College Football Rankings: Alabama Unanimous No. 1 in AP Poll
The Alabama Crimson Tide continue to improve in the 2012 college football rankings, now the undisputed, unanimous No. 1 team in the nation. For the first time this season, Alabama captured all 60 first place votes.
What might have hurt the LSU Tigers their one remaining AP vote was that they welcomed FCS school Townson into their house and only won, 38-22. The unimpressive win dropped LSU to the fourth spot, allowing Florida State to jump them in the rankings.
This kind of trend is not something that college football should promote. Basically, the AP voters seem to believe that they want the high ranked college football teams to run up the score and embarrass the lower ranked schools if they want to get their votes. That calls for unsportsmanlike play. In the case of the LSU game, 13 of the Towson points came in the fourth quarter.
Oregon remains in second place and Georgia sticks around in fifth.
The SEC has four teams in the Top 10, with South Carolina joining the three in the Top 5. The Big 12 still has two in the Top 10, with Texas knocking on the door at No. 12. TCU, Oklahoma and Baylor are also ranked in the college football rankings, giving the Big 12 six teams in the Top 25.