The Final Dozen, Plus a Bonus Dozen!

Posted: January 24, 2012 in Power Rankings

Yes, this is grossly overdue. Apparently I forgot about it.

Anyway, here are my final rankings for 2011-12.

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1, 7-1 SEC)
2. LSU Tigers (13-1, 8-0 SEC)
3. Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-1, 8-1 B12)
4. Oregon Ducks (12-2, 8-1 PAC)
5. Stanford Cardinal (11-2, 8-1 PAC)
6. USC Trojans (10-2, 7-2 PAC)
7. Wisconsin Badgers (11-3, 6-2 B1G)
8. Arkansas Razorbacks (11-2, 6-2 SEC)
9. Boise State Broncos (12-1, 6-1 MW)
10. Michigan Wolverines (11-2, 6-2 B1G)
11. South Carolina Gamecocks (11-2, 6-2 SEC)
12. Baylor Bears (10-3, 6-3 B12)

13. Michigan St Spartans (11-3, 7-1 B1G)
14. West Virginia Mountaineers (10-3, 5-2 BE)
15. Kansas State Wildcats (10-3, 7-2 B12)
16. TCU Horned Frogs (11-2, 7-0 MW)
17. Houston Cougars (13-1, 8-0 USA)
18. Oklahoma Sooners (10-3, 6-3 B12)
19. Southern Miss Golden Eagles (12-2, 6-2 USA)
20. Clemson Tigers (10-4, 6-2 ACC)
21. Virginia Tech Hokies (11-3, 7-1 ACC)
22. Georgia Bulldogs (10-4, 7-1 SEC)
23. Florida State Seminoles (9-4, 5-3 ACC)
24. Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-4, 5-3 B1G)

Outliers: Cincinnati (10-3), BYU (10-3)

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This list ranks teams by their average position in the final AP and Coaches polls. For comparison, you’ll see the “quackmaster rank” next to teams that the media and coaches ranked differently than I did.

1. Alabama
2. LSU
3. Oklahoma St
4. Oregon
5. Arkansas (qm rank: 8)
6. USC* [absent from Coaches’ poll]
t-7. Stanford (qm rank: 5)
t-7. Boise State (qm rank: 9)
9. South Carolina (qm rank: 11)
t-10. Wisconsin (qm rank: 7)
t-10. Michigan St (qm rank: 13)
t-10. Michigan
13. Baylor (qm rank: 12)
14. TCU (qm rank: 16)
t-15. Oklahoma (qm rank: 18)
t-15. Kansas St
17. Houston
18. West Virginia (qm rank: 14)
t-19. Virginia Tech (qm rank: 21)
t-19. Southern Miss
t-19. Georgia (qm rank: 22)
22. Clemson (qm rank: 20)
23. Florida St
24. Nebraska
t-25. Cincinnati (qm outlier)
t-25. BYU (qm outlier)

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Comments
  1. quackmaster says:

    I really didn’t monitor the media/coaches polls much this year as I focused on perfecting my own list, so it’s pretty interesting to see some of the teams that ended up in the same places.

  2. BigDaddy says:

    Are you going to do a pre-season poll for next year… kinda like “if the season started today…”.

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