charlie burrus's college football rankings

Final 2011-2012 FBS Rankings

Back on September 26 Alabama, LSU and Oklahoma State occupied the top three spots.  Throughout the season, there were only three weeks when those weren't the top three teams, and at least two of them were in the top three every single week.  And so it is in the final ranking:  Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma State, and ... everyone else.

RankConferenceTeamRecordVotesPre-
Bowl
Rank
Bowl Result
1SECAlabama12-19.83723Championship : Alabama 21 LSU 0
2SECLSU13-18.47581Championship : Alabama 21 LSU 0
3Big 12Oklahoma St.12-17.15302Fiesta : Oklahoma St. 41 Stanford 38
4Pac 12Oregon12-24.72844Rose : Oregon 45 Wisconsin 38
5SECArkansas11-24.31589Cotton : Arkansas 29 Kansas St. 16
6Big 12Oklahoma10-34.24937Insight : Oklahoma 31 Iowa 14
7Pac 12Stanford11-24.06065Fiesta : Oklahoma St. 41 Stanford 38
8Mtn WestBoise St.12-13.763512Las Vegas : Boise St. 56 Arizona St. 24
9Big 10Wisconsin11-33.67086Rose : Oregon 45 Wisconsin 38
10Pac 12USC10-23.62858
11SECSouth Carolina11-23.417614Capital One : South Carolina 30 Nebraska 13
12Big 12Baylor10-33.366113Alamo : Baylor 67 Washington 56
13Big 10Michigan11-23.284711Sugar : Michigan 23 Virginia Tech 20
14Big 12Kansas St.10-33.207810Cotton : Arkansas 29 Kansas St. 16
15USAHouston13-13.123819Ticket City : Houston 30 Penn St. 14
16Big 10Michigan St.11-32.982815Outback : Michigan St. 33 Georgia 30
17Mtn WestTCU11-22.828518Poinsettia : TCU 31 Louisiana Tech 24
18Big 12Texas A&M7-62.805616Texas : Texas A&M 33 Northwestern 22
19Big 12Missouri8-52.683021Independence : Missouri 41 North Carolina 24
20USASouthern Miss12-22.628723Hawaii : Southern Miss 24 Nevada 17
21SECGeorgia10-42.602917Outback : Michigan St. 33 Georgia 30
22Big 12Texas8-52.537722Holiday : Texas 21 California 10
23Big EastWest Virginia10-32.336031Orange : West Virginia 70 Clemson 33
24ACCFlorida St.9-42.252028Champs Sports : Florida St. 18 Notre Dame 14
25Big 10Nebraska9-42.206320Capital One : South Carolina 30 Nebraska 13
26IndNotre Dame8-52.140325Champs Sports : Florida St. 18 Notre Dame 14
27ACCVirginia Tech11-32.047426Sugar : Michigan 23 Virginia Tech 20
28ACCClemson10-42.006124Orange : West Virginia 70 Clemson 33
29Big 10Penn St.9-41.958827Ticket City : Houston 30 Penn St. 14
30SECAuburn8-51.950736Chick-Fil-A : Auburn 43 Virginia 24
31Big EastCincinnati10-31.915137Liberty : Cincinnati 31 Vanderbilt 24
32SECMississippi St.7-61.891835Music City : Mississippi St. 23 Wake Forest 17
33Big 12Iowa St.6-71.888929Pinstripe : Rutgers 27 Iowa St. 13
34Big EastRutgers9-41.821748Pinstripe : Rutgers 27 Iowa St. 13
35SECFlorida7-61.804339Gator : Florida 24 Ohio St. 17
36Pac 12Arizona St.6-71.717430Las Vegas : Boise St. 56 Arizona St. 24
37IndBYU10-31.672746Armed Forces : BYU 24 Tulsa 21
38Mid-AmN. Illinois11-31.651954Godaddy.com : N. Illinois 38 Arkansas St. 20
39Pac 12Utah8-51.627938Sun : Utah 30 Georgia Tech 27
40Big 10Iowa7-61.601134Insight : Oklahoma 31 Iowa 14
41SECVanderbilt6-71.584544Liberty : Cincinnati 31 Vanderbilt 24
42Pac 12California7-61.578432Holiday : Texas 21 California 10
43USATulsa8-51.562445Armed Forces : BYU 24 Tulsa 21
44Big 10Ohio St.6-71.548833Gator : Florida 24 Ohio St. 17
45SECTennessee5-71.531551
46Mid-AmToledo9-41.526256Military : Toledo 42 Air Force 41
47WACLouisiana Tech8-51.524747Poinsettia : TCU 31 Louisiana Tech 24
48ACCU. of Miami6-61.486840
49Big 12Texas Tech5-71.484149
50Pac 12Washington7-61.449943Alamo : Baylor 67 Washington 56
51Big EastLouisville7-61.419752Belk : NC State 31 Louisville 24
52ACCNC State8-51.396655Belk : NC State 31 Louisville 24
53ACCGeorgia Tech8-51.379141Sun : Utah 30 Georgia Tech 27
54ACCNorth Carolina7-61.354750Independence : Missouri 41 North Carolina 24
55Sun BeltArkansas St.10-31.343542Godaddy.com : N. Illinois 38 Arkansas St. 20
56Big 10Illinois7-61.309657Kraft Fight Hunger : Illinois 20 UCLA 14
57Mid-AmTemple9-41.265870New Mexico : Temple 37 Wyoming 15
58Pac 12Arizona4-81.247760
59ACCVirginia8-51.238053Chick-Fil-A : Auburn 43 Virginia 24
60Big 10Northwestern6-71.237758Texas : Texas A&M 33 Northwestern 22
61USASMU8-51.232774BBVA Compass : SMU 28 Pittsburgh 6
62Mid-AmOhio U.10-41.198675Famous Idaho Potato : Ohio U. 24 Utah St. 23
63Pac 12UCLA6-81.186859Kraft Fight Hunger : Illinois 20 UCLA 14
64Big EastPittsburgh6-71.178061BBVA Compass : SMU 28 Pittsburgh 6
65Big EastSouth Florida5-71.163265
66Mtn WestSan Diego St.8-51.152062New Orleans : La.-Lafayette 32 San Diego St. 30
67Sun BeltLa.-Lafayette9-41.149968New Orleans : La.-Lafayette 32 San Diego St. 30
68WACNevada7-61.121464Hawaii : Southern Miss 24 Nevada 17
69Big 10Purdue7-61.091163Little Caesars Pizza : Purdue 37 W. Michigan 32
70ACCWake Forest6-71.045066Music City : Mississippi St. 23 Wake Forest 17
71SECKentucky5-71.038772
72USAMarshall7-61.033385Beef 'O' Brady's : Marshall 20 Florida Int'l 10
73IndNavy5-71.031778
74Big EastConnecticut5-71.030481
75Big EastSyracuse5-71.023282
76Mtn WestAir Force7-61.020571Military : Toledo 42 Air Force 41
77WACUtah St.7-61.016967Famous Idaho Potato : Ohio U. 24 Utah St. 23
78Sun BeltW. Kentucky7-50.986673
79Big 10Minnesota3-90.961976
80Mtn WestWyoming8-50.942869New Mexico : Temple 37 Wyoming 15
81USACentral Florida5-70.930886
82Mid-AmW. Michigan7-60.927683Little Caesars Pizza : Purdue 37 W. Michigan 32
83SECMississippi2-100.918887
84Sun BeltFlorida Int'l8-50.908277Beef 'O' Brady's : Marshall 20 Florida Int'l 10
85Pac 12Oregon St.3-90.902379
86Pac 12Washington St.4-80.896880
87ACCBoston College4-80.865084
88Big 12Kansas2-100.859888
89USAEast Carolina5-70.828890
90WACSan Jose St.5-70.780089
91Mid-AmBall State6-60.753194
92Pac 12Colorado3-100.732991
93WACHawaii6-70.730092
94Mid-AmKent State5-70.7266100
95Sun BeltNorth Texas5-70.722997
96USARice4-80.698898
97USAUTEP5-70.685899
98WACFresno St.4-90.683393
99Mid-AmMiami U.4-80.6761101
100Mid-AmBowling Green5-70.6565103
101ACCMaryland2-100.644996
102ACCDuke3-90.632295
103USAUAB3-90.6226105
104Mid-AmE. Michigan6-60.6150104
105Sun BeltLa.-Monroe4-80.6074102
106IndArmy3-90.5293107
107Sun BeltTroy3-90.5219108
108Mid-AmCent. Michigan3-90.5116111
109Big 10Indiana1-110.5032106
110WACNew Mexico St.4-90.4971109
111Mtn WestColorado St.3-90.4886110
112Mid-AmBuffalo3-90.4653113
113WACIdaho2-100.4329112
114Mtn WestUNLV2-100.3967114
115Mtn WestNew Mexico1-110.3869115
116USATulane2-110.3316118
117Sun BeltFla. Atlantic1-110.3233116
118USAMemphis2-100.3089119
119Sun BeltMid. Tenn. St.2-100.3073117
120Mid-AmAkron1-110.2267120