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USA Today/NFCA Top 25 preseason poll

Rank, team (first-place votes), 2012 record, points, final 2012 ranking

1, Alabama (25) 60-8 765 1

2, Oklahoma (5) 54-10 745 2

3, California (1) 58-7 704 3

4, Arizona State 53-11 684 4

5, Oregon 45-18 634 5

6, Tennessee 52-14 626 6

7, Texas 47-13 534 9

8, Missouri 47-14 496 11

9, Georgia 45-17 490 10

10, LSU 40-25 475 7

11, Louisiana-Lafayette 53-6 429 12

12, South Florida 50-14 423 8

13, Arizona 38-19 406 13

14, Florida 48-11 342 18

15, Michigan 42-17 326 15

16, Washington 39-19 316 14

17, Texas A&M 41-18 296 19

18, Louisville 55-5 255 17

19, UCLA 36-20 216 20

20, Hofstra 42-15 203 16

21, Stanford 40-19 183 21

22, North Carolina 43-15 102 24

23, Hawaii 44-9 89 22

24, Baylor 34-22 80 RV

25, Florida State 47-16 58 RV

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 43, Georgia Tech 29, Syracuse 27, Kentucky 23, Oregon State 22, Texas Tech 12, Virginia Tech 11, DePaul 10, Northwestern 5, BYU 4, Houston 3, Tulsa 2, Mississippi State 2, Illinois State 2 and South Alabama 2.