College Football Power Rankings - Week 15
Victory was a foregone conclusion sometime around halftime, or earlier, depending on your perspective. Such was the nature of Alabama's dominance against Notre Dame in the Discover BCS National Championship.
The Crimson Tide's 42-14 win over the Fighting Irish, their third BCS title in four years, left no doubt in voters' minds as to which team deserved the No. 1 spot to end the 2012 season. Ohio State, despite finishing 12-0, checked in at No. 3 behind Oregon, which beat Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl.
Only one point separated No. 4 Texas A&M, the only team to beat Alabama this season, and No. 5 Georgia. Louisville climbed eight spots to finish at No. 13 following the Cardinals' win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
Texas, Vanderbilt and Baylor were new entries in the final Power Rankings for the 2012 season.Overall | Voters 1-5 | Voters 6-10 | Voters 11-15 | Voters 16-20