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No split title, Alabama No. 1 in AP Poll

Posted on: January 10, 2012 1:43 am
Edited on: January 10, 2012 10:44 am
 


Posted by Tom Fornelli

If you had been wondering whether or not the AP Poll would recognize Alabama as this year's national champion or make a statement by keeping LSU ranked at No. 1, well, the answer is right up there for you. 

Alabama is on top with LSU right behind them with Oklahoma State, Oregon and Arkansas rounding out the top five.

Also, what's really interesting about the poll aside from Alabama being on top is that Alabama got every first place vote but five. Of those five ballots that didn't put Alabama at the top, only one listed LSU. The other four had Oklahoma State.

The one voter who kept LSU at the top spot was Erik Gee, from KNML in Albuquerque, N.M.. Gee told CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd in December that it would take "like a 63-0 pasting" by Alabama for the 39-year old radio host to change his vote after the BCS National Championship Game. He believes LSU won the right to the top spot with their performance prior to Monday's 21-0 loss to Alabama, and his final AP Poll vote reflected his firm stance on the issue.

Check out the final AP Poll of the 2011 season below:

1. Alabama (55)
2. LSU (1)
3. Oklahoma State (4)
4. Oregon
5. Arkansas
6. USC
7. Stanford
8. Boise State
9. South Carolina
10. Wisconsin
11. Michigan State
12. Michigan
13. Baylor
14. TCU
15. Kansas State
16. Oklahoma
17. West Virginia
18. Houston
19. Georgia
20. Southern Miss
21. Virginia Tech
22. Clemson
23. Florida State
24. Nebraska
25. Cincinnati


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Comments

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:42 pm
 

No split title, Alabama No. 1 in AP Poll

USC finishes ahead of Stanford why?  USC has less wins, same amount of losses, didn't even play in a bowl game, and LOST TO STANFORD AT HOME.  These writers don't know SHIT



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:42 pm
 

No split title, Alabama No. 1 in AP Poll

your right Okie State..you wouldn't have been shut out..you would had 10 points,4interceptions,3 fumbles and lost by 18 which would beat the 14 point spread..Bama and Tigers would have run the ball down your throat..you didn't tackle anyone in that flag football league



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:36 pm
 

No split title, Alabama No. 1 in AP Poll

A bad game beween two teams that made more mistakes than our local high school team does.  Okie state would have beaten either one of them and darn sure would not have been shut out!



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:30 pm
 

No split title, Alabama No. 1 in AP Poll

Hey Razorback: Suiii Pig..they beat a good K State and I think they are dead even with Ok.St this yearCool



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:30 pm
 

No split title, Alabama No. 1 in AP Poll

What was so lousy about the game?  It was a good defensive battle between the 2 best teams in college football.  All this talk about OK. State, Boise State, Stanford etc.  How can you say that any one of them would have beaten either of these teams?  All those teams lost to lesser opponents. People seem to be upset that neither offense scored a bunch of points.  It was that they both faced great defenses. Look at the point totals that Alabama and LSU had put up during the seaon.  Many games were in the forty and higher range.  It's not that the offenses were inept it is that the defenses were very good.  Both Alabama and LSU could have scored more points on any of the other teams as evidenced in the regular season. Who says that any of those other teams could have put up a lot of points on either Alabama or LSU's defense.  



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:30 pm
 

No split title, Alabama No. 1 in AP Poll

Sure did feel like 63-0. This poll is a joke anyway.



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:30 pm
 

No split title, Alabama No. 1 in AP Poll

Well DUH!!!!!!!! They had over a month to prepare for one team that they had already played,with no other games to worry about inbetween. They better have won. Any other top 5 team with that amount of time to prepare would have beat LSU,even though LSU might have at least scored.



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:27 pm
 

No split title, Alabama No. 1 in AP Poll

good post dude..backed up everything I said a few minutes ago...oh yeah,we left out them beating Oregon and Va.Tech before 90,000 in DC. ..so what does it take...



Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:26 pm
 

No split title, Alabama No. 1 in AP Poll

To Homelandefender. Agreed on who they might be better then right now in the SEC. The issue is the conference not who BSU is better then. I enjoy watching BSU because I always bet on them and they usually cover. I don't remember a Boise State Line being under 20 this whole year except GA. I may be wrong on that but should be pretty close. I don't remember a single SEC team playing another SEC team where the line was over 20. That is my issue with BSU and why they are not as respected as they might deserve. They could be better then what there ranked but you have to prove it with not only number of wins but caliber of wins. I'm a Razorback and we don't get any respect but truth is I don't want your respect, I want to earn & desreve it. I am very proud of my team to only have two losses and they came at the hands of LSU & Bama.  





Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:24 pm
 

No split title, Alabama No. 1 in AP Poll

I think Houston should be a little higher than 18. Doesn't really matter, I guess. There's no reason to take college football as a whole seriously until they adopt a playoff-style offseason to avoid the embarrassing bore of a game we were subjected to last night. Let teams play each other on the way to the championship.


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