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Alabama, LSU, Okla State top my AP ballot

Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:24 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2012 11:25 pm
 
NEW ORLEANS – Based on Alabama’s dominating performance in Monday night’s BCS title game, the Crimson Tide are ranked No. 1 on my final Associated Press ballot.

Alabama (12-1) was ranked No. 3 on my final regular season ballot, but the Tide were impressive enough to leap LSU and Oklahoma State. LSU (13-1) may have had the most impressive regular season in college football history, but I only ranked the Tigers No. 2

Despite Oklahoma State’s victory against Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl, I dropped the Cowboys from No. 2 to No. 3. Their victory wasn’t dominating enough for me to keep Oklahoma State (12-1) in my top two.

Here is my final AP ballot for 2011. Last week’s rankings in parenthesis.
 
1. Alabama (3)
The Crimson Tide finished 12-1, defeating LSU in the BCS title game.

2. LSU (1)
The Tigers finished 13-1, losing to Alabama in the BCS title game.

3. Oklahoma State (2)
The Cowboys finished 12-1, defeating Stanford 41-38 in overtime in the Fiesta Bowl.

4. Oregon (4)
The Ducks finished 12-2, defeating Wisconsin 45-38 in the Rose Bowl.

5. Boise State (6)
The Broncos finished 12-1, defeating Arizona State 56-24 in Las Vegas Bowl.

6. Arkansas (8)
The Razorbacks finished 11-2, defeating Kansas State 29-16 in the Cotton Bowl.

7. USC (9)
The Trojans finished 10-2 and were not eligible for a bowl game.

8. Stanford (5)
The Cardinal finished 11-2, losing to Oklahoma State 41-38 in overtime in the Fiesta Bowl.

9. South Carolina (10)
The Gamecocks finished 11-2, defeating Nebraska 30-13 in the Capital One Bowl.

10. Wisconsin (7)
The Badgers finished 11-3, losing to Oregon 45-38 in the Rose Bowl.

11. Michigan (12)
The Wolverines finished 11-2, defeating Virginia Tech 23-20 in overtime in the Sugar Bowl.

12. Michigan State (15)
The Spartans finished 11-3, defeating Georgia 33-30 in triple overtime in the Outback Bowl.

13. Baylor (13)
The Bears finished 10-3, defeating Washington 67-56 in the Alamo Bowl.

14. TCU (17)
The Horned Frogs finished 11-2, defeating Louisiana Tech 31-24 in the Poinsettia Bowl.

15. Georgia (16)
The Bulldogs finished 10-4, losing to Michigan State 33-30 in triple overtime in the Outback Bowl.

16. Oklahoma (20)
The Sooners finished 10-3, defeating Iowa 31-14 in the Insight Bowl.

17. Kansas State (11)
The Wildcats finished 10-3, losing to Arkansas 29-16 in the Cotton Bowl.

18. West Virginia (24)
The Mountaineers finished 10-3, defeating Clemson 70-33 in the Orange Bowl.

19. Florida State (19)
The Seminoles finished 9-4, defeating Notre Dame 18-14 in the Champs Sports Bowl.

20. Southern Miss (21)
The Golden Eagles finished 12-2, defeating Nevada 24-17 in the Hawaii Bowl.

21. Houston (22)
The Cougars finished 12-1, defeating Penn State 30-14 in the Ticket City Bowl.

22. Nebraska (18)
The Cornhuskers finished 9-4, losing to South Carolina 30-13 in the Capital One Bowl.

23. Clemson (14)
The Tigers finished 10-4, losing to West Virginia 70-33 in the Orange Bowl.

24. Virginia Tech (23)
The Hokes finished 11-3, losing to Michigan 23-20 in overtime in the Sugar Bowl.

25. Cincinnati (NR)
The Bearcats finished 10-3, defeating Vanderbilt 31-24 in the Liberty Bowl.



Comments

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 12:14 am
 

Alabama, LSU, Okla State top my AP ballot

Big hypotheical talk...against Bama tonight, OSU might not have made it outside their own Red Zone. A better team than them only crossed mid-field once...late in the 4th quarter. OSU might not beat Arkansas, the third best team in the Western division of the SEC.

ROLL TIDE!! 



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 12:04 am
 

McMurphy with yet another cowards vote

What happened to you can't drop if you don't lose?



Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 12:03 am
 

Alabama, LSU, Okla State top my AP ballot

With one of those four missed field goals on Nov 5th, Alabama would be remembered as one of the greatest teams of all time.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 12:03 am
 

Alabama, LSU, Okla State top my AP ballot

OSU rolls over eithe rof those teams tonight



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 12:02 am
 

Alabama, LSU, Okla State top my AP ballot

Do you people realize what defense is???  I understand that the other conferences have none and gives their teams inflated stats on offense, but you do understand that DEFENSE wins championships???  OK St MAY have scored, but they would have still lost...

And again I say....  who gives a s*#t about the AP, the only national champion is the team that wins the BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP game, thats why they call it that....

ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!! 



Since: Apr 15, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:57 pm
 

Alabama, LSU, Okla State top my AP ballot

LSU gets shut out virtually at home but OK State didn't dominate enough to move them to 2? I beg AP voters to grow some and vote OK State #1 and throw the college football bowl process into disarry.



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:56 pm
 

Alabama, LSU, Okla State top my AP ballot

I wouldn't vote for either one of these lame teams. Heck, even Arkansas has a better offense than either of them.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:53 pm
 

Alabama, LSU, Okla State top my AP ballot

How on earth can LSU be #2 after tonight.  OSU was dropped because of the "qualit" of their one loss.  Well that was the worst loss we've ever seen. Keep the CBS EC bias going big guy.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:51 pm
 

Alabama, LSU, Okla State top my AP ballot

Who gives a s*#t about the AP, there is one national championship and its the BCS game!!!  ROLL TIDE!!!!!!



Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:50 pm
 

Alabama, LSU, Okla State top my AP ballot

Keep LSU #2 genius, if they couldn't manage 5 first downs tonight, they should still be be #1 in your book.  What a joke.....Bama might have beat OK State tonight.  OK State would have CRUSHED LSU.  But you keep them SEC blinders on big guy.


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