College Football Power Rankings

CHARLES DAVIS'   A former defensive back at Tennessee, Charles Davis is the lead college football analyst for FOX Sports.

CFB Power Rankings

Posted January 08, 2013 05:59 PM EST


Louisville Cardinals


Kansas State Wildcats



12-2 1 1/4
If Nick Saban's final words to his team before the BCS Championship Game game were, "And, leave no doubt," well, the Tide sure listened.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Bama Mag

13-2 2 1/4
The Ducks saw their national title hopes erased by a loss at home to Stanford, but rebounded to win their second BCS bowl in a row.
Home | Stats | Schedule | eDuck

8-5 2 1/23
The dominance of Alabama led to the Irish's drop in this poll … still, a fabulous season, one that few saw coming. Good to have you back, Notre Dame
Home | Stats | Schedule | Irish Eyes

14-1 1 3/16
Probation ends a bit too late for the Buckeyes senior class, who went 12-0 in 2012, but too soon for the rest of the Big Ten … and the country.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Buckeye Sports

8-5 1 5/24
By the end of the season, the Cardinal was a team that few wanted to face … coach David Shaw is simply one of the best in the nation.
Home | Stats | Schedule | The Bootleg

8-5 5 6/23
What a debut in the SEC! Coach of the Year honors for Kevin Sumlin (his third such award in five seasons as a head coach), and a Heisman for Johnny "Football" Manziel. Not to mention an 11-2 final record. Wow!
Home | Stats | Schedule | Aggie Websider

10-3 1 3/13
The Bulldogs won the SEC East for the second year in a row, and then won their bowl game to finish with style. And, QB Aaron Murray will be back in Athens for another season.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Dawg Post

7-5 1 3/22
Not the finish desired by the Gators in the Sugar Bowl, but what a year against a very difficult schedule. Not pretty, but overall effective.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Fightin Gators

7-6 1 3/16
Great come from behind win in their bowl game with Michigan, and DE Jadeveon Clowney made the play of the bowl season.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Gamecock Anthem

13-1 3 5/15
A "no win" spot in a BCS Bowl for FSU, but at least the Seminoles did beat Northern Illinois. The ACC champs will look to continue to ascend in 2013
Home | Stats | Schedule | Nole Digest

10-3 3 8/20
Finished the 2011 season getting 70 points put up on them in the bowl game … ended 2012 beating LSU, with a thrilling two-minute drill led by QB Tajh Boyd.
Home | Stats | Schedule | CU Tigers

9-4 7 2/23
K-State was one of the great stories of 2012, and QB Collin Klein ranks as one of the all-time great competitors, and people, in college football history.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Kstate Fans

8-5 4 2/13
Will lose a lot of talent to the NFL, but that happens every year for LSU. The Tigers will continue to be one of the team's to beat in the SEC.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Tiger Sports Digest

9-4 9 10/24
This is quite a jump, but did you see the Sugar Bowl, and what the Cardinals did to Florida? Coach Charlie Strong is building something special.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Inside The Ville

5-7 1 8/22
Tough sledding down the stretch, but coach Brady Hoke and the Wolverines have a bright future ahead of them.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Go Blue Wolverine

6-7 - 10/20
Gritty win in their bowl game against Oregon State … this is a team that should contend for the Big 12 title in 2013.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Longhorn Digest

8-5 5 6/19
The standards are SO high in Norman, that a 10-3 season is not celebrated as it is most places. Bob Stoops and the Sooners will be just fine, thank you.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Sooners Illustrated

5-7 3 6/20
Coach Mike Riley simply knows how to win in Corvallis. He, and the Beavers, had a very good season in 2012.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Beaver Football

9-4 - 12/24
Give credit to the Huskers. They bounced back, and scared Georgia in the Capital One Bowl after a very disappointing Big Ten title game loss. Still, Nebraska did win 10 games this season.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Big Red Report

5-7 4 20/24
A couple of second-half failures away from a berth in the Big Ten Championship Game, the Wildcats showed their claws and won a historic bowl game.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Purple Wildcats

10-4 1 20/25
They may have lost their head coach to Wisconsin, but QB Chuckie Keeton will help ease the transition next season for the Aggies. A wonderful year in Logan.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Scout U State

12-2 - 17/24
They may have fallen out of the national spotlight, but look for them to reemerge, and soon. The Broncos are a program that can play with anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Bronco Country

3-9 - 0/0
Talk about finishing in a rush! Five straight wins, including a huge win over Tennessee, and coach James Franklin has them believing in Nashville.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Vandy Mania

3-9 1 24/25
Talk about a tremendous year! 11 wins, and only lost by 3 at Stanford. SPARTANS!
Home | Stats | Schedule | Inside Sparta

11-3 7 18/25
They earned an Orange Bowl bid, and acquitted themselves well, even in defeat. Terrific year for the Huskies, and QB Jordan Lynch.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Huskie Pride


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