College Football Rankings 2012: Arizona, ASU receive votes in BlogPoll

Christian Petersen

The Arizona Wildcats and Arizona State Sun Devils are hanging outside the top 25 in the latest college football BlogPoll.

The Arizona Wildcats and Arizona State Sun Devils have both performed quite well in turnaround seasons for each of the programs. In the latest BlogPoll Top 25, Arizona is currently spotted at 40th, while Arizona State ends up at 43rd. It's interesting that Arizona is ranked ahead of ASU given that the Sun Devils won the head-to-head matchup, although it was hardly a decisive victory.

Here are the full BlogPoll results.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 13

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (61) 25.13 2.92 --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (5) 23.66 2.56 --
3 Oregon Ducks 21.83 2.18 --
4 Georgia Bulldogs (1) 21.44 0.95 --
5 Florida Gators (1) 21.24 1.28 Arrow_up 1
6 Ohio St. Buckeyes (3) 19.70 6.12 Arrow_up 1
7 Kansas State Wildcats 19.39 0.92 Arrow_down -2
8 Stanford Cardinal 17.69 0.12 Arrow_up 2
9 LSU Tigers 17.41 0.71 --
10 Texas A&M Aggies 17.16 1.02 Arrow_up 1
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 15.23 0.94 Arrow_up 3
12 Oklahoma Sooners 14.04 2.42 Arrow_up 1
13 Florida St. Seminoles 13.09 1.26 Arrow_down -5
14 Nebraska Cornhuskers 12.09 1.33 Arrow_up 2
15 Clemson Tigers 11.17 1.24 Arrow_down -3
16 Oregon State Beavers 8.09 3.44 Arrow_up 1
17 UCLA Bruins 8.06 2.45 Arrow_down -2
18 Kent State Golden Flashes 7.61 3.67 Arrow_up 5
19 Northern Illinois Huskies 6.83 3.76 Arrow_up 5
20 Utah State Aggies 4.74 2.58 Arrow_up 6
21 Northwestern Wildcats 3.66 2.88 Arrow_up 7
22 Michigan Wolverines 3.36 3.08 Arrow_down -1
23 Boise State Broncos 3.13 3.24 Arrow_up 2
24 Oklahoma State Cowboys 2.70 3.30 Arrow_down -2
25 Texas Longhorns 2.50 2.97 Arrow_down -7
Others Receiving Votes: San Jose State Spartans | Louisville Cardinals | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Penn State Nittany Lions | Vanderbilt Commodores | TCU Horned Frogs | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Fresno State Bulldogs | Ball State Cardinals | San Diego State Aztecs | Cincinnati Bearcats | Mississippi State Bulldogs | Central Florida Knights | USC Trojans | Arizona Wildcats | Washington Huskies | Toledo Rockets | Arizona State Sun Devils | North Carolina Tar Heels | Arkansas State Red Wolves | Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Updated: Nov 27, 2012 7:02 AM PST

Arizona State generally beat the teams the Sun Devils were supposed to beat (four of their conference wins came against Washington State, Cal, Colorado and Utah, all of whom ended up with losing seasons); their win over Arizona was their only win against a winning team. Arizona had more upside to their wins, upsetting USC and throttling Washington, while also landing a marquee win against Oklahoma State. There's no doubt Arizona has the more impressive resume of the two 7-5 teams, although Arizona State is probably plenty happy with the head-to-head win.

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