College Football Rankings: Pac-12 Has 3 Teams In AP Poll Preseason Top 25

July 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez (left), quarterback Matt Scott (center), and linebacker Jake Fisher answer media questions during PAC-12 Media Day at Universal Studios Hollywood. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Pac-12 has three teams listed in the 2012 AP Preseason poll, with another two members unranked but receiving votes.

The Pac-12 has three teams in the 2012 AP Top 25 preseason poll, with another two members of the conference receiving votes. University of Southern California leads things, with the USC Trojans earning the No. 1 ranking. The Oregon Ducks are next, coming in at No. 4, and the Stanford Cardinal are ranked No. 21. The two Pac-12 teams that were not ranked but received votes were Washington and Utah.

Arizona teams have a number of games against Top 25 teams: the Arizona Wildcats play Oregon on Sept. 22, Stanford on Oct. 6, and USC on Oct. 27. Oregon and Stanford are road games, while the Wildcats will host the Trojans. The ASU Sun Devils face Oregon in Arizona's Ring of Honor game on Oct. 18, then travel to Southern California to face USC on Nov. 10.

RANK TEAM 2011 RECORD POINTS PV
1 USC (25) 10-2 1,445 6
2 Alabama (17) 12-1 1,411 1
3 LSU (16) 13-1 1,402 2
4 Oklahoma (1) 10-3 1,286 16
5 Oregon 12-2 1,274 4
6 Georgia 10-4 1,107 19
7 Florida St. 9-4 1,093 23
8 Michigan (1) 11-2 1,000 12
9 South Carolina 11-2 994 9
10 Arkansas 11-2 963 5
11 West Virginia 10-3 856 17
12 Wisconsin 11-3 838 10
13 Michigan St. 11-3 742 11
14 Clemson 10-4 615 22
15 Texas 8-5 569 NR
16 Virginia Tech 11-3 548 21
17 Nebraska 9-4 485 24
18 Ohio St. 6-7 474 NR
19 Oklahoma St. 12-1 430 3
20 TCU 11-2 397 14
21 Stanford 11-2 383 7
22 Kansas St. 10-3 300 15
23 Florida 7-6 214 NR
24 Boise St. 12-1 212 8
25 Louisville 7-6 105 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 83, Washington 55, Auburn 53, North Carolina 32, Utah 30, Georgia Tech 25, BYU 22, Tennessee 15, South Florida 11, Baylor 9, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Cincinnati 3, Missouri 3, N.C. State 3, Houston 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Mississippi St. 1, N. Illinois 1.

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