AP College Football Poll 2012: Complete Week 12 Standings Released

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistNovember 11, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 10:  Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs and looks downfield during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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There is a changing of the guard in college football as we approach Week 12, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Texas A&M and quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Manziel, the freshman quarterback, had by far the best game of his young career in leading the Aggies into Tuscaloosa and knocking off previously unbeaten and top-ranked Alabama. The Crimson Tide made things interesting at the end, but things did not break their way for the first time in a long time.

Alabama's loss has opened the door for Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame as they compete to play in the BCS National Championship Game. There are still two weeks left to decide who will meet in that game, but it will take a lot of things to go right for Nick Saban's bunch to have a shot to repeat as champions. 

Looking at other games from Week 11, Florida was able to complete its miracle comeback against Louisiana-Lafayette; however, thanks to Georgia's win at Auburn, the Gators will be sitting at home when the SEC championship game is played.

Nebraska was up to its old tricks on Saturday, falling behind by two touchdowns against Penn State in the first half before scoring 26 points in the second half to keep its Big Ten championship game hopes alive.

Here is a look at the latest standings in the AP poll following an insane, unpredictable weekend in college football.


 1. Oregon
 2. Kansas State
 3. Notre Dame
 4. Alabama
 5. Georgia
 6. Ohio State
 7. Florida
 8. LSU
 9. Texas A&M
 10. Florida State
 11. Clemson
 12. South Carolina
 13. Oklahoma
 14. Stanford
 15. Oregon State
 16. Nebraska
 17. UCLA
 18. Texas 
 19. Louisiana Tech
 20. Louisville
 21. USC
 22. Rutgers
 T-23. Texas Tech
 T-23. Michigan
 25. Kent State