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2012 Year Summary

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National Champion: Alabama (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Brian Kelly (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ AP Final #1: Alabama

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L Pct G W L Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Southeastern Conference 14 179 111 68 .620 9 6 3 .667 10.06 5.37 6 7 Alabama
2 Big 12 Conference 10 129 75 54 .581 9 4 5 .444 8.37 5.10 6 3 Kansas State
Oklahoma
3 Pacific-12 Conference 12 154 84 70 .545 8 4 4 .500 6.34 4.66 3 3 Stanford
4 Big Ten Conference 12 153 85 68 .556 7 2 5 .286 3.74 1.82 5 4 Wisconsin
5 Independent 4 51 30 21 .588 3 1 2 .333 2.44 -0.33 0 1
6 Atlantic Coast Conference 12 152 80 72 .526 6 4 2 .667 1.92 0.80 3 2 Florida State
7 Big East Conference 8 100 56 44 .560 5 3 2 .600 0.98 -1.34 1 1 Cincinnati
Louisville
Rutgers
Syracuse
8 Western Athletic Conference 7 86 45 41 .523 2 2 0 1.000 -3.85 -4.15 0 2 Utah State
9 Sun Belt Conference 10 125 59 66 .472 4 2 2 .500 -4.16 -3.01 0 0 Arkansas State
10 Mountain West Conference 10 127 59 68 .465 5 1 4 .200 -5.56 -4.67 1 1 Boise State
Fresno State
San Diego State
11 Conference USA 12 151 65 86 .430 5 4 1 .800 -5.76 -3.24 0 0 Tulsa
12 Mid-American Conference 13 165 81 84 .491 7 2 5 .286 -6.79 -5.21 0 1 Northern Illinois

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Alabama SEC 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 2 2 1
Oregon Pac-12 5 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 5 6 5 2
Ohio State Big Ten 18 14 12 16 14 12 8 7 9 6 5 6 4 4 3 3
Notre Dame Ind   22 20 11 10 9 7 5 5 4 4 3 1 1 1 4
Georgia SEC 6 7 7 5 5 5 14 13 12 7 5 5 3 3 6 5
Texas A&M SEC             22 20 22 16 15 9 9 10 10 5
Stanford Pac-12 21 25 21 9 8 18 17 22 19 15 16 14 11 8 8 7
South Carolina SEC 9 9 8 7 6 6 3 9 17 11 12 12 13 11 11 8
Florida SEC 23 24 18 14 11 10 4 3 3 8 7 7 6 5 4 9
Florida State ACC 7 6 5 4 4 3 12 12 11 9 8 10 10 13 13 10
Clemson ACC 14 12 11 10 17 15 16 14 14 10 10 11 12 15 14 11
Kansas State Big 12 22 21 15 15 7 7 6 4 4 3 3 2 7 7 7 12
Louisville Big East 25 23 19 20 19 19 18 16 16 12 11 20 19   22 13
Louisiana State SEC 3 3 3 2 3 4 9 6 6 5 9 8 8 9 9 14
Oklahoma Big 12 4 5 5 6 16 17 13 10 8 14 14 13 14 12 12 15
Utah State WAC                         25 20 18 16
Northwestern Big Ten           24               22 21 17
Boise State MWC 24     24 24   24 24 21 19       25 20 18
Texas Big 12 15 17 14 12 12 11 15       19 18 18 23   19
Oregon State Pac-12         18 14 10 8 7 13 13 15 16 16 15 20
San Jose State WAC                             24 21
Northern Illinois MAC                         24 19 16 22
Vanderbilt SEC                               23
Michigan Big Ten 8 19 17 18     25 23 20     23 20 21 19 24
Nebraska Big Ten 17 16   25 22 21       21 18 16 17 14 23 25
School Conf Pre 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Arizona Pac-12     24 22           24            
Arkansas SEC 10 8                            
Baylor Big 12         25                      
Brigham Young Ind     25                          
Cincinnati Big East             21 21                
Kent State MAC                       25 23 18 25  
Louisiana Tech WAC             23   24 22 19 19        
Michigan State Big Ten 13 11 10 21 20                      
Mississippi State SEC       23 21 20 19 15 13 17 22   25      
Ohio MAC               25 23              
Oklahoma State Big 12 19 18                     22 24    
Rutgers Big East         23 22 20 19 18   24 22 21      
Southern California Pac-12 1 2 2 13 13 13 11 11 10 18 21 21        
Tennessee SEC     23                          
Texas Christian Big 12 20 20 16 17 15 15                    
Texas Tech Big 12               18 15 20 25 23        
Toledo MAC                     23          
UCLA Pac-12     22 19   25       25 17 17 15 17 17  
Virginia Tech ACC 16 15 13                          
Washington Pac-12           23                    
West Virginia Big 12 11 10 9 8 9 8 5 17 25 23            
Wisconsin Big Ten 12 13                            

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. David Fales* (San Jose State) 72.5
2. Geno Smith* (West Virginia) 71.2
3. Seth Doege* (Texas Tech) 70.2
4. Rakeem Cato (Marshall) 69.5
5. Colby Cameron (Louisiana Tech) 68.8
6. Teddy Bridgewater* (Louisville) 68.5
7. Marcus Mariota* (Oregon) 68.5
8. Ryan Aplin* (Arkansas State) 68.0
9. Johnny Manziel* (Texas A&M) 68.0
10. E.J. Manuel* (Florida State) 68.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. A.J. McCarron* (Alabama) 10.8
2. Aaron Murray* (Georgia) 10.8
3. David Fales* (San Jose State) 9.9
4. Nick Florence* (Baylor) 9.4
5. Tajh Boyd* (Clemson) 9.4
6. Brett Smith (Wyoming) 9.4
7. Teddy Bridgewater* (Louisville) 9.3
8. Geno Smith* (West Virginia) 9.2
9. Tino Sunseri* (Pittsburgh) 9.1
10. Marcus Mariota* (Oregon) 9.1

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. A.J. McCarron* (Alabama) 175.3
2. Aaron Murray* (Georgia) 174.8
3. David Fales* (San Jose State) 170.8
4. Tajh Boyd* (Clemson) 165.6
5. Geno Smith* (West Virginia) 163.9
6. Marcus Mariota* (Oregon) 163.2
7. Teddy Bridgewater* (Louisville) 160.5
8. Taylor Kelly* (Arizona State) 159.9
9. Connor Shaw* (South Carolina) 158.1
10. Brett Smith (Wyoming) 157.7

Field Goal Percentage

1. Michael Hunnicutt* (Oklahoma) 81.0
2. Dan Grochowski (Army) 62.5

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. J. Schroeder (Western Michigan) 40.8

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Andy Erickson (Texas State) 16.7
2. Justin Brown* (Oklahoma) 13.6
3. D.J. Banks (Louisiana Tech) 6.0

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. D.J. Banks (Louisiana Tech) 26.8
2. Lance Ray* (East Carolina) 22.3
3. Jerry Booboo Gates* (Bowling Green State) 19.4