Commentary: Defending BCS champion Alabama repeated as #1, and the Crimson Tide was also recognized by Rewards as the team with the most meritorious season in 2012. Rewards flip-flopped #2 Oregon and #3 Notre Dame, and the Gators of Florida almost departed the top 10 with their loss to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl, but Rewards still ranked them as #6. (Rewards also ranked had #4 Georgia as its #7 team.) Rewards matched the top 10 fairly well, with only four teams farther away than one position from where they were voted; in the top 25, Rewards placed three teams in the same spot, with eight more teams only plus or minus one position in the final polls.
(This page last modified January 08, 2013.)