Posted: Tue January 8, 2013 3:34AM; Updated: Tue January 8, 2013 3:33AM
Andy Staples

Alabama tops my final AP Poll ballot for 2012 season

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Nick Saban's Alabama team finished atop the AP Poll after winning its third BCS title in four years.
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After pummeling Notre Dame in the BCS title game, Alabama earned the top spot on Andy Staples' final AP Poll ballot. The other voters agreed, as all 59 put 'Bama first in the final AP Poll. Here's how the rest of Staples' Top 25 shook out:

1. Alabama
2. Texas A&M
3. Notre Dame
4. Georgia
5. Oregon
6. Ohio State
7. Stanford
8. Florida
9. South Carolina
10. Florida State
11. Clemson
12. LSU
13. Kansas State
14. Louisville
15. Northwestern
16. Oklahoma
17. Penn State
18. Michigan
19. Northern Illinois
20. Texas
21. Baylor
22. Oklahoma State
23. Vanderbilt
24. Boise State
25. Cincinnati

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