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Alabama Ranked No. 1 For Record 9th Time

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (January 8, 2013)—The Alabama Crimson Tide (13-1) was voted national champion Tuesday by The Associated Press for the ninth time, more than any other program in college football, after routing Notre Dame 42-14 on Monday night.

Notre Dame, No. 1 coming into the BCS championship, dropped to No. 4.

The Tide entered the title game with as many AP titles as the Fighting Irish, and emphatically broke the tie for first.

It was Alabama's second straight title and third in four years.

The only other team to win three AP titles in four seasons was Notre Dame from 1946-49.

Oregon (12-1) finished second, and undefeated Ohio State (12-0), banned from the postseason because of NCAA sanctions was third.

Georgia and Texas A&M tied for fifth and Texas was No. 19.

Baylor finished just outside the top 25.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Votes Previous

1 Alabama (59) 13-1 1,475 2
2 Oregon 12-1 1,358 5
3 Ohio State 12-0 1,302 3
4 Notre Dame 12-1 1,288 1
5 Georgia 12-2 1,230 6
5 Texas A&M 11-2 1,230 10
7 Stanford 12-2 1,169 8
8 South Carolina 11-2 1,038 11
9 Florida 11-2 933 4
10 Florida State 12-2 922 13
11 Clemson 11-2 889 14
12 Kansas State 11-2 871 7
13 Louisville 11-2 781 22
14 LSU 10-3 756 9
15 Oklahoma 10-3 615 12
16 Utah State 11-2 456 18
17 Northwestern 10-3 443 21
18 Boise State 11-2 419 20
19 Texas 9-4 358 NR
20 Oregon State 9-4 303 15
21 San Jose State 11-2 243 24
22 Northern Illinois 12-2 227 16
23 Vanderbilt 9-4 180 NR
24 Michigan 8-5 147 19
25 Nebraska 10-4 119 23

Others Receiving Votes: Baylor 95, Penn State 90, Cincinnati 78, Oklahoma State 42, Tulsa 34, UCLA 31, Arkansas State 28, TCU 9, UCF 9, Wisconsin 6, North Dakota State 1


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