2012 STIFF-ARM COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL

By Eric D. Graham BASN columnist
Updated: August 30, 2012

NORTH CAROLINA (BASN)–

1. Alabama

2. LSU

With no Honey Badger, the Bayou Bengals might struggle in the SEC.

3. Oregon

The Ducks will still ruffling a few feathers in college football, especially with an array of new uniforms.

4. USC

Quarterback Matt Barkley set a conference record by throwing 39 touchdown passes in 2011.

5. Oklahoma

The Sooners QB Landry Jones passed for 29 TDs and 4,463 last season.

6. South Carolina

Junior running back Marcus Lattimore should be back in Heisman form this year running the rock in between tackles for the GameCocks.

7. Michigan

The Wolverines face the defending national champs, the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sept.1 in Arlington, Texas.

8. Georgia

Linebacker Jarvis Jones led the SEC in sacks last year.

9. Wisconsin

The Badgers are preparing for their third consecutive Rose Bowl appearance.

10. Clemson

The Tigers’ WR Sammy Watkins scored 13 touchdowns as a freshman.

11. Virginia Tech

12. Florida State

13. Texas

14. Norte Dame

I still believe in the Irish even if there is not gold at the end of the rainbow.

15. Michigan State

16. Oklahoma State

For the last three years, the Cowboys have posted the best record in the Big 12 with a (20-5) record.

17. Nebraska

18. West Virginia

Quarterback Geno Smith threw for 4,385 yards, which was fourth best in FBS last season.

19. TCU

20. Boise State

There is no Kellen Moore at quarterback this season. As a result, the Broncos may have some problem scoring.