2012 NCAA Football Rankings: Michigan sneaks into BlogPoll rankings at No. 23

Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Brady Hoke's squad finished the regular season just inside the Top 25, as voted on by SB Nation's college bloggers.

The Michigan Wolverines stared the season in the top 10, but will end it far from that. The year was disappointing by those standards, but still one that Brady Hoke's squad finishing the regular season in the Top 25, including in SB Nation's BlogPoll. In that poll, Michigan clocks in at No. 23, a few notches below where they are in the AP and coaches polls.

The Wolverines dropped one slot in the off week, which saw teams like Louisville, Boise St., Utah St. and Northern Illinois jump in the rankings. Amongst Big Ten teams, the Wolverines are second behind only the Ohio St. Buckeyes and one spot ahead of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who managed to cling to the rankings despite being demolished by the Wisconsin Badgers in the conference title game.

Michigan can ascend in the final rankings with a marquee win over the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day. For now, here's the BlogPoll Top 25.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 14

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (42) 24.59 0.88 --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11) 23.89 0.82 --
3 Oregon Ducks 21.43 1.88 --
4 Florida Gators (1) 21.20 1.95 Arrow_up 1
5 Kansas St. Wildcats 20.00 1.50 Arrow_up 2
6 Georgia Bulldogs 19.48 2.45 Arrow_down -2
7 Stanford Cardinal 18.38 2.27 Arrow_up 1
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes (2) 18.05 7.51 Arrow_down -2
9 LSU Tigers 17.05 2.14 --
10 Texas A&M Aggies 16.88 2.90 --
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.71 1.82 --
12 Oklahoma Sooners 14.36 2.43 --
13 Florida St. Seminoles 13.43 2.14 --
14 Clemson Tigers 11.82 1.39 Arrow_up 1
15 Oregon St. Beavers 9.82 3.19 Arrow_up 1
16 Northern Illinois Huskies 9.68 3.48 Arrow_up 3
17 UCLA Bruins 7.02 2.95 --
18 Utah State Aggies 6.66 3.10 Arrow_up 2
19 Boise St. Broncos 5.09 4.26 Arrow_up 4
20 Louisville Cardinals 4.84 3.31 Arrow_up 7
21 Northwestern Wildcats 4.25 3.42 --
22 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.00 3.82 Arrow_down -8
23 Michigan Wolverines 3.70 3.07 Arrow_down -1
24 San Jose St. Spartans 3.61 3.11 Arrow_up 2
25 Kent St. Golden Flashes 2.84 3.23 Arrow_down -7
Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin Badgers | Texas Longhorns | Vanderbilt Commodores | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Baylor Bears | Fresno St. Bulldogs | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Ball St. Cardinals | Arkansas St. Red Wolves | Cincinnati Bearcats | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | San Diego St. Aztecs | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Toledo Rockets | Arizona St. Sun Devils | TCU Horned Frogs | North Carolina Tar Heels | USC Trojans | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Arizona Wildcats | Central Florida Knights | West Virginia Mountaineers
Updated: Dec 4, 2012 9:30 AM EST

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