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2012 College Football Rankings: Final Coaches Poll Leaves Missouri Out Of Top 25

The 2011-12 NCAA season has come to a close, and the Missouri Tigers are on the outside of the Top 25 looking in.

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 26:  Quarterback James Franklin #1 of the Missouri Tigers passes during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on November 26, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium  in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 26: Quarterback James Franklin #1 of the Missouri Tigers passes during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on November 26, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Missouri Tigers (8-5) couldn't quite work their way back into the Top 25 by the end of the 2011-12 NCAA Football season. Even after their win over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Independence Bowl, the Tigers still failed to move up enough to reach high ground. They did come in as the team with the second-highest number of votes outside the rankings with 33 votes, slightly behind the Northern Illinois Huskies' 36 votes.

As for the rest of the Big 12, the Oklahoma State Cowboys earned the No. 3 spot, the Baylor Bears jumped to No. 12, the Oklahoma Sooners moved up to No. 15 and the Kansas State Wildcats fell to No. 16. Here is a look at the complete rankings in the final coaches poll:

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's poll
1.
Alabama (59)
12-1
1,475
2
2.
LSU
13-1
1,404
1
3.
Oklahoma State
12-1
1,367
3
4.
Oregon
12-2
1,290
5
5.
Arkansas
11-2
1,188
7
6.
Boise State
12-1
1,162
6
7.
Stanford
11-2
1,106
4
8.
South Carolina
11-2
1,084
9
9.
Michigan
11-2
925
12
10.
Michigan State
11-3
912
13
11.
Wisconsin
11-3
911
8
12.
Baylor
10-3
775
16
13.
TCU
11-2
710
15
14.
Houston
13-1
673
17
15.
Oklahoma
10-3
610
19
16.
Kansas State
10-3
602
10
17.
Virginia Tech
11-3
574
11
18.
West Virginia
10-3
554
22
19.
Southern Mississippi
12-2
429
21
20.
Georgia
10-4
345
18
21.
Cincinnati
10-3
248
24
22.
Clemson
10-4
237
14
23.
Florida State
9-4
205
25
24.
Nebraska
9-4
144
20
25.
Brigham Young
10-3
79
NR

Dropped out
No. 23 Penn State (9-4, lost to then-No. 17 Houston 30-14 in TicketCity Bowl).

Others receiving votes
Northern Illinois (11-3) 36; Missouri (8-5) 33; Texas (8-5) 29; Auburn (8-5) 28; Rutgers (9-4) 11; Penn State (9-4) 10; Texas A&M (7-6) 5; Virginia (8-5) 4; Temple (9-4) 2; Washington (7-6) 2; Arkansas State (10-3) 1; Florida (7-6) 1; Louisiana-Lafayette (9-4) 1; Mississippi State (7-6) 1; Notre Dame (8-5) 1; Ohio (10-4) 1.

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