2012 College Football Rankings: Rutgers Receives Votes In USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll

PISCATAWAY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 1: Duron Harmon #32 of Rutgers Scarlet Knights is congratulated by teammates Marcus Thompson #48 and Ben Martin #30 after Harmon returned an interception for a touchdown against North Carolina Central eagles during a college football game on September 1, 2011 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights accumulated five points in the USA Today Preseason Coaches' Poll, which placed them in a tie for 41st place overall.

The USA Today Coaches' Presason Poll was released early this afternoon, and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights were able to find themselves on the Also Receiving Votes category. While Kyle Flood's team is not in the top 25, Rutgers were able to accumulate five points in the poll, good enough for a tie in 41st place with future conference members Central Florida.

There was a close battle for the top spot for in the preseason poll, with LSU, Alabama and Southern Californa all within 15 points of each other. All three schools have at least 18 first place votes, but LSU were able to take t

The full poll results are below. First place votes in parenthesis:

1. LSU (18) 13-1 1,403 2
2. Alabama (20) 12-1 1,399 1
3. Southern California (19) 10-2 1,388 NR
4. Oklahoma 10-3 1,276 15
5. Oregon 12-2 1,258 4
6. Georgia 10-4 1,061 20
7. Florida State 9-4 1,055 23
8. Michigan 11-2 1,023 9
9. South Carolina 11-2 981 8
10. Arkansas 11-2 948 5
11. West Virginia 10-3 833 18
12. Wisconsin 11-3 743 11
13. Michigan State 11-3 717 10
14. Clemson 10-4 598 22
15. Texas 8-5 549 NR
16. Nebraska 9-4 501 24
17. TCU 11-2 499 13
18. Stanford 11-2 497 7
19. Oklahoma State 12-1 476 3
20. Virginia Tech 11-3 461 17
21. Kansas State 10-3 398 16
22. Boise State 12-1 271 6
23. Florida 7-6 250 NR
24. Notre Dame 8-5 166 NR
25.
Auburn 8-5 66 NR

Others receiving votes (with 2011 records)
Washington (7-6) 64; Louisville (7-6) 46; Georgia Tech (8-5) 35; Cincinnati (10-3) 32; Texas A&M (7-6) 28; Baylor (10-3) 23; Utah (8-5) 22; Mississippi State (7-6) 21; South Florida (5-7) 12; N.C. State (8-5) 11; BYU (10-3) 10; Louisiana Tech (8-5) 10; Virginia (8-5) 9; Houston (13-1) 7; Southern Mississippi (12-2) 6; Central Florida (5-7) 5; Rutgers (9-4) 5; Florida International (8-5) 3; Missouri (8-5) 3; Tennessee (5-7) 3; Northern Illinois (11-3) 2; Texas Tech (5-7) 1.

For more on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, make sure to visit On The Banks.

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