College Football Polls 2012: 10 Contenders and Pretenders in the Top 25

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College Football Polls 2012: 10 Contenders and Pretenders in the Top 25
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Every year, the college football rankings can tell plenty of stories. It can tell us how well college football teams have done and are doing, but it can also tell us who the real contenders are and who the pretenders are.

The USA Today coaches' poll can tell us one thing, while the AP Top 25 poll can tell us another.

The thing is, these teams can be pretty hard to find. Some of them could be ranked higher because teams above them lost and they moved up, or have an undefeated record for the first few weeks because they have played poor teams like Savannah State for several consecutive weeks and have not faced any real competition.

Well, now we will see who the contenders and pretenders are after some careful review. 

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