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First 2012 College Football Coaches Poll Rankings Released

Who is #1? Bama, LSU, USC?
 via Frat House Sports

via Frat House Sports

It's official, the 2012 college football season is upon us. And since we don't get a college playoff for two more years, the polls still matter (unfortunately).

At noon today, the first USA Today / Coaches Poll was released, and it includes a handful of teams that weren't ranked at the end of last season. USC, Texas, Florida, Notre Dame and Auburn have all made the jump into the rankings after less-than-stellar years - though you would always expect these programs to rebound.

So which team opens the season up at #1? The LSU Tigers.

Here are the inaugural 2012 rankings (via USAToday.com).