2012 NCAA Football Rankings: LSU survives scare, remains in Top 10 of BlogPoll

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

After a nail-biter against Ole Miss, the Tigers fall one spot to No. 9

With another upset-filled weekend of college football in the books, the SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 has undergone a facelift. There are new names at the top and some jostling in the middle as the postseason picture begins to unfold.

With a last-second score against potential spoiler Ole Miss, the LSU Tigers stayed in the Top 10 in the No. 9 slot. Texas A&M rolled in a non-conference game against FCS Sam Houston State to improve to 9-2 on the season. Despite the win, Texas A&M dropped out of the Top 10 when they were leapfrogged by Stanford, whose upset of No. 1 Oregon shot them up four spots in the rankings to No. 10. The Aggies are on the outside looking in at No. 11, but get a chance to creep back in as they close out their season against Missouri.

Elsewhere, Oklahoma and Texas held steady at No. 13 and No. 18, respectively. Oklahoma State continues their climb with a 59-21 win over Texas Tech, gaining three spots and settling in at No. 22.

Undefeated Notre Dame is the new No. 1, garnering 63 of the 71 first-place votes. Alabama is No. 2 with four first-place votes.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 12

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (63) 24.82 0.59 Arrow_up 2
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (4) 23.39 1.25 Arrow_up 2
3 Oregon Ducks 21.28 1.60 Arrow_down -2
4 Georgia Bulldogs 20.75 3.12 Arrow_up 1
5 Kansas State Wildcats 19.17 2.18 Arrow_down -3
6 Florida Gators 18.72 3.57 --
7 Ohio State Buckeyes (2) 18.38 7.38 Arrow_up 2
8 Florida State Seminoles (1) 18.08 3.32 Arrow_down -1
9 LSU Tigers 16.70 3.06 Arrow_down -1
10 Stanford Cardinal 16.41 2.33 Arrow_up 4
11 Texas A&M Aggies (1) 16.31 3.04 Arrow_down -1
12 Clemson Tigers 15.35 2.46 Arrow_down -1
13 Oklahoma Sooners 12.51 3.21 --
14 South Carolina Gamecocks 12.27 2.71 Arrow_down -2
15 UCLA Bruins 10.23 2.56 Arrow_up 2
16 Nebraska Cornhuskers 9.54 2.45 Arrow_down -1
17 Oregon State Beavers 9.45 3.32 Arrow_down -1
18 Texas Longhorns 7.54 2.63 --
19 Louisville Cardinals 6.59 2.91 --
20 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 4.76 2.93 Arrow_up 2
21 Michigan Wolverines 4.30 2.46 Arrow_up 3
22 Oklahoma State Cowboys 4.01 2.90 Arrow_up 3
23 Kent State Golden Flashes 3.52 3.01 --
24 Northern Illinois Huskies 3.14 3.28 Arrow_up 3
25 Boise State Broncos 1.59 3.38 Arrow_up 4
Others Receiving Votes: Utah State Aggies | Mississippi State Bulldogs | Northwestern Wildcats | San Jose State Spartans | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | USC Trojans | Arizona Wildcats | Washington Huskies | Central Florida Knights | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Penn State Nittany Lions | Baylor Bears | TCU Horned Frogs | Wisconsin Badgers | Cincinnati Bearcats | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Toledo Rockets | Fresno State Bulldogs | San Diego State Aztecs | Michigan State Spartans | Vanderbilt Commodores | Ball State Cardinals
Updated: Nov 20, 2012 7:31 AM PST

Fore more on the BlogPoll, click here. Also, check out SB Nation's college football hub for more coverage

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.