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NCAA Football Rankings, Week 12: Texas A&M moves into top 10 after Alabama upset

Texas A&M moves to No. 9 in the AP Poll after their upset of Alabama.

Mike Zarrilli

The new Week 12 AP Poll is out, and as expected, the Texas A&M Aggies have catapulted into the top 10. The Aggies pulled off the season's biggest upset on Saturday, shaking up the top of the poll and dethroning Nick Saban's Alabama team. The Crimson Tide fell to No. 4 while the Aggies moved up to No. 9 -- ahead of one-loss Florida State and Clemson teams.

Texas A&M is one of five SEC teams in the top nine of the poll, but now all of them have marks in the loss column. Oregon, Kansas State, and Notre Dame are the new top three, and the lone remaining undefeated and bowl-elgibile teams in the FBS.

The Aggies now host Sam Houston State next week before wrapping their regular season up against Missouri.

Here is this week's AP Top 25:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Oregon (45) 10-0 1,485 2
2 Kansas State (14) 10-0 1,451 3
3 Notre Dame (1) 10-0 1,382 4
4 Alabama 9-1 1,259 1
5 Georgia 9-1 1,223 5
6 Ohio State 10-0 1,212 5
7 Florida 9-1 1,089 7
8 LSU 8-2 1,046 9
9 Texas A&M 8-2 1,031 15
10 Florida State 9-1 1,024 8
11 Clemson 9-1 907 10
12 South Carolina 8-2 848 12
13 Oklahoma 7-2 798 14
14 Stanford 8-2 766 16
15 Oregon State 7-2 556 13
16 Nebraska 8-2 549 18
17 UCLA 8-2 541 17
18 Texas 8-2 496 19
19 Louisiana Tech 9-1 374 19
20 Louisville 9-1 322 11
21 USC 7-3 297 21
22 Rutgers 8-1 179 24
23 Michigan 7-3 135 NR
23 Texas Tech 7-3 135 25
25 Kent State 9-1 93 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma State 79, Northern Illinois 77, Mississippi State 48, Wisconsin 26, UCF 16, Boise State 14, Arizona 6, Fresno State 6, Cincinnati 6, TCU 5, San Jose State 4, Utah State 4, Tulsa 4, San Diego State 3, Northwestern 2, Toledo 1, Washington 1

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