2012 College Football Season – Week 10 Rankings

No change in the top of the AP Poll after week 10, as Alabama (beating LSU), Oregon (beating USC), Kansas State (beating Oklahoma State) and Notre Dame (beating Pittsburgh) remained undefeated and kept their top 4 positions, while Georgia moved into the top 5 after beating Ole Miss.

1. Alabama Crimson Tide, 9-0 (60 first place votes) – Had to win dramatically  but still got through their toughest game on the schedule, beating LSU in Baton Rouge 21-17, keeping the top spot.

2. Oregon Ducks, 9-0 – No defense, just offense. The Ducks kept the second spot in the poll with a big 62-51 win over USC in Los Angeles, with a huge day from Marcus Mariota and Kenjon Barner.

3. Kansas State Wildcats, 9-0 – Not the best of their performances, beating Oklahoma State 44-30, but the worse news where Collin Klein leaving the field in the third quarter. They kept their place in the poll.

4. Notre Dame Fighhting Irish, 9-0 – No offense, three overtimes, and Notre Dame survive another scare, beating Pittsburgh 29-26 in South Bend, keeping their fourth spot.

5. Georgia Bulldogs, 8-1 – The best one loss team in the nation, moving up two spots after a 37-10 win over Ole Miss, and are one win away from reaching the SEC title game.

5. Ohio State Buckeyes, 9-0 – Had no problem against Illinois with a 52-22 win and running back Carlos Hyde scoring three touchdowns, climbing a spot, knowing there’s no prize at the end of the season for their excellence.

7. Florida Gators, 8-1 – Moved up a spot thanks to their 14-7 win over Missouri, mostly gained thanks to a terrible day for James Franklin, throwing four interceptions.

8. Florida State Seminoles, 8-1 – Climbed up a spot after not playing.

9. LSU Tigers, 7-2 – Fell down four spots after losing to Alabama at home 21-17, despite holding the lead for most of the fourth quarter.

10. Clemson Tigers, 8-1 – Didn’t move despite their 56-20 win over Duke, as Tajh Boyd threw for 344 yards and 5 touchdowns.

11. Louisville Cardinals, 9-0 – Keep on dominating the Big East with a big day from Teddy Bridgewater, throwing five touchdown passes as the Cardinals beat Temple 45-17, moving up a spot.

12. South Carolina Gamecocks, 7-2 – Didn’t play, fall down a spot.

13. Oregon State Beavers, 7-1 – Stayed where they were last week after beating Arizona State 36-26.

14. Oklahoma Sooners, 6-2 – Beat Iowa State 35-20 after Landry Jones threw four touchdown passes; didn’t move.

15. Texas A&M Aggies, 7-2 – Moved up a spot after a big day from Johnny Manziel, throwing for 311 yards and running for 129 with two touchdowns, beating Mississippi State 38-13.

16. Stanford Cardinal, 7-2 – Fell a spot despite a 48-0 win, but this season no one is impressed with big wins over Colorado. You get punished for playing them.

17. UCLA Bruins, 7-2 – A huge 66-10 win over Arizona no one expected catapaulted them 8 spots forward, with another big day from Johnathan Franklin, running for 162 yards and two touchdowns.

18. Nebraska Cornhuskers, 7-2 – Another big day from Taylor Martinez pushed the Huskers to a 28-24 win in Michigan State, moving them up three spots.

19. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 8-1 – Made a three spot climb after beating the UTSA Roadrunners 51-27.

19. Texas Longhorns, 7-2 – Back in the rankings after beating Texas Tech in Lubbock 31-22 thanks to a big day from reciever Mike Davis.

21. USC Trojans, 6-3 – Fell three more spots with another loss, falling at home to the class of the Pac-12, Oregon, 62-51.

22. Mississippi State Bulldogs, 7-2 – Lost for the second time in a row, falling down five spots. Were beaten at home by Texas A&M 13-38.

23. Toledo Rockets, 8-1 – Didn’t play, still made it into the rankings.

24. Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 7-1 – Didn’t play, still moved back into the rankings.

25. Texas Tech Red Raiders, 6-3 – Lost at home to Texas 31-22, causing a 5 spot tumble down the rankings.

Dropped from rankings – Arizona, West Virginia, Boise State.

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