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2012 NCAA Football Rankings: BlogPoll agrees with the BCS, Notre Dame and Alabama top the list

Notre Dame and Alabama remained atop the BlogPoll.

Harry How

Notre Dame and Alabama are heading to the National Championship Game, which is good because the SB Nation BlogPoll voters agree that they are the two best teams in the country. They were the top two teams last week and kept their places, as did Oregon, who checks in at number three,

Notre Dame was always going to remain tops after a bye week and they did, collecting 42 of 56 first place votes. Alabama got 11 first place votes after defeating Georgia in a thrilling SEC Championship Game. Oregon had the week off, while Florida moved up to fourth and Kansas State parlayed a weekend win into fifth place. Georgia is down to sixth following its loss.

Besides Notre Dame and Alabama, Florida and Ohio State picked up first place votes. The Gators got one and the Buckeyes earned two, although they were just eighth in the poll.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 14

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (42) 24.59 0.88 --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11) 23.89 0.82 --
3 Oregon Ducks 21.43 1.88 --
4 Florida Gators (1) 21.20 1.95 Arrow_up 1
5 Kansas State Wildcats 20.00 1.50 Arrow_up 2
6 Georgia Bulldogs 19.48 2.45 Arrow_down -2
7 Stanford Cardinal 18.38 2.27 Arrow_up 1
8 Ohio State Buckeyes (2) 18.05 7.51 Arrow_down -2
9 LSU Tigers 17.05 2.14 --
10 Texas A&M Aggies 16.88 2.90 --
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.71 1.82 --
12 Oklahoma Sooners 14.36 2.43 --
13 Florida State Seminoles 13.43 2.14 --
14 Clemson Tigers 11.82 1.39 Arrow_up 1
15 Oregon State Beavers 9.82 3.19 Arrow_up 1
16 Northern Illinois Huskies 9.68 3.48 Arrow_up 3
17 UCLA Bruins 7.02 2.95 --
18 Utah State Aggies 6.66 3.10 Arrow_up 2
19 Boise State Broncos 5.09 4.26 Arrow_up 4
20 Louisville Cardinals 4.84 3.31 Arrow_up 7
21 Northwestern Wildcats 4.25 3.42 --
22 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.00 3.82 Arrow_down -8
23 Michigan Wolverines 3.70 3.07 Arrow_down -1
24 San Jose State Spartans 3.61 3.11 Arrow_up 2
25 Kent State Golden Flashes 2.84 3.23 Arrow_down -7
Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin Badgers | Texas Longhorns | Vanderbilt Commodores | Penn State Nittany Lions | Baylor Bears | Fresno State Bulldogs | Oklahoma State Cowboys | Ball State Cardinals | Arkansas State Red Wolves | Cincinnati Bearcats | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | San Diego State Aztecs | Mississippi State Bulldogs | Toledo Rockets | Arizona State Sun Devils | TCU Horned Frogs | North Carolina Tar Heels | USC Trojans | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Arizona Wildcats | Central Florida Knights | West Virginia Mountaineers
Updated: Dec 4, 2012 6:30 AM PST

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.