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Notre Dame Still No. 1 In AP College Football Poll

NEW YORK (November 25, 2012)--Notre Dame is still No. 1 in The Associated Press college football rankings with nothing left to do. but wait to find out who its opponent in the national championship game will be.

Ten Top 25 teams lost this weekend, however, the most since Oct. 11, 2003, and there was movement near the bottom of the rankings.

No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia, both easy winners in rivalry games Saturday, held their spots in the rankings and will play for the SEC title in Atlanta next weekend.

Ohio State remained No. 4 after completing its perfect season with a victory against Michigan.

The Buckeyes (12-0) are banned from the postseason because of NCAA sanctions.

Florida moved up a spot to No. 5 after beating Florida State.

Louisville, Rutgers, and Mississippi State dropped out of the top 25.

AP College Football Poll

1 Notre Dame (60) 12-0 1500
2 Alabama 11-1 1400
3 Georgia 11-1 1331
4 Ohio State 12-0 1294
5 Florida 11-1 1262
6 Oregon 11-1 1242
7 Kansas State 10-1 1079
8 Stanford 10-2 1061
9 LSU 10-2 1056
10 Texas A&M 10-2 1043
11 South Carolina 10-2 916
12 Oklahoma 9-2 834
13 Florida State 10-2 764
14 Nebraska 10-2 704
15 Clemson 10-2 667
16 Oregon State 8-3 528
17 UCLA 9-3 505
18 Kent State 11-1 355
19 Northern Illinois 11-1 349
20 Utah State 10-2 274
21 Michigan 8-4 217
22 Northwestern 9-3 189
23 Texas 8-3 185
24 Oklahoma State 7-4 174
25 Boise State 9-2 145

Dropped from rankings: Louisville 19, Rutgers 21, Mississippi State 25

Others receiving votes: San Jose State 78, Louisville 73, TCU 67, Penn State 61, Rutgers 50, Vanderbilt 48, San Diego State 15, Fresno State 12, USC 7, Arkansas State 5, Arizona 4, Cincinnati 3, Ball State 1, Mississippi State 1, North Carolina 1


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