AP Top 25, Week 12: Oregon is the new No. 1

Thearon W. Henderson

The Ducks take the top spot in the AP poll after Alabama faltered on Saturday.

The Oregon Ducks moved into the top spot of the AP Top 25 for Week 12, after Alabama suffered an upset at the hands of Texas A&M on Saturday. The Crimson Tide didn't fall far in the rankings, and are now in position as the top one-loss team at No. 4. The Aggies jumped to No. 9 after their impressive win in Tuscaloosa.

Kansas State is at No. 2, as they had little trouble with TCU on the road. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are on the outside looking in as an undefeated No. 3. Georgia rounds out the top five.

Ohio State dropped to No.6 after being tied with Georgia for the fifth spot last week. Florida and LSU are Nos. 7 and 8, while Florida State completes the top 10.

The Kent State Golden Flashes appear at No. 25. This is the first time the school has been ranked since 1973, according the AP's Ralph Drusso.

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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