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College Football Rankings: Alabama No. 3, Oregon No. 4 Spot In Week 12 AP Poll

The Alabama Crimson Tide struggled with Mississippi State in Week 11. But they may have been the big winner of the week: just as in the Week 12 USA Today coaches poll, Alabama is back up to No. 3 in the Week 12 AP Poll, according to AP writer Ralph Russo.

No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Oklahoma State top the poll, but Alabama's just one spot behind the undefeated Cowboys, and it seems likely that the Tide would rise to No. 2 again should Oklahoma State lose.

LSU is also the first unanimous AP No. 1 during the regular season since Texas earned that distinction in 2008.

Meanwhile, Oregon vaults up to No. 4 after the Ducks' upset of Stanford, which slots in at No. 8, Boise State falls to No. 10 after its first loss, Georgia climbs to No. 13 after routing Auburn, and the AP Poll voters rank zero Big East teams after Cincinnati falls out of the top 25.

Here's the full AP poll top 25 for Week 12:


2 Oklahoma State

3 Alabama

4 Oregon

5 Oklahoma

6 Arkansas

7 Clemson

8 Stanford

9 Virginia Tech

10 Boise State

11 Houston

12 Michigan State

13 Georgia

14 South Carolina

15 Wisconsin

16 Kansas State

17 Nebraska

18 USC

19 TCU

20 Michigan

21 Penn State

22 Southern Miss

23 Florida State

24 Notre Dame

25 Baylor