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Alabama Holds Top Spot in Reshuffled Rankings

Top 25 Polls – AP and Coaches

Oct. 8, 2012

Photo – RB Marcus Lattimore - South Carolina

Coaches Poll - Top 25
Rank/ Team / Record / Points / Previous Week

1 Alabama 5-0 - 1
2 Oregon 6-0 - 2
3 South Carolina 6-0 - 6
4 West Virginia 5-0 - 7
5 Kansas St. 5-0 - 8
6 Florida 5-0 - 11
7 Notre Dame 5-0 - 10
8 LSU 5-1 - 3
9 USC 4-1 - 12
10 Oklahoma 3-1 - 14
11 Florida St. 5-1 - 4
12 Georgia 5-1 - 5
13 Clemson 5-1 - 15
14 Oregon St. 4-0 - 17
15 Texas 4-1 - 9
16 Louisville 5-0 - 16
17 Stanford 4-1 - 18
18 Mississippi St. 5-0 - 19
19 Rutgers 5-0 - 21
20 Cincinnati 4-0 - 23
21 Texas A&M 4-1 - NR
22 Boise St. 4-1 - 25
23 TCU 4-1 - 13
24 Louisiana Tech 5-0 - NR
25 Iowa St. 4-1 -NR

Schools Dropped Out
No. 20 Nebraska (4-2), No. 22 Northwestern (5-1), No. 24 Texas Tech (4-1).

Others Receiving Votes
Arizona State (4-1) 61; Baylor (3-1) 52; Michigan (3-2) 33; Northwestern (5-1) 31; Michigan State (4-2) 27; Ohio (6-0) 23; Nebraska (4-2) 18; Texas Tech (4-1) 11; Duke (5-1) 10; Wisconsin (4-2) 8; Western Kentucky (4-1) 7; Louisiana-Lafayette (4-1) 6; North Carolina State (4-2) 6; Oklahoma State (2-2) 5; San Jose State (4-1) 4; Louisiana-Monroe (3-2) 3; Nevada (5-1) 2; Toledo (5-1) 2.

AP Top 25 Poll
Rank/ Team / Record / 1st Place Votes / Previous Week

1 Alabama 5-0 (60) 1
2 Oregon 6-0 - 2
3 South Carolina 6-0 - 6
4 Florida 5-0 - 10
5 West Virginia 5-0 - 8
6 Kansas St. 5-0 - 7
7 Notre Dame 5-0 - 9
8 Ohio St. 6-0 - 12
9 LSU 5-1 - 4
10 Oregon St. 4-0 - 14
11 USC 4-1 - 13
12 Florida St. 5-1 - 3
13 Oklahoma 3-1 - 17
14 Georgia 5-1 - 5
15 Texas 4-1 - 11
16 Clemson 5-1 - 15
17 Stanford 4-1 - 18
18 Louisville 5-0 - 19
19 Mississippi St. 5-0 - 20
20 Rutgers 5-0 - 22
21 Cincinnati 4-0 - NR
22 Texas A&M 4-1 - NR
23 Louisiana Tech 5-0 - NR
24 Boise St. 4-1 - NR
25 Michigan 3-2 82 0 NR

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, CBS, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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