2012 College Football Rankings: Stanford tumbles to No. 18 in BlogPoll

Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Cardinal, who garnered two first place votes and were ranked No. 8 after Week 4, dropped ten spots to No. 18 in the BlogPoll results for Week 5.

After a disappointing 17-13 loss to the Washington Huskies on Thursday night, the Stanford Cardinal tumbled ten spots to No. 18 in SB Nation's BlogPoll Top 25 for Week 5.

The Cardinal received 7.55 votes per blog in the poll after claiming 17.65 votes per blog (including two first place votes) after Week 4. The highest ranking the team received by any voter was a single No. 8 vote, but a majority of voters cast the Cardinal in the No. 13 to No. 19 range on their ballots.

The top five spots in the poll remain as they were in Week 4. Alabama hung on to the No.1 spot after downing Ole Miss 33-14 in Week 5. No. 2 Oregon stayed put after destroying Washington State 51-26, and Florida State remained in the No. 3 slot. No. 4 LSU and No.5 Georgia retained their positions in the Week 4 poll as well.

The full BlogPoll Top 25 is as follows:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 5

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (76) 24.81 0.68 --
2 Oregon Ducks (3) 23.24 1.84 --
3 Florida St. Seminoles (1) 22.01 2.82 --
4 LSU Tigers 20.62 2.84 --
5 Georgia Bulldogs (1) 20.55 2.22 --
6 Kansas St. Wildcats (2) 19.21 2.68 --
7 South Carolina Gamecocks 18.79 2.14 --
8 West Virginia Mountaineers 17.79 3.23 Arrow_up 2
9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 16.79 3.00 --
10 Texas Longhorns 15.71 2.79 Arrow_up 2
11 Florida Gators 15.55 3.28 --
12 Ohio St. Buckeyes 12.75 4.12 Arrow_up 2
13 Oregon St. Beavers (1) 10.72 4.68 Arrow_up 6
14 USC Trojans 9.99 5.30 Arrow_down -1
15 TCU Horned Frogs 9.89 4.45 --
16 Clemson Tigers 9.68 4.62 --
17 Oklahoma Sooners 8.13 4.77 --
18 Stanford Cardinal 7.55 4.29 Arrow_down -10
19 Louisville Cardinals 7.46 3.56 Arrow_down -1
20 Northwestern Wildcats 5.07 4.25 Arrow_up 2
21 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 4.74 3.76 --
22 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.24 3.11 Arrow_up 2
23 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3.01 2.93 --
24 UCLA Bruins 2.60 3.63 Arrow_up 4
25 Ohio Bobcats 2.11 3.47 --
Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati Bearcats | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Washington Huskies | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Texas A&M Aggies | Michigan Wolverines | Boise St. Broncos | Baylor Bears | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Michigan St. Spartans | Miami Hurricanes | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Iowa St. Cyclones | Virginia Tech Hokies | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Tennessee Volunteers | Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders | Utah State Aggies | Purdue Boilermakers | Troy Trojans | Washington St. Cougars | Ball St. Cardinals | Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Nevada Wolf Pack | Duke Blue Devils
Updated: Oct 2, 2012 6:01 AM PDT

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