2012 College Football Rankings: Stanford leaps into Top 10

Steve Dykes

An upset win over the Oregon Ducks thrust the Cardinal up to No. 10 in this week's BlogPoll.

Following their huge 17-14 overtime win over the then-No. 2 Oregon Ducks on Saturday, the Stanford Cardinal gained considerable ground in the SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25.

The Cardinal (9-2, 7-1 Pac 12) received 16.41 votes per blog and jumped four spots to No. 10 in this week's poll. Stanford was voted as high as No. 5 by four blogs, and was voted as low as No. 14 by three blogs. Oregon fell two spots to No. 3 in this week's poll following the Cardinal upset.

Also receiving votes this week were the San Jose St. Spartans and the Fresno St. Bulldogs, although neither team received enough votes to crack the top 25.

Stanford will wrap up their regular season schedule with another stiff test as they head to the Rose Bowl to battle the No. 15 UCLA Bruins (9-2, 6-2 Pac 12). Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on FOX.

The complete BlogPoll Top 25 is as follows:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 12

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (63) 24.82 0.59 Arrow_up 2
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (4) 23.39 1.25 Arrow_up 2
3 Oregon Ducks 21.28 1.60 Arrow_down -2
4 Georgia Bulldogs 20.75 3.12 Arrow_up 1
5 Kansas St. Wildcats 19.17 2.18 Arrow_down -3
6 Florida Gators 18.72 3.57 --
7 Ohio St. Buckeyes (2) 18.38 7.38 Arrow_up 2
8 Florida St. Seminoles (1) 18.08 3.32 Arrow_down -1
9 LSU Tigers 16.70 3.06 Arrow_down -1
10 Stanford Cardinal 16.41 2.33 Arrow_up 4
11 Texas A&M Aggies (1) 16.31 3.04 Arrow_down -1
12 Clemson Tigers 15.35 2.46 Arrow_down -1
13 Oklahoma Sooners 12.51 3.21 --
14 South Carolina Gamecocks 12.27 2.71 Arrow_down -2
15 UCLA Bruins 10.23 2.56 Arrow_up 2
16 Nebraska Cornhuskers 9.54 2.45 Arrow_down -1
17 Oregon St. Beavers 9.45 3.32 Arrow_down -1
18 Texas Longhorns 7.54 2.63 --
19 Louisville Cardinals 6.59 2.91 --
20 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 4.76 2.93 Arrow_up 2
21 Michigan Wolverines 4.30 2.46 Arrow_up 3
22 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 4.01 2.90 Arrow_up 3
23 Kent St. Golden Flashes 3.52 3.01 --
24 Northern Illinois Huskies 3.14 3.28 Arrow_up 3
25 Boise St. Broncos 1.59 3.38 Arrow_up 4
Others Receiving Votes: Utah State Aggies | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Northwestern Wildcats | San Jose St. Spartans | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | USC Trojans | Arizona Wildcats | Washington Huskies | Central Florida Knights | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Baylor Bears | TCU Horned Frogs | Wisconsin Badgers | Cincinnati Bearcats | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Toledo Rockets | Fresno St. Bulldogs | San Diego St. Aztecs | Michigan St. Spartans | Vanderbilt Commodores | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Nov 20, 2012 7:31 AM PST

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