2012 NCAA Football Rankings: Penn State out of the new Top 25

Patrick Smith

After losing to Ohio State over the weekend, Penn State did not make this week's BlogPoll Top 25. Alabama remains No. 1, with Kansas State jumping two spots to No. 2.

After a loss to Ohio State this past weekend, Penn State finds itself on the outside looking in of this week's BlogPoll Top 25. But there is still movement all across the poll, including within the top five.

As things stand, Alabama comfortably held onto the top spot at No. 1, receiving 60 of 77 first place votes, with Kansas State jumping up from the No. 4 position to No. 2 after their dominating 55-24 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday. Oregon stayed at No. 3, with Notre Dame moving up a spot to No. 4.

The only new team to this week's top five came from LSU, which jumped from No. 6 to No. 5, and could make an even more massive jump if it win its next game. That's because the Tigers will host No. 1 Alabama this coming Saturday at 8 p.m. EST, with the winner gaining the inside track on this year's SEC West championship.

Locally, Penn State is not part of this week's Top 25 after losing to Ohio State at home last Saturday.

As a matter of fact, the Buckeyes are one of only two Big Ten teams, along with Nebraska, which is ranked this week. At 9-0, the Buckeyes come in at No. 8 in the country, while Nebraska is up to No. 21 after Saturday's victory over Michigan.

This week's poll is listed below:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 9

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (60) 25.04 2.79 --
2 Kansas St. Wildcats (11) 23.75 2.55 Arrow_up 2
3 Oregon Ducks (2) 23.43 2.44 --
4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3) 22.86 2.45 Arrow_up 1
5 LSU Tigers 19.71 0.59 Arrow_up 1
6 Georgia Bulldogs 18.58 0.85 Arrow_up 9
7 Florida Gators 18.54 0.82 Arrow_down -5
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 18.09 4.93 Arrow_up 1
9 Florida St. Seminoles 17.79 1.45 Arrow_up 2
10 Clemson Tigers 14.53 3.09 Arrow_up 4
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.11 1.71 Arrow_up 6
12 Louisville Cardinals 13.83 3.67 Arrow_up 4
13 Oregon St. Beavers 12.67 3.45 Arrow_down -6
14 Oklahoma Sooners 12.63 3.44 Arrow_down -6
15 Stanford Cardinal 10.26 3.46 Arrow_up 4
16 Texas A&M Aggies 10.12 3.31 Arrow_up 5
17 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 8.24 3.72 Arrow_down -5
18 USC Trojans 7.29 3.32 Arrow_down -8
19 Texas Tech Red Raiders 6.79 3.83 Arrow_down -6
20 Boise St. Broncos 5.75 4.17 Arrow_up 3
21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.87 3.17 Arrow_up 8
22 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 3.86 3.40 Arrow_up 2
23 West Virginia Mountaineers 2.37 2.58 Arrow_up 2
24 Arizona Wildcats 2.33 3.03 Arrow_up 15
25 UCLA Bruins 2.05 2.96 Arrow_up 15
Others Receiving Votes: Toledo Rockets | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Kent St. Golden Flashes | Texas Longhorns | Northern Illinois Huskies | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Northwestern Wildcats | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Ohio Bobcats | Utah State Aggies | North Carolina Tar Heels | Iowa St. Cyclones | Central Florida Knights | Cincinnati Bearcats | Michigan Wolverines | ULM Warhawks | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Duke Blue Devils | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Oct 30, 2012 5:37 AM PDT

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