College Football Rankings 2012: Notre Dame is No. 4, Northwestern in Top 25

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The Fighting Irish hold steady at No. 4 in SBNation's Blogpoll after beating Pitt in triple overtime

SBNation's weekly Blogpoll is out for Week 10 of the 2012 college football season. Northwestern makes its first appearance in the Top 25 of the year, and Notre Dame held onto the fourth spot after beating Pittsburgh 29-26 in three overtimes on Saturday.

Northwestern moved up seven spots in the Blogpoll after beating Nobody last Saturday, during a bye week for the Wildcats. Northwestern plays Michigan in the Big House this coming Saturday at noon ET. With a win, Northwestern will tie Michigan in the Big Ten's Legends Division with a 4-2 record.

Notre Dame needed three overtimes to beat a middling Pittsburgh team last Saturday, but they didn't move in the Blogpoll, as other undefeated teams near the top of the rankings had struggles in their Week 10 games. The Fighting Irish visit Boston College this Saturday, with a 8 p.m. ET kickoff.

Other Big Ten teams in the Blogpoll are Ohio State (No. 7) and Nebraska (No. 17). Northern Illinois earned itself some votes in the poll, but was not ranked.

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Results for Week 10

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (74) 24.88 0.36 --
2 Oregon Ducks (2) 23.46 0.78 Arrow_up 1
3 Kansas St. Wildcats (5) 23.27 0.82 Arrow_down -1
4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 22.08 0.91 --
5 Georgia Bulldogs 18.98 2.27 Arrow_up 1
6 Florida Gators 18.86 1.70 Arrow_up 1
7 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 17.72 6.03 Arrow_up 1
8 Florida St. Seminoles 17.51 2.63 Arrow_up 1
9 LSU Tigers 17.11 3.17 Arrow_down -4
10 Clemson Tigers 14.76 2.64 --
11 Louisville Cardinals 14.58 3.98 Arrow_up 1
12 South Carolina Gamecocks 13.57 2.59 Arrow_down -1
13 Oregon St. Beavers 13.54 3.13 --
14 Oklahoma Sooners 12.96 2.74 --
15 Texas A&M Aggies 11.98 3.13 Arrow_up 1
16 Stanford Cardinal 10.61 2.91 Arrow_down -1
17 Nebraska Cornhuskers 7.37 2.87 Arrow_up 4
18 UCLA Bruins 6.82 3.36 Arrow_up 7
19 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 5.80 3.69 Arrow_up 3
20 Texas Longhorns 5.64 3.21 Arrow_up 9
21 USC Trojans 4.41 3.47 Arrow_down -3
22 Toledo Rockets 2.94 2.64 Arrow_up 4
23 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 2.84 2.60 Arrow_down -6
24 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 2.20 2.48 Arrow_up 7
25 Northwestern Wildcats 2.11 2.73 Arrow_up 7
Others Receiving Votes: Texas Tech Red Raiders | Kent St. Golden Flashes | Northern Illinois Huskies | TCU Horned Frogs | Boise St. Broncos | Ohio Bobcats | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Utah State Aggies | Michigan Wolverines | Cincinnati Bearcats | West Virginia Mountaineers | Central Florida Knights | Penn St. Nittany Lions | North Carolina Tar Heels | BYU Cougars | San Diego St. Aztecs | San Jose St. Spartans | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Arizona Wildcats | Michigan St. Spartans | Fresno St. Bulldogs | UAB Blazers | Miami Hurricanes | Wisconsin Badgers | Washington Huskies
Updated: Nov 6, 2012 2:45 PM EST

Total Ballots: 83 | Votes by team | Ballots by voter

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