2012 NCAA football rankings: Notre Dame gets a first-place vote in Week 7 BlogPoll

Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish continue to rise up SB Nation's BlogPoll, receiving a first-place vote in Week 7.

The Week 7 BlogPoll from SB Nation was released on Tuesday, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish continue to move up the rankings. They're in at No. 7 on the poll after moving to 5-0 on the season with a 41-3 win over Miami on Saturday. They moved up two spots from No. 9 and boast wins over two ranked teams in Michigan St. and Michigan in Weeks 3 and 4.

Also of particular note is the fact that the Irish received a single first-place vote, though that was something of a trend this time around. Seven different teams received first-place votes, with the Alabama Crimson Tide getting the lion's share at 64. South Carolina, Oregon, West Virginia, Florida and Kansas St. were the other teams to receiver first-place votes.

For the region, Northern Illinois fell off of the list, though it wasn't due to anything they did in particular. They're 5-1 with their only loss being the season opener, though they did receive votes for the poll. Northwestern also received votes, though they failed to move to 6-0 with a loss to Penn State in their last outing, which hurt their chances of entry to the list.

Below, we've got the full embed, and you can check out the poll at it's SB Nation page here.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 6

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (64) 24.37 1.43 --
2 Oregon Ducks (4) 23.20 1.65 --
3 South Carolina Gamecocks (7) 22.61 1.50 Arrow_up 4
4 West Virginia Mountaineers (1) 21.34 1.98 Arrow_up 4
5 Florida Gators (9) 21.23 2.03 Arrow_up 6
6 Kansas St. Wildcats (1) 20.23 1.81 --
7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 19.47 2.21 Arrow_up 2
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes 16.74 4.67 Arrow_up 4
9 LSU Tigers 14.67 3.73 Arrow_down -5
10 Oregon St. Beavers 13.82 4.28 Arrow_up 3
11 Florida St. Seminoles 12.52 4.18 Arrow_down -8
12 USC Trojans 12.14 5.00 Arrow_up 2
13 Georgia Bulldogs 12.06 3.24 Arrow_down -8
14 Oklahoma Sooners 11.75 4.34 Arrow_up 3
15 Texas Longhorns 10.97 3.34 Arrow_down -5
16 Clemson Tigers 9.64 4.46 --
17 Stanford Cardinal 9.63 4.38 Arrow_up 1
18 Louisville Cardinals 8.95 3.67 Arrow_up 1
19 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 7.84 4.09 Arrow_up 2
20 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 5.85 3.64 Arrow_up 3
21 Cincinnati Bearcats 5.38 3.73 Arrow_up 5
22 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 3.78 3.80 Arrow_up 7
23 Ohio Bobcats 3.60 4.31 Arrow_up 2
24 Texas A&M Aggies 3.51 3.35 Arrow_up 6
25 Iowa St. Cyclones 1.68 2.63 Arrow_up 13
Others Receiving Votes: Boise St. Broncos | Baylor Bears | TCU Horned Frogs | Michigan Wolverines | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Michigan St. Spartans | Duke Blue Devils | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | N.C. State Wolfpack | Northwestern Wildcats | Nevada Wolf Pack | North Carolina Tar Heels | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Northern Illinois Huskies | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Toledo Rockets | San Jose St. Spartans | Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners | UAB Blazers
Updated: Oct 9, 2012 6:46 AM PDT

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