College football rankings: Notre Dame comes in atop the BlogPoll

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

Notre Dame got 61 first-place votes and they sit atop the SB Nation BlogPoll this week.

The penultimate pre-bowl game BlogPoll has been released by SB Nation, and it's little surprise that Notre Dame is No. 1. Well, it's a surprise given the context of preconceived notions just a few weeks ago, but not a surprise given how the top of the BCS has been somewhat upended in recent weeks.

Either way, the latest BlogPoll has Notre Dame on top with 61 first-place votes, which is huge. The Alabama Crimson Tide are No. 2 with five first-place votes, and Oregon rounds out the top three, but with no first-place votes of their own. The Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators both had a first-place vote and occupied spots four and five, while the rest of the first-place votes go to the Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 6.

Also relevant for the region: the Northern Illinois Huskies, who jumped up to No. 19 on the list. Northwestern also comes in at No. 21. You can find the full BlogPoll here, and there's also an embed of it below.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 13

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (61) 25.13 2.92 --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (5) 23.66 2.56 --
3 Oregon Ducks 21.83 2.18 --
4 Georgia Bulldogs (1) 21.44 0.95 --
5 Florida Gators (1) 21.24 1.28 Arrow_up 1
6 Ohio St. Buckeyes (3) 19.70 6.12 Arrow_up 1
7 Kansas St. Wildcats 19.39 0.92 Arrow_down -2
8 Stanford Cardinal 17.69 0.12 Arrow_up 2
9 LSU Tigers 17.41 0.71 --
10 Texas A&M Aggies 17.16 1.02 Arrow_up 1
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 15.23 0.94 Arrow_up 3
12 Oklahoma Sooners 14.04 2.42 Arrow_up 1
13 Florida St. Seminoles 13.09 1.26 Arrow_down -5
14 Nebraska Cornhuskers 12.09 1.33 Arrow_up 2
15 Clemson Tigers 11.17 1.24 Arrow_down -3
16 Oregon St. Beavers 8.09 3.44 Arrow_up 1
17 UCLA Bruins 8.06 2.45 Arrow_down -2
18 Kent St. Golden Flashes 7.61 3.67 Arrow_up 5
19 Northern Illinois Huskies 6.83 3.76 Arrow_up 5
20 Utah State Aggies 4.74 2.58 Arrow_up 6
21 Northwestern Wildcats 3.66 2.88 Arrow_up 7
22 Michigan Wolverines 3.36 3.08 Arrow_down -1
23 Boise St. Broncos 3.13 3.24 Arrow_up 2
24 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 2.70 3.30 Arrow_down -2
25 Texas Longhorns 2.50 2.97 Arrow_down -7
Others Receiving Votes: San Jose St. Spartans | Louisville Cardinals | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Vanderbilt Commodores | TCU Horned Frogs | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Fresno St. Bulldogs | Ball St. Cardinals | San Diego St. Aztecs | Cincinnati Bearcats | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Central Florida Knights | USC Trojans | Arizona Wildcats | Washington Huskies | Toledo Rockets | Arizona St. Sun Devils | North Carolina Tar Heels | Arkansas St. Red Wolves | Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Updated: Nov 27, 2012 7:02 AM PST

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