College football rankings 2012: Notre Dame remains on top of BlogPoll

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

Notre Dame remained on top of the SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 after the final week of the college football season. Northern Illinois and Northwestern both finished in the top 25 as well.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are on top of the final pre-bowl game SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25. Alabama stayed at No. 2 in the BlogPoll after defeating Georgia in the SEC Championship. The Irish and Crimson Tide will meet in the Discover BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7 in Miami, Fla..

Notre Dame received 42 first place votes this week, down from the 61 they received last week. The lowest ranking the Irish received this week was fifth.

The Northern Illinois Huskies moved up three spots in the rankings this week to No. 16 after defeating Kent State in the MAC Championship. Northern Illinois will play Florida State (No. 13) in the Discover Orange Bowl on Jan. 1. They are the first MAC team to play in a BCS bowl game.

The Northwestern Wildcats also appeared in the BlogPoll this week, coming in at No. 21. Northwestern will play Mississippi State in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl on Jan. 1.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 14

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (42) 24.59 0.88 --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11) 23.89 0.82 --
3 Oregon Ducks 21.43 1.88 --
4 Florida Gators (1) 21.20 1.95 Arrow_up 1
5 Kansas St. Wildcats 20.00 1.50 Arrow_up 2
6 Georgia Bulldogs 19.48 2.45 Arrow_down -2
7 Stanford Cardinal 18.38 2.27 Arrow_up 1
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes (2) 18.05 7.51 Arrow_down -2
9 LSU Tigers 17.05 2.14 --
10 Texas A&M Aggies 16.88 2.90 --
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.71 1.82 --
12 Oklahoma Sooners 14.36 2.43 --
13 Florida St. Seminoles 13.43 2.14 --
14 Clemson Tigers 11.82 1.39 Arrow_up 1
15 Oregon St. Beavers 9.82 3.19 Arrow_up 1
16 Northern Illinois Huskies 9.68 3.48 Arrow_up 3
17 UCLA Bruins 7.02 2.95 --
18 Utah State Aggies 6.66 3.10 Arrow_up 2
19 Boise St. Broncos 5.09 4.26 Arrow_up 4
20 Louisville Cardinals 4.84 3.31 Arrow_up 7
21 Northwestern Wildcats 4.25 3.42 --
22 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.00 3.82 Arrow_down -8
23 Michigan Wolverines 3.70 3.07 Arrow_down -1
24 San Jose St. Spartans 3.61 3.11 Arrow_up 2
25 Kent St. Golden Flashes 2.84 3.23 Arrow_down -7
Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin Badgers | Texas Longhorns | Vanderbilt Commodores | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Baylor Bears | Fresno St. Bulldogs | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Ball St. Cardinals | Arkansas St. Red Wolves | Cincinnati Bearcats | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | San Diego St. Aztecs | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Toledo Rockets | Arizona St. Sun Devils | TCU Horned Frogs | North Carolina Tar Heels | USC Trojans | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Arizona Wildcats | Central Florida Knights | West Virginia Mountaineers
Updated: Dec 4, 2012 9:30 AM EST

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