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College football rankings, AP Poll Week 10: Notre Dame jumps to No. 4

Notre Dame jumps up one spot to No. 4, still behind Alabama, Oregon and Kansas State in AP poll

Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish jumped up one spot to No. 4 this week following their road victory over No. 14 Oklahoma Saturday.

Oregon and Kansas State narrowly edged out the Fighting Irish for the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. Kansas State defeated No. 20 Texas Tech, 55-24, while Oregon steamrolled Colorado, 70-14. The Alabama Crimson Tide continue its stranglehold on the top spot, receiving all 60 first-place votes.

LSU jumped back into the top five, a place they have not been since their loss to Florida Oct. 6. LSU plays No. 1 Alabama this week.

Northwestern did not make the Top 25, but they did receive seven votes. The Wildcats are 7-2 on the season and 3-2 in the Big Ten. Only two Big Ten teams made the Top 25 this week: Ohio State at No. 6 and Nebraska at No. 21. Despite their top 10 ranking, Ohio State will not be playing in a bowl this year as they are ineligible for postseason play.

Below is the complete AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama(60) 8-0 1,500 1
2 Oregon 8-0 1,412 2
3 Kansas State 8-0 1,382 4
4 Notre Dame 8-0 1,344 5
5 LSU 7-1 1,216 6
6 Ohio State 9-0 1,158 9
7 Georgia 7-1 1,145 12
8 Florida 7-1 1,075 3
9 Florida State 8-1 1,046 11
10 Clemson 7-1 914 14
11 South Carolina 7-2 823 17
12 Louisville 8-0 817 16
13 Oregon State 6-1 762 7
14 Oklahoma 5-2 758 8
15 Stanford 6-2 627 19
16 Texas A&M 6-2 580 22
17 Mississippi State 7-1 559 13
18 USC 6-2 418 10
19 Boise State 7-1 406 21
20 Texas Tech 6-2 388 15
21 Nebraska 6-2 249 NR
22 Louisiana Tech 7-1 209 24
23 West Virginia 5-2 126 25
24 Arizona 5-3 106 NR
25 UCLA 6-2 103 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Toledo: 88, Rutgers: 74, Oklahoma State: 72, Texas: 55, Kent State: 33, Tulsa: 17, Northern Illinois: 12, Washington: 8, Northwestern: 7, Wisconsin: 4, Ohio: 4, Michigan: 2, Louisiana-Monroe: 1