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College football rankings 2012: Notre Dame moves up to No. 5

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish moved up two spots to No. 5 in the most recent edition of the SB Nation BlogPoll.

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish moved up to No. 5 in the most recent SB Nation BlogPoll following their 20-13 overtime win over the Stanford Cardinal. The No. 5 ranking is Notre Dame's highest ranking of the season, up two spots from last week.

The ballot breakdown for the 6-0 Irish shows that they received four first-place votes, the third most of any team behind top-ranked Alabama (62) and third-ranked Florida (5). The lowest ranking the Irish received was 13th, while most bloggers ranked them fifth in their ballots.

Notre Dame takes on the BYU Cougars at home on Oct. 20 before one of the toughest parts of their schedule, an Oct. 27 date with the No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners in Norman, OK.

The Northwestern Wildcats landed outside of the top 25 at 30th overall and the Northern Illinois Huskies came in at 34th. The Illinois Fighting Illini received no votes in the BlogPoll.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 7

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (62) 24.64 0.84 --
2 Oregon Ducks (3) 23.32 2.15 --
3 Florida Gators (5) 22.51 1.40 Arrow_up 2
4 Kansas St. Wildcats (1) 21.99 1.36 Arrow_up 2
5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4) 21.30 1.81 Arrow_up 2
6 LSU Tigers 18.41 2.62 Arrow_up 3
7 South Carolina Gamecocks 17.05 2.44 Arrow_down -4
8 Oregon St. Beavers 16.89 3.84 Arrow_up 2
9 Oklahoma Sooners 16.18 3.44 Arrow_up 5
10 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 16.05 5.49 Arrow_down -2
11 Florida St. Seminoles 13.70 3.69 --
12 USC Trojans 13.09 4.69 --
13 Georgia Bulldogs 11.82 3.12 --
14 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 10.21 3.80 Arrow_up 5
15 Louisville Cardinals 9.88 3.84 Arrow_up 3
16 Clemson Tigers 9.49 4.56 --
17 West Virginia Mountaineers 9.29 3.46 Arrow_down -13
18 Texas Tech Red Raiders 8.32 4.52 Arrow_up 13
19 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 7.33 3.61 Arrow_up 1
20 Texas A&M Aggies 6.36 3.70 Arrow_up 4
21 Cincinnati Bearcats 6.24 3.87 --
22 Stanford Cardinal 4.83 4.42 Arrow_down -5
23 Ohio Bobcats 3.96 4.92 --
24 TCU Horned Frogs 2.11 2.61 Arrow_up 4
25 Michigan Wolverines 1.76 2.58 Arrow_up 4
Others Receiving Votes: Boise St. Broncos | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Iowa St. Cyclones | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Northwestern Wildcats | Nevada Wolf Pack | Texas Longhorns | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Northern Illinois Huskies | Toledo Rockets | North Carolina Tar Heels | UCLA Bruins | Wisconsin Badgers | Virginia Tech Hokies | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Ball St. Cardinals | Utah State Aggies | Kent St. Golden Flashes
Updated: Oct 16, 2012 6:30 AM PDT