AP Top 25: Ducks drop to No. 5, Beavers 16th

AP Top 25: Ducks drop to No. 5, Beavers 16th »Play Video
A lone Oregon fan sits in the stands after Oregon lost their NCAA college football game against Stanford in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Stanford won 17-14 in overtime.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame is No. 1 and Alabama is No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, moving to the top of the rankings after Oregon and Kansas State were upset Saturday night.

The Fighting Irish are No. 1 for the first time since Nov. 14, 1993. The Fighting Irish were a unanimous No. 1, getting all 60 first-place votes. They are a victory against rival Southern California away from completing a perfect regular season and playing in the BCS championship game Jan. 7 in Miami.

A week after being upset as the No. 1 team, Alabama is back to No. 2, taking advantage of the two big upsets.

The Ducks had been No. 1 but fell in overtime to Stanford. Kansas State was No. 2 when it was beaten at Baylor.


The Top Twenty Five teams in The Associated Press expanded college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 17, points based on 25 points for a first place vote through one point for a 25th place vote, previous ranking, record vs. top 25 teams at time of game, record of opponents played, and extra points:
    Vs.    Opp.
    Record    Pts    Pv    T25    Rec.    Extra    Points
1. Notre Dame (60)    11-0    1,500    3    4-0    66-43    1-9    last    10    vs.    Trojans
2. Alabama    10-1    1,399    4    3-1    61-49    Back    in    the    title    hunt
3. Georgia    10-1    1,316    5    1-1    59-51    9-1    last    10    vs.    Tech
4. Ohio St.    11-0    1,292    6    2-0    57-54    Won    the    Leaders    Division
5. Oregon    10-1    1,246    1    2-1    60-51    Held    to    14    pts    by    Stanford
6. Florida    10-1    1,171    7    3-1    73-36    Offense    struggles    continue
7. Kansas St.    10-1    1,064    2    3-0    57-48    A    week    off    to    lick    wounds
8. LSU    9-2    1,048    8    3-2    71-39    Miles    4-3    vs.    Razorbacks
9. Texas A&M    9-2    1,028    9    3-2    74-36    Lost    5    of    last    6    vs    Mizzou
10. Florida St.    10-1    1,026    10    1-0    52-57    Won    ACC    Atlantic    Division
11. Stanford    9-2    991    14    3-1    69-41    Won    4    of    last    5    vs.    Bruins
12. Clemson    10-1    874    11    0-1    57-54    16-9-1    home    vs    Gamecocks
13. South Carolina    9-2    795    12    1-2    67-43    3    straight    wins    vs.    Tigers
14. Oklahoma    8-2    734    13    1-2    58-41    82-17-7    vs.    Cowboys
15. UCLA    9-2    624    17    3-0    54-56    Clinched    Pac-12    South
16. Oregon St.    8-2    599    15    2-1    58-43    4-6    last    10    vs.    Ducks
17. Nebraska    9-2    559    16    0-1    68-42    27-12-3    vs.    Hawkeyes
18. Texas    8-2    498    18    1-2    50-47    61-20-1    vs.    Horned    Frogs
19. Louisville    9-1    362    20    0-0    38-58    5-3    vs.    Huskies
20. Michigan    8-3    282    23    0-2    64-46    2-8    last    10    vs.    Buckeyes
21. Rutgers    9-1    265    22    0-0    48-48    8-21    vs.    Panthers
22. Oklahoma St.    7-3    240    NR    1-2    54-42    2-8    last    10    vs.    Sooners
23. Kent St.    10-1    155    25    0-0    49-61    Clinched    MAC    East    Division
24. N. Illinois    10-1    144    NR    0-0    45-66    Clinched    MAC    West    Division
25. Mississippi St.    8-3    82    NR    0-3    59-50    Mullen    3-0    vs.    Ole    Miss
25. Utah St.    9-2    82    NR    1-0    54-55    Last    rank    was    final    1961

Others receiving votes: Boise St. 20, Northwestern 20, Washington 20, Arizona 13, Southern Cal 12, Tulsa 10, San Jose St. 8, Fresno St. 7, Louisiana Tech 4, Wisconsin 4, San Diego St. 2, Baylor 1, Iowa St. 1, TCU 1, Vanderbilt 1.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.