AP Poll released for Week 14, slight shuffle in the top five

The AP top 25 for Week 14 has been released. Notre Dame retained a stranglehold on the No. 1 ranking, including all 60 first-place votes, following their win over arch-rival USC.

No. 5 Florida moved into the top five, following the Gators impressive road-victory over No. 13 Florida State, bouncing Oregon to No. 6. The rest of the top five remained the same from a week ago.

No. 8 Stanford was the lone team to move into the top 10, while the Seminoles were the only team to drop out of the top 10.

No. 18 Kent State, No. 19 Northern Illinois, and No. 20 Utah State each moved up five spots, the biggest jump in the rankings this week.

Louisville, Rutgers, and Mississippi State fell out of the top 25, while Boise State and Northwestern moved into the rankings. Last week there were 26 teams ranked in the top 25; Utah State and Mississippi State were tied at No. 25.

[Related: 2012 projected BCS top five through Nov. 24 games]

K TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Notre Dame (60) 12-0 1500
2 Alabama 11-1 1400
3 Georgia 11-1 1331
4 Ohio State 12-0 1294
5 Florida 11-1 1262
6 Oregon 11-1 1242
7 Kansas State 10-1 1079
8 Stanford 10-2 1061
9 LSU 10-2 1056
10 Texas A&M 10-2 1043
11 South Carolina 10-2 916
12 Oklahoma 9-2 834
13 Florida State 10-2 764
14 Nebraska 10-2 704
15 Clemson 10-2 667
16 Oregon State 8-3 528
17 UCLA 9-3 505
18 Kent State 11-1 355
19 Northern Illinois 11-1 349
20 Utah State 10-2 274
21 Michigan 8-4 217
22 Northwestern 9-3 189
23 Texas 8-3 185
24 Oklahoma State 7-4 174
25 Boise State 9-2 145
  • Dropped from rankings: Louisville 19, Rutgers 21, Mississippi State 25
  • Others receiving votes: San Jose State 78, Louisville 73, TCU 67, Penn State 61, Rutgers 50, Vanderbilt 48, San Diego State 15, Fresno State 12, USC 7, Arkansas State 5, Arizona 4, Cincinnati 3, Ball State 1, Mississippi State 1, North Carolina 1

Rankings courtesy of ESPN.com.