NCAA Football Rankings 2012: Gators rise to No. 3, Seminoles stay at No. 11

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The Florida Gators have rose to No. 3 in the SB Nation BlogPoll while the Seminoles stay at No. 11.

In the latest SB Nation BlogPoll, the Florida Gators have rose all the way to No. 3 in the rankings after their 31-17 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores. They are the second highest ranked SEC team in the BlogPoll behind only the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. No. 2 is the Oregon Ducks, No. 4 are the Kansas St. Wildcats and No. 5 is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Other SEC teams that are in the top 25 include the LSU Tigers at No. 6, the South Carolina Gamecocks at No. 7, the Georgia Bulldogs at No. 13, the Mississippi St. Bulldogs at No. 14, and the Texas A&M Aggies at No. 20.

The other highly rated Florida team, the Florida St. Seminoles are ranked at No. 11, remaining idle from their spot last week after their 51-7 victory over the Boston College Eagles. The Seminoles are one of only two ACC teams in the top 25 in the BlogPoll. The only other ACC team in the top 25 is the Clemson Tigers at No. 16.

The two biggest risers of the week include the Bulldogs and the Oklahoma Sooners to No. 9 who both rose five spots in the rankings. The biggest drop was the West Virginia Mountaineers, who dropped a whole 13 spots to No. 17.

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 9:30 AM EDT

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