College football rankings 2012: Louisville moves up in BlogPoll

Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE

The Louisville Cardinals moved up four spots in this week's BlogPoll Top 25.

Louisville continued its undefeated season with a 34-31 overtime win against the Cincinnati Bearcats Saturday. At 8-0 overall and 3-0 in Big East play, the Cardinals improved to No. 12 in this week's SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25.

Louisville moved up four spots in this week's rankings. The Cardinals are a half game behind Rutgers (7-1, 4-0) in the Big East standings, with the teams set to meet in the regular-season finale Thursday, Nov. 29. Rutgers dropped out of this week's BlogPoll rankings after a 35-23 home loss to Kent State.

West Virginia was off in Week 9 after losing consecutive games against Texas Tech and Kansas State. The Mountaineers moved improved two spots to No. 23.

Alabama is once again ranked No. 1. The Crimson Tide strengthened their hold on the top spot after a 38-7 win over previously unbeaten Mississippi State. With a 55-24 win over Texas Tech, Kansas State moved up to No. 2. Florida, last week's second-ranked team, fell to No. 7 after a 17-9 defeat at the hands of the Georgia Bulldogs.

The complete BlogPoll rankings are as follows:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 9

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (60) 25.04 2.79 --
2 Kansas St. Wildcats (11) 23.75 2.55 Arrow_up 2
3 Oregon Ducks (2) 23.43 2.44 --
4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3) 22.86 2.45 Arrow_up 1
5 LSU Tigers 19.71 0.59 Arrow_up 1
6 Georgia Bulldogs 18.58 0.85 Arrow_up 9
7 Florida Gators 18.54 0.82 Arrow_down -5
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 18.09 4.93 Arrow_up 1
9 Florida St. Seminoles 17.79 1.45 Arrow_up 2
10 Clemson Tigers 14.53 3.09 Arrow_up 4
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.11 1.71 Arrow_up 6
12 Louisville Cardinals 13.83 3.67 Arrow_up 4
13 Oregon St. Beavers 12.67 3.45 Arrow_down -6
14 Oklahoma Sooners 12.63 3.44 Arrow_down -6
15 Stanford Cardinal 10.26 3.46 Arrow_up 4
16 Texas A&M Aggies 10.12 3.31 Arrow_up 5
17 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 8.24 3.72 Arrow_down -5
18 USC Trojans 7.29 3.32 Arrow_down -8
19 Texas Tech Red Raiders 6.79 3.83 Arrow_down -6
20 Boise St. Broncos 5.75 4.17 Arrow_up 3
21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.87 3.17 Arrow_up 8
22 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 3.86 3.40 Arrow_up 2
23 West Virginia Mountaineers 2.37 2.58 Arrow_up 2
24 Arizona Wildcats 2.33 3.03 Arrow_up 15
25 UCLA Bruins 2.05 2.96 Arrow_up 15
Others Receiving Votes: Toledo Rockets | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Kent St. Golden Flashes | Texas Longhorns | Northern Illinois Huskies | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Northwestern Wildcats | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Ohio Bobcats | Utah State Aggies | North Carolina Tar Heels | Iowa St. Cyclones | Central Florida Knights | Cincinnati Bearcats | Michigan Wolverines | ULM Warhawks | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Duke Blue Devils | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Oct 30, 2012 7:37 AM CDT

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