NCAA Football Rankings, Week 5: WVU Falls A Spot In AP Top 25

September 22, 2012; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith (12) hands off to running back Andrew Buie (13) against the Maryland Terrapins during the fourth quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium. The West Virginia Mountaineers won 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The Mountaineers drop a spot after an uninspiring win over Maryland.

Here are the AP college football rankings for Week 5. Alabama remains in the top spot, and Oregon moves up a spot to No. 2 after trouncing Arizona this week. Kansas State and Oklahoma essentially switch places after the Wildcats' upset of the Sooners, with Kansas State moving from No. 15 to No. 7 and Oklahoma dropping from No. 6 to No. 16.

After a rather unimpressive win over Maryland, meanwhile, WVU drops one spot, to No. 9. (Stanford, which was idle this week, moves from No. 9 to No. 8.) Baylor, the Mountaineers' next opponent, enters the rankings at No. 25 after a narrow win this week over Louisiana-Monroe. Other Big 12 teams joining Kansas State, WVU, Oklahoma and Baylor in the top 25 are Texas (No. 12) and TCU (No. 15).

Other new entries into the top 25 are Oregon State and Rutgers.

1. Alabama
2. Oregon
3. LSU
4. Florida State
5. South Carolina
6. Georgia
7. Kansas State
8. Stanford
9. West Virginia
10. Notre Dame
11. Florida
12. Texas
13. USC
14. Ohio State
15. TCU
16. Oklahoma
17. Clemson
18. Oregon State
19. Louisville
20. Michigan State
21. Mississippi State
22. Nebraska
23. Rutgers
24. Boise State
25. Baylor

For much more college football action, check out SB Nation's college football hub. For more on the WVU Mountaineers, there's The Smoking Musket.

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