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NCAA Football Rankings, Week 12: Oregon new No. 1 in Coaches Top 25 Poll

The Oregon Ducks are the new No. 1 team in the Coaches Poll after Alabama faltered against Texas A&M on Saturday. The Ducks are one of three remaining unbeaten teams along with No. 2 Kansas State and No. 3 Notre Dame.

Thearon W. Henderson

The Oregon Ducks lead the Week 12 college football Coaches' Poll which was released on Sunday. Alabama fell from No. 1 to No. 5 following a 29-24 loss to Texas A&M on Saturday. After the Alabama loss, Oregon claimed 44 of the first-place votes while No. 2 Kansas State got 14 first-place votes and No. 3 Notre Dame received one first-place vote.

No Pittsburgh area teams were in the Coaches Poll Top 25 this week or received any votes in the poll.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Oregon (44) 10-0 1,460 2
2 Kansas State (14) 10-0 1,427 3
3 Notre Dame (1) 10-0 1,346 4
4 Georgia 9-1 1,260 5
5 Alabama 9-1 1,243 1
6 Florida State 9-1 1,143 6
7 Florida 9-1 1,079 7
8 LSU 8-2 1,040 9
9 Clemson 9-1 1,033 8
10 Texas A&M 8-2 967 14
11 South Carolina 8-2 903 11
12 Oklahoma 7-2 799 13
13 Stanford 8-2 793 15
14 Nebraska 8-2 653 16
15 Texas 8-2 615 17
16 UCLA 8-2 494 19
17 Oregon State 7-2 490 12
18 Louisville 9-1 442 10
19 Louisiana Tech 9-1 413 18
20 Rutgers 8-1 354 20
21 USC 7-3 343 22
22 Boise State 8-2 161 24
23 Michigan 7-3 144 NR
23 Oklahoma State 6-3 111 NR
25 Texas Tech 7-3 106 NR

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