Irish still No. 5 in AP/USA Today polls
Posted: 10/21/2012 at 3:00 pm
By: Associated Press
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Notre Dame's Cierre Wood (20) runs with the ball in the football game against BYU at Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 (Truth Photo By Evey Wilson)
The Irish remain at No. 5 in the USA Today poll as well. Notre Dame's next opponent, Oklahoma, is ranked eighth in the latest AP poll and seventh in the USA Today poll.
Alabama has run its streak of weeks at No. 1 in the AP poll to eight, the longest stay atop the rankings by the Crimson Tide. Alabama received 59 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel. The Tide has twice previously been No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks — in 1979 when Bear Bryant coached 'Bama to a national title and in 1980 when the Tide finished sixth.
Oregon is No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week, though the gap between the Ducks and No. 3 Florida, which received the other first-place vote, narrowed after the Gators beat South Carolina 44-11 on Saturday. Alabama had gone three straight weeks as unanimous No. 1.
The rest of the top six was unchanged after No. 4 Kansas State and No. 6 LSU also won.
South Carolina dropped from ninth to No. 17.