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Irish up two spots in AP poll

Irish up to No. 7 in AP poll
Posted on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Notre Dame’s 41-3 rout of Miami on Saturday pushed the Fighting Irish to No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25. ND was ranked No. 9 last week. Notre Dame’s opponent this week, Stanford, moved up one spot to No. 17.

South Carolina, Florida and West Virginia moved into the top five of the poll after a Saturday during which nine Top 25 teams lost.

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon held their spots at the top of the rankings. Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 again. The rest of Top 25 got a makeover.

No. 3 South Carolina, off a 35-7 victory against Georgia, moved up three spots. No. 4 Florida jumped six after beating LSU 14-6. No. 5 West Virginia moved up three with a 48-45 victory at Texas.

No. 6 Kansas State and No. 8 Ohio State also moved up. LSU dropped to No. 9 and unbeaten Oregon State was No. 10.

The last time nine ranked teams lost in the same week was the weekend of Oct. 18, 2008.

 Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with third base coach Gary Jones after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Chicago, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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