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Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (5) celebrates with teammates after they defeated Miami 41-3 in an NCAA college football game in Chicago, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (AP)
Irish up two spots 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.