2012 college football rankings: Florida State, Clemson crack BlogPoll top 10

Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

The Florida State Seminoles and Clemson Tigers are ranked in the top 10 of this week's BlogPoll.

With big wins in Week 9, the Florida State Seminoles and Clemson Tigers cracked the top 10 in this week's SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25. Florida State checks in at No. 9, and Clemson is ranked No. 10.

The Seminoles cruised past Duke, 48-7, at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday. Clemson blew out Wake Forest, 42-13, in a primetime showcase at Winston-Salem, N.C., Thursday. Florida State leads Clemson by a half game in the ACC Atlantic Division and holds the head-to-head tie breaker by virtue of a 49-37 win over the Tigers on Sept. 22.

The Alabama Crimson Tide remained No. 1 in this week's rankings, strengthening their grip on the top spot after a 38-7 home win over previously unbeaten Mississippi State. With a 55-24 victory over Texas Tech, Kansas State moved up to No. 2. Florida, last week's second-ranked team, dropped to No. 7 after a 17-9 defeat at the hands of the Georgia Bulldogs.

The complete BlogPoll rankings are as follows:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 9

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (60) 25.04 2.79 --
2 Kansas St. Wildcats (11) 23.75 2.55 Arrow_up 2
3 Oregon Ducks (2) 23.43 2.44 --
4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3) 22.86 2.45 Arrow_up 1
5 LSU Tigers 19.71 0.59 Arrow_up 1
6 Georgia Bulldogs 18.58 0.85 Arrow_up 9
7 Florida Gators 18.54 0.82 Arrow_down -5
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 18.09 4.93 Arrow_up 1
9 Florida St. Seminoles 17.79 1.45 Arrow_up 2
10 Clemson Tigers 14.53 3.09 Arrow_up 4
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.11 1.71 Arrow_up 6
12 Louisville Cardinals 13.83 3.67 Arrow_up 4
13 Oregon St. Beavers 12.67 3.45 Arrow_down -6
14 Oklahoma Sooners 12.63 3.44 Arrow_down -6
15 Stanford Cardinal 10.26 3.46 Arrow_up 4
16 Texas A&M Aggies 10.12 3.31 Arrow_up 5
17 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 8.24 3.72 Arrow_down -5
18 USC Trojans 7.29 3.32 Arrow_down -8
19 Texas Tech Red Raiders 6.79 3.83 Arrow_down -6
20 Boise St. Broncos 5.75 4.17 Arrow_up 3
21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.87 3.17 Arrow_up 8
22 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 3.86 3.40 Arrow_up 2
23 West Virginia Mountaineers 2.37 2.58 Arrow_up 2
24 Arizona Wildcats 2.33 3.03 Arrow_up 15
25 UCLA Bruins 2.05 2.96 Arrow_up 15
Others Receiving Votes: Toledo Rockets | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Kent St. Golden Flashes | Texas Longhorns | Northern Illinois Huskies | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Northwestern Wildcats | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Ohio Bobcats | Utah State Aggies | North Carolina Tar Heels | Iowa St. Cyclones | Central Florida Knights | Cincinnati Bearcats | Michigan Wolverines | ULM Warhawks | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Duke Blue Devils | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Oct 30, 2012 7:37 AM CDT

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