NCAA Football Rankings 2012: Texas holds steady at No. 18

Erich Schlegel

After knocking Texas Tech from the BlogPoll, Texas' fourth-straight win has them holding their ground

After what could have turned into a wildly disappointing season, the Texas Longhorns have rattled off four straight wins in conference play. Their most recent win was a breeze past an inferior Iowa State team that helped them maintain their spot at No. 18 in SB Nation's BlogPoll. Games against TCU and Kansas State remain, with the latter providing Texas an opportunity to move up further in the polls.

Before the Iowa State win, Texas beat Texas Tech last Saturday and knocked the Red Raiders from the Top 25. On the outside looking in, Tommy Tuberville's team had a shot at redemption but was soundly defeated by Oklahoma State 59-21. The win bumped the Okie State Cowboys up three spots to No. 22 in the poll.

In other Big 12 action, Oklahoma retained their spot at No. 13 with a squeaker over West Virginia. Previously undefeated Kansas State saw their No. 2 ranking disappear after being bowled over by the Baylor Bears. They settled in to the No. 5 spot.

In addition to Kansas State, undefeated Oregon also went down, losing to Stanford 17-14 in overtime. The Ducks had held the top spot in the rankings heading into the weekend but have been relegated to the No. 3 spot in favor of new No.1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 12

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (63) 24.82 0.59 Arrow_up 2
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (4) 23.39 1.25 Arrow_up 2
3 Oregon Ducks 21.28 1.60 Arrow_down -2
4 Georgia Bulldogs 20.75 3.12 Arrow_up 1
5 Kansas St. Wildcats 19.17 2.18 Arrow_down -3
6 Florida Gators 18.72 3.57 --
7 Ohio St. Buckeyes (2) 18.38 7.38 Arrow_up 2
8 Florida St. Seminoles (1) 18.08 3.32 Arrow_down -1
9 LSU Tigers 16.70 3.06 Arrow_down -1
10 Stanford Cardinal 16.41 2.33 Arrow_up 4
11 Texas A&M Aggies (1) 16.31 3.04 Arrow_down -1
12 Clemson Tigers 15.35 2.46 Arrow_down -1
13 Oklahoma Sooners 12.51 3.21 --
14 South Carolina Gamecocks 12.27 2.71 Arrow_down -2
15 UCLA Bruins 10.23 2.56 Arrow_up 2
16 Nebraska Cornhuskers 9.54 2.45 Arrow_down -1
17 Oregon St. Beavers 9.45 3.32 Arrow_down -1
18 Texas Longhorns 7.54 2.63 --
19 Louisville Cardinals 6.59 2.91 --
20 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 4.76 2.93 Arrow_up 2
21 Michigan Wolverines 4.30 2.46 Arrow_up 3
22 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 4.01 2.90 Arrow_up 3
23 Kent St. Golden Flashes 3.52 3.01 --
24 Northern Illinois Huskies 3.14 3.28 Arrow_up 3
25 Boise St. Broncos 1.59 3.38 Arrow_up 4
Others Receiving Votes: Utah State Aggies | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Northwestern Wildcats | San Jose St. Spartans | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | USC Trojans | Arizona Wildcats | Washington Huskies | Central Florida Knights | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Baylor Bears | TCU Horned Frogs | Wisconsin Badgers | Cincinnati Bearcats | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Toledo Rockets | Fresno St. Bulldogs | San Diego St. Aztecs | Michigan St. Spartans | Vanderbilt Commodores | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Nov 20, 2012 7:31 AM PST

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