NCAA Football Rankings 2012: Longhorns leap two spots to No. 18

Cooper Neill

Texas is headed up the SB Nation blogpoll after their shellacking of Big 12 opponent Iowa St. last weekend.

Amidst the tumult at the top of the rankings, the Texas Longhorns have climbed two spots to grab the No. 18 spot in the most recent SB Nation Blogpoll.

The Longhorns bounced up two spaces on the strength of their 33-7 demolition of the Iowa St. Cyclones on Saturday. They'll look to defend that ranking Thursday night when they host TCU at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

Following their upset 29-24 loss to the Texas A&M Aggies, the Alabama Crimson Tide tumbled to the No. 4 slot in the rankings from their top slot of a week before. Oregon, Kansas St. and Notre Dame all moved up one space apiece to claim the top three spots, respectively.

Other big droppers in the rankings included the Oregon St. Beavers, who fell three spots after a 27-23 loss to the Stanford Cardinal. The previously Louisville Cardinals plunged a whopping eight spots after the Syracuse Orange stunned Charlie Strong's squad 45-26 in the Carrier Dome.

Here is this week's full top 25:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 11

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Oregon Ducks (44) 24.86 2.82 Arrow_up 1
2 Kansas St. Wildcats (24) 24.56 2.79 Arrow_up 1
3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4) 23.15 2.52 Arrow_up 1
4 Alabama Crimson Tide (2) 21.81 2.20 Arrow_down -3
5 Georgia Bulldogs 19.67 0.33 --
6 Florida Gators 18.52 0.66 --
7 Florida St. Seminoles 17.86 0.36 Arrow_up 1
8 LSU Tigers 17.77 0.88 Arrow_up 1
9 Ohio St. Buckeyes 17.67 6.43 Arrow_down -2
10 Texas A&M Aggies 17.52 0.89 Arrow_up 5
11 Clemson Tigers 15.27 1.65 Arrow_down -1
12 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.16 1.33 --
13 Oklahoma Sooners 13.93 2.36 Arrow_up 1
14 Stanford Cardinal 13.03 1.46 Arrow_up 2
15 Nebraska Cornhuskers 9.29 2.14 Arrow_up 2
16 Oregon St. Beavers 8.78 3.53 Arrow_down -3
17 UCLA Bruins 8.58 2.38 Arrow_up 1
18 Texas Longhorns 7.74 2.97 Arrow_up 2
19 Louisville Cardinals 6.51 3.24 Arrow_down -8
20 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 6.25 3.65 Arrow_down -1
21 USC Trojans 5.49 3.18 --
22 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3.07 2.70 Arrow_up 2
23 Kent St. Golden Flashes 2.19 2.71 Arrow_up 4
24 Michigan Wolverines 2.19 2.12 Arrow_up 10
25 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 1.88 2.33 Arrow_up 7
Others Receiving Votes: Texas Tech Red Raiders | Northern Illinois Huskies | Wisconsin Badgers | Boise St. Broncos | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Utah State Aggies | Cincinnati Bearcats | Fresno St. Bulldogs | Central Florida Knights | Washington Huskies | San Jose St. Spartans | San Diego St. Aztecs | TCU Horned Frogs | Northwestern Wildcats | Arizona Wildcats | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Toledo Rockets | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Ohio Bobcats | UAB Blazers
Updated: Nov 13, 2012 6:00 AM PST


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