NCAA Football Rankings 2012: Texas climbs 9 spots in latest BlogPoll

Cooper Neill

The Texas Longhorns earned the respect of voters across the SB Nation network for their victory over Texas Tech last weekend. The Longhorns' nine-spot climb was the highest of any team in the poll.

Following their impressive 31-22 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders, the Texas Longhorns moved up nine spots to No. 20 in this week's SB Nation BlogPoll rankings.

The Longhorns' jump in the poll represented the largest out of any team during the week. Meanwhile, the Red Raiders, who were ranked No. 19 in last week's poll, fell seven spots and are now the top-ranked team in the "others receiving votes" section.

Elsewhere in the Big 12 Conference, the Kansas State Wildcats fell to No. 3, as the Oregon Ducks' impressive victory over the USC Trojans clearly swayed some voters. The Oklahoma Sooners are the league's only other ranked team, holding steady at No. 14. The TCU Horned Frogs, Oklahoma State Cowboys and West Virginia Mountaineers join Texas Tech as honorable mentions.

Here are the complete rankings:

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Results for Week 10

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (74) 24.88 0.36 --
2 Oregon Ducks (2) 23.46 0.78 Arrow_up 1
3 Kansas St. Wildcats (5) 23.27 0.82 Arrow_down -1
4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 22.08 0.91 --
5 Georgia Bulldogs 18.98 2.27 Arrow_up 1
6 Florida Gators 18.86 1.70 Arrow_up 1
7 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 17.72 6.03 Arrow_up 1
8 Florida St. Seminoles 17.51 2.63 Arrow_up 1
9 LSU Tigers 17.11 3.17 Arrow_down -4
10 Clemson Tigers 14.76 2.64 --
11 Louisville Cardinals 14.58 3.98 Arrow_up 1
12 South Carolina Gamecocks 13.57 2.59 Arrow_down -1
13 Oregon St. Beavers 13.54 3.13 --
14 Oklahoma Sooners 12.96 2.74 --
15 Texas A&M Aggies 11.98 3.13 Arrow_up 1
16 Stanford Cardinal 10.61 2.91 Arrow_down -1
17 Nebraska Cornhuskers 7.37 2.87 Arrow_up 4
18 UCLA Bruins 6.82 3.36 Arrow_up 7
19 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 5.80 3.69 Arrow_up 3
20 Texas Longhorns 5.64 3.21 Arrow_up 9
21 USC Trojans 4.41 3.47 Arrow_down -3
22 Toledo Rockets 2.94 2.64 Arrow_up 4
23 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 2.84 2.60 Arrow_down -6
24 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 2.20 2.48 Arrow_up 7
25 Northwestern Wildcats 2.11 2.73 Arrow_up 7
Others Receiving Votes: Texas Tech Red Raiders | Kent St. Golden Flashes | Northern Illinois Huskies | TCU Horned Frogs | Boise St. Broncos | Ohio Bobcats | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Utah State Aggies | Michigan Wolverines | Cincinnati Bearcats | West Virginia Mountaineers | Central Florida Knights | Penn St. Nittany Lions | North Carolina Tar Heels | BYU Cougars | San Diego St. Aztecs | San Jose St. Spartans | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Arizona Wildcats | Michigan St. Spartans | Fresno St. Bulldogs | UAB Blazers | Miami Hurricanes | Wisconsin Badgers | Washington Huskies
Updated: Nov 6, 2012 2:45 PM EST

Total Ballots: 83 | Votes by team | Ballots by voter

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