College football rankings 2012: Rutgers ranked No. 18 in SB Nation BlogPoll

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Saturday's victory over Temple helped Rutgers move up in the latest SB Nation BlogPoll, released Tuesday.

The latest SB Nation college football BlogPoll was released Tuesday, and Saturday's 35-10 victory over the Temple Owls helped the Rutgers Scarlet Knights move up a spot. According to the voters, the Scarlet Knights (7-0) are the No. 18th-best team in the country. Last week, Rutgers was ranked 19th.

The Scarlet Knights are slotted slightly below the No. 16 Louisville Cardinals, who actually dropped a spot after edging the South Florida Bulls, 27-25, on Saturday. Rutgers and Louisville are the only other two Big East Conference schools ranked in the top 25, as the Cincinnati Bearcats dropped out of the poll after a 29-23 loss to the Toldeo Rockets.

Overall, the Alabama Crimson Tide remain the top-ranked team while the Florida Gators moved up to No. 2. The Oregon Ducks, Kasnas St. Wildcats and Notre Dame Fighting Irish rounded out the top 5.

The rest of the SB Nation BlogPoll can be seen below. A complete breakdown of the poll can be found here.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 8

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (55) 24.41 1.05 --
2 Florida Gators (16) 23.19 1.37 Arrow_up 1
3 Oregon Ducks (2) 23.00 1.22 Arrow_down -1
4 Kansas St. Wildcats (4) 22.61 1.75 --
5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 20.92 1.53 --
6 LSU Tigers 18.62 2.12 --
7 Oregon St. Beavers 18.15 2.70 Arrow_up 1
8 Oklahoma Sooners 17.48 2.95 Arrow_up 1
9 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 15.34 5.12 Arrow_up 1
10 USC Trojans 15.03 3.38 Arrow_up 2
11 Florida St. Seminoles 14.51 3.40 --
12 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 12.51 3.22 Arrow_up 2
13 Texas Tech Red Raiders 11.24 3.98 Arrow_up 5
14 Clemson Tigers 11.09 3.54 Arrow_up 2
15 Georgia Bulldogs 10.97 3.84 Arrow_down -2
16 Louisville Cardinals 10.35 3.72 Arrow_down -1
17 South Carolina Gamecocks 9.97 3.72 Arrow_down -10
18 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 9.20 3.72 Arrow_up 1
19 Stanford Cardinal 7.19 4.02 Arrow_up 3
20 Ohio Bobcats 5.10 4.31 Arrow_up 3
21 Texas A&M Aggies 4.70 3.95 Arrow_down -1
22 Michigan Wolverines 4.15 3.18 Arrow_up 3
23 Boise St. Broncos 4.09 3.58 Arrow_up 3
24 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 1.82 2.56 Arrow_up 5
25 West Virginia Mountaineers 1.54 2.42 Arrow_down -8
Others Receiving Votes: Texas Longhorns | Wisconsin Badgers | Toledo Rockets | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Northern Illinois Huskies | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Duke Blue Devils | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Cincinnati Bearcats | TCU Horned Frogs | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | North Carolina Tar Heels | Arizona Wildcats | UCLA Bruins | Michigan St. Spartans | Nevada Wolf Pack | ULM Warhawks | N.C. State Wolfpack | Kent St. Golden Flashes | Northwestern Wildcats | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Oct 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT

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