College Football Rankings 2012: Rutgers earns top-20 spot in BlogPoll

Andrew Burton

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights received a top-20 ranking in this week's installment of BlogPoll.

Fresh off a 10-3 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights received a top-20 ranking in this week's installment of SB Nation's BlogPoll. The BlogPoll is compiled by tabulating the Top 25 rankings according to all of the college football-centric sites in the SB Nation network, in addition to contributions from sites outside the network.

The highest vote Rutgers received this week was No. 15 overall. Two sites ranked the Scarlet Knights at No. 15; one came from the Purdue Boilermakers blog, Hammer and Rails, while the other vote came from Nebraska Cornhuskers blog, Corn Nation. Rutgers also received several votes at No. 17 overall and one vote at No. 18. The majority of the voters placed Rutgers in the range from No. 19-21 overall.

You can see the voters' ballots by clicking here.

In terms of the Top 25, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish came in at No. 1 overall (receiving 63 first place votes), while the Alabama Crimson Tide finished in second and the Oregon Ducks in third.

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 10:31 AM EST

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