College Football Rankings 2012: Rutgers drops out of BlogPoll's top 25

Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

After Saturday's 27-6 loss to Pitt, Rutgers fell out of the BlogPoll's top 25.

SB Nation's latest college football BlogPoll has been released, and for the first time in months the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are not ranked in the top 25. Rutgers (9-2) lost to the Pittsburgh Panthers, 27-6, last Saturday forcing a de facto Big East Conference championship game with the Louisville Cardinals on Thursday (7:30 p.m. on ESPN).

The Scarlet Knights did receive votes, but not enough to crack the top 25. Its highest ranking came from the blog Men of the Scarlet and Gray, which ranked Rutgers No. 18. The Scarlet Knights received several votes at No. 21, while a 24th and 25th rankings were also popular.

You can check out the voters' ballots here.

As for the rest of the top 25, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish remained the top-ranked team while the Alabama Crimson Tide, Oregon Ducks, Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators rounded out the top 5, respectively.

The biggest mover in the poll was the Northwestern Wildcats, who came in at No. 21, up seven sports, while the Texas Longhorns fell to No. 25, down seven spots.

The complete BlogPoll can be seen below.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 13

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (61) 25.13 2.92 --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (5) 23.66 2.56 --
3 Oregon Ducks 21.83 2.18 --
4 Georgia Bulldogs (1) 21.44 0.95 --
5 Florida Gators (1) 21.24 1.28 Arrow_up 1
6 Ohio St. Buckeyes (3) 19.70 6.12 Arrow_up 1
7 Kansas St. Wildcats 19.39 0.92 Arrow_down -2
8 Stanford Cardinal 17.69 0.12 Arrow_up 2
9 LSU Tigers 17.41 0.71 --
10 Texas A&M Aggies 17.16 1.02 Arrow_up 1
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 15.23 0.94 Arrow_up 3
12 Oklahoma Sooners 14.04 2.42 Arrow_up 1
13 Florida St. Seminoles 13.09 1.26 Arrow_down -5
14 Nebraska Cornhuskers 12.09 1.33 Arrow_up 2
15 Clemson Tigers 11.17 1.24 Arrow_down -3
16 Oregon St. Beavers 8.09 3.44 Arrow_up 1
17 UCLA Bruins 8.06 2.45 Arrow_down -2
18 Kent St. Golden Flashes 7.61 3.67 Arrow_up 5
19 Northern Illinois Huskies 6.83 3.76 Arrow_up 5
20 Utah State Aggies 4.74 2.58 Arrow_up 6
21 Northwestern Wildcats 3.66 2.88 Arrow_up 7
22 Michigan Wolverines 3.36 3.08 Arrow_down -1
23 Boise St. Broncos 3.13 3.24 Arrow_up 2
24 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 2.70 3.30 Arrow_down -2
25 Texas Longhorns 2.50 2.97 Arrow_down -7
Others Receiving Votes: San Jose St. Spartans | Louisville Cardinals | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Vanderbilt Commodores | TCU Horned Frogs | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Fresno St. Bulldogs | Ball St. Cardinals | San Diego St. Aztecs | Cincinnati Bearcats | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Central Florida Knights | USC Trojans | Arizona Wildcats | Washington Huskies | Toledo Rockets | Arizona St. Sun Devils | North Carolina Tar Heels | Arkansas St. Red Wolves | Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Updated: Nov 27, 2012 10:02 AM EST

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