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AP College Football Poll 2012: Complete Week 8 Standings Released

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistOctober 14, 2012

Upsets, blowouts, goal-line stands and redemption were the name of the game for so many teams ranked in the AP Top 25 poll on Saturday. 

We are just eight weeks into the season, but there have been enough stories already to fill up all the books in the Game of Thrones series. 

The only thing that really felt like a letdown in Week 7 was Alabama blowing out Missouri, though that was entirely expected.

Trying to single out one game or team would be nearly impossible.

You had Notre Dame holding on to a perfect season by the slimmest of margins by stopping Stanford at the goal line in overtime. 

Kansas State got a terrific performance from Collin Klein to hold off an upset-minded Iowa State team in Ames.

Staying in the Big 12, Oklahoma made a statement in the annual Red River Rivalry game, putting up 63 points against what was supposed to be a good Texas team. 

Oh, by the way, Geno Smith and West Virginia laid an egg against Texas Tech, losing 49-14. This shouldn't come as a huge shock, as the Mountaineers always have one terrible game every year that all but ends their BCS title hopes. 

Moving to the Big Ten, Ohio State gave up 49 points to Indiana, including 15 in a 35-second span with under a minute left in the fourth quarter. 

Such an amazing, spectacular, unpredictable weekend of college football has changed the landscape of things moving forward. Here are the newest AP Top 25 rankings that reflect all the madness. 

WEEK 8 AP TOP 25 RANKINGS
 1. Alabama
 2. Oregon
 3. Florida
 4. Kansas State
 5. Notre Dame
 6. LSU
 7. Ohio State
 8. Oregon State
 9. South Carolina
 10. Oklahoma
 11. USC
 12. Florida State
 13. Georgia
 14. Clemson
 15. Mississippi State
 16. Louisville
 17. West Virginia
 18. Texas Tech
 19. Rutgers
 20. Texas A&M
 21. Cincinnati
 22. Stanford
 23. Michigan
 24. Boise State
 25. Ohio

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