AP College Football Poll 2012: Complete Week 10 Standings Released

Alex KayCorrespondent IOctober 28, 2012

The college football standings, as we knew them, have been set ablaze by Saturday’s shocking results. A number of top teams in the AP poll were sent spiraling down the rankings, including two serious national championship contenders and a handful more of unbeatens.

Florida, No. 3 in the Week 9 poll, was booted out of the national title picture, plummeting to No. 8 following an ugly loss to Georgia in Jacksonville—the site of the annual “Cocktail Party” between the two heated rivals.

No. 13 Oregon State nosedived from its perch at No. 7 after the unranked Washington Huskies proved that the Beavers were much more bark than bite.

Speaking of the Pac-12 contenders, USC now has no shot at becoming a hopeful one-loss participant in the BCS championship. The No. 18 Trojans dropped from No. 10 after a surprising 39-36 defeat at the hands of then-unranked Arizona.

Oklahoma, ranked No. 8 in Week 9, had a puncher’s chance at a national championship, but blew it by being blown out late by the then-No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at home. The Sooners were subsequently dropped to No. 14 in this week’s AP poll and are left to pick up the pieces after that upset.

No. 13 Mississippi State was a surprise unbeaten going into the Week 9 matchups, but the Alabama Crimson Tide proved they were the class of the SEC with a 38-7 victory. The Tide will stay on top of every poll known to man, while the Bulldogs are slotted in at No. 17 in this edition of the AP rankings.

The Big East’s Cinderella, unbeaten Rutgers, dropped from No. 15 to unranked after losing to Kent State as a 13.5-point favorite. The Scarlet Knights were starting to garner some discussion in the national championship picture, but that is nothing more than a pipe dream now.

Ohio, another exciting but unrealistic unbeaten, finally had its hopes shattered by Miami (Ohio) and falls out of the rankings after an appearance at No. 23 in Week 9.

Week 10 promises to provide even more shakeup, as No. 1 Alabama takes on No. 5 LSU, Oklahoma State goes against No. 3 Kansas State, No. 16 Texas A&M matches up with No. 17 Mississippi State and No. 2 Oregon faces off with No. 18 USC.

With approximately a month left in the regular season, it’s now crunch time for a number of programs still left standing after Week 9’s epic conclusion. Here are the full Week 10 AP rankings, so take a look and figure out who you think has a chance to win it all in 2012.

Week 10 AP Standings 

No. 1 – Alabama

No. 2 – Oregon

No. 3 – Kansas State

No. 4 – Notre Dame

No. 5 – LSU

No. 6 – Ohio State

No. 7 – Georgia

No. 8 – Florida

No. 9 – Florida State

No. 10 – Clemson

No. 11 – South Carolina

No. 12 – Louisville

No. 13 – Oregon State

No. 14 – Oklahoma

No. 15 – Stanford

No. 16 – Texas A&M

No. 17 – Mississippi State

No. 18 – USC

No. 19 – Boise State

No. 20 – Texas Tech

No. 21 – Nebraska

No. 22 – Louisiana Tech

No. 23 – West Virginia

No. 24 – Arizona

No. 25 – UCLA


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