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Bleacher Report's Top 25 College Football Poll: Week 11

David MayerCorrespondent INovember 13, 2011

Bleacher Report's Top 25 College Football Poll: Week 11

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    After much debate the last few weeks, the answer to who is the best team in the Pac-12 was finally answered as Oregon pounded Stanford, 53-30.

    Although it was the biggest game of the weekend it wasn't the only good one.

    Kansas State continued to prove that they are legit, winning in the season's first four-overtime game and Oklahom State proved they probably have the best offense in the country.

    Here is the latest Bleacher Report top 25 voted on by 20 B/R writers.

    (Special thanks to the voters who make this article happen: Amy Daughters, John Rozum, Brian Jones, Carl Stine, David Luther, Ian Berg, Jeremy Hillman, Joe Penkala, Joel Greer, Johnathan Cace, Kevin McGuire, Patrick Runge, Lafe Peavler, Michael Taglienti, Rich Thomaselli, Ryan Teeples, Jonathan Woo, Timothy Bielik and Matt Shetler.)

Others Receiving Votes

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    Texas: 22

    Cincinnati: 17

    Virginia: 15

    SMU: 14

    Auburn: 14

    Florida State: 12

    Arizona State: 10

    Notre Dame: 10

    Ohio State: 2

    Northern Illinois: 2

    BYU: 1

No. 25: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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    Total Points: 37

    Record: 7-3 (4-3 ACC)

    Last Game: Nov. 10 lost to Virginia Tech, 26-37

    Next Game: Nov. 19 at Duke

    Previous Ranking: 20

    Notes: Tevin Washington ran for 77 yards and three touchdowns but Georgia Tech still lost 26-37 Thursday night against Virginia Tech.

    The Yellow Jackets ran for 243 yards in the loss.

No. 24: West Virginia Mountaineers

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    Total Points: 45

    Record: 7-3 (3-2 Big East)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Cincinnati, 24-21

    Next Game: Nov. 25 vs Pittsburgh

    Previous Ranking: N/R

    Notes: Geno Smith threw for 372 yards and a touchdown as West Virginia upset Cincinnati 24-21 on Saturday.

    Tavon Austin led all receivers with nine catches for 126 yards for the Mountaineers.

No. 23: Baylor Bears

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    Total Points: 53

    Record: 6-3 (3-3 Big 12)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Kansas, 31-30 (OT)

    Next Game: Nov. 19 vs Oklahoma

    Previous Ranking: N/R

    Notes: Robert Griffin III threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns as Baylor stopped Kansas' two-point conversion in overtime to take a 31-30 victory.

    Kansas actually had a 24-3 lead going into the fourth quarter. Baylor scored 21 unanswered points to take the game into overtime.

No. 22: TCU Horned Frogs

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    Total Points: 86

    Record: 8-2 (5-0 MWC)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Boise State, 36-35

    Next Game: Nov. 19 vs Colorado State

    Previous Ranking: N/R

    Notes: Casey Pachall threw for 473 yards and five touchdowns as TCU upset Boise State 36-35 on Saturday.

    Josh Boyce was Pachall's primary receiver, catching five passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns.

    TCU out gained Boise State in total yards, 506 to 446.

No. 21: Southern Miss Golden Eagles

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    Total Points: 102

    Record: 9-1 (5-1 C-USA)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat UCF, 30-29

    Next Game: Nov. 17 at UAB

    Previous Ranking: 22

    Notes: Austin Davis threw for 364 yards and two touchdowns as Southern Miss narrowly beat UCF 30-29 on Saturday.

    UCF scored a touchdown with no time left and tried for the two point conversion to win, but Southern Miss deflected the pass to seal the victory.

No. 20: USC Trojans

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    Total Points: 109

    Record: 8-2 (5-2 Pac-12)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Washington, 40-17

    Next Game: Nov. 19 at Oregon

    Previous Ranking: 24

    Notes: Curtis McNeal ran for 148 yards and a touchdown on just 18 carries as USC beat Washington 40-17.

    Matt Barkley threw for 174 yards and a touchdown for the Trojans.

No. 19: Penn State Nittany Lions

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    Total Points: 124

    Record: 8-2 (5-1 Big Ten)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 lost to Nebraska, 14-17

    Next Game: Nov. 19 at Ohio State

    Previous Ranking: 11

    Notes: Nittany Lion running back Stephfon Green ran for 71 yards and two touchdowns but it wasn't enough as Nebraska beat Penn State 17-14.

    Penn State actually out gained Nebraska in total yards, 375 to 331, but couldn't overcome the 17-point deficit.

No. 18: Michigan Wolverines

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    Total Points: 131

    Record: 8-2 (4-2 Big Ten)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Illinois, 31-14

    Next Game: Nov. 19 vs Nebraska

    Previous Ranking: 23

    Notes: Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 192 yards and a touchdown as Michigan beat Illinois 31-14.

    Denard Robinson was relatively quiet, passing for only 92 yards, but did run for 30 yards and scored twice on the ground.

    Michigan held Illinois to just 214 total yards.

No. 17: Kansas State Wildcats

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    Total Points: 194

    Record: 8-2 (5-2 Big 12)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Texas A&M, 53-50 (4 OT)

    Next Game: Nov. 19 at Texas

    Previous Ranking: 19

    Notes: Collin Klein got his fifth rushing touchdown in the fourth overtime to beat Texas A&M on Saturday, 53-50.

    Klein ended the night with 281 yards passing and a touchdown while running for 103 yards.

    Chris Harper led all receivers with 134 yards and a touchdown for the Wildcats.

No. 16: Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    Total Points: 199

    Record: 8-2 (4-2 Big Ten)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Penn State, 17-14

    Next Game: Nov. 19 at Michigan

    Previous Ranking: 18

    Notes: Rex Burkhead ran for 121 yards and a touchdown as Nebraska beat Penn State 17-14.

    Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez threw for 143 yards and ran for another 56 yards in the win.

No. 15: Wisconsin Badgers

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    Total Points: 230

    Record: 8-2 (4-2 Big Ten)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Minnesota, 42-13

    Next Game: Nov. 19 at Illinois

    Previous Ranking: 14

    Notes: Russell Wilson threw for 178 yards and four touchdowns as Wisconsin manhandled Minnesota, 42-13.

    Montee Ball ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns as the Badgers gained 283 yards on the ground.

No. 14: South Carolina Gamecocks

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    Total Points: 250

    Record: 8-2 (6-2 SEC)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Florida, 17-12

    Next Game: Nov. 19 vs Citadel

    Previous Ranking: 16

    Notes: Brandon Wilds ran for 120 yards as South Carolina beat Florida 17-12 on Saturday.

    Quarterback Connor Shaw threw for 81 yards and ran for another 88 and two touchdowns as the Gamecocks racked up 215 yards rushing.

No. 13: Michigan State Spartans

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    Total Points: 255

    Record: 8-2 (5-1 Big Ten)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Iowa, 37-21

    Next Game: Nov. 19 vs Indiana

    Previous Ranking: 13

    Notes: Le'Veon Bell ran for 112 yards and a touchdown as Michigan State beat Iowa 37-21.

    Kirk Cousins threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns as the Spartans gained 443 total yards.

No. 12: Boise State Broncos

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    Total Points: 267

    Record: 8-1 (3-1 MWC)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 lost to TCU, 35-36

    Next Game: Nov. 19 at San Diego State

    Previous Ranking: 4

    Notes: Broncos kicker Dan Goodale missed a 39-yard field goal as time expired to give TCU an upset victory over Boise State 36-35.

    Kellen Moore threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns while D.J. Harper ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns for the Broncos.

No. 11: Georgia Bulldogs

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    Total Points: 271

    Record: 8-2 (6-1 SEC)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Auburn, 45-7

    Next Game: Nov. 19 vs Kentucky

    Previous Ranking: 15

    Notes: Aaron Murray threw for 224 yards and four touchdowns as Georgia ripped Auburn 45-7 on Saturday.

    Georgia completely shut down Auburn's offense, holding the Tigers to just 195 total yards while the Bulldogs gained 528 yards.

No. 10: Houston Cougars

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    Total Points: 299

    Record: 10-0 (6-0 C-USA)

    Last Game: Nov. 10 beat Tulane, 73-17

    Next Game: Nov. 19 vs SMU

    Previous Ranking: 11

    Notes: Case Keenum threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns as Houston destroyed Tulane 73-17 on Thursday night.

    Patrick Edwards caught all three Keenum touchdowns.

    Charles Sims did most of the damage for the Cougars, running for 207 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries.

No. 9: Stanford Cardinal

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    Total Points: 333

    Record: 9-1 (7-1 Pac-12)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 lost to Oregon, 30-53

    Next Game: Nov. 19 vs Cal

    Previous Ranking: 3

    Notes: Andrew Luck threw for 227 yards and three touchdowns but also threw two interceptions as Stanford couldn't keep up with the high powered offense of Oregon, losing 30-53.

    Griff Whalen caught nine passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.

No. 8: Virginia Tech Hokies

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    Total Points: 350

    Record: 9-1 (5-1 ACC)

    Last Game: Nov. 10 beat Georgia Tech, 37-26

    Next Game: Nov. 17 vs North Carolina

    Previous Ranking: 10

    Notes: Virginia Tech's quarterback Logan Thomas threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as the Hokies beat the Yellow Jackets 37-26 on Thursday night.

    David Wilson ran for 175 yards on just 20 carries as Virginia Tech ran for 267 yards.

No. 7: Clemson Tigers

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    Total Points: 352

    Record: 9-1 (6-1 ACC)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Wake Forest, 31-28

    Next Game: Nov. 19 at North Carolina State

    Previous Ranking: 9

    Notes: Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired as Clemson avoided an upset 31-28.

    Tajh Boyd threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns as Clemson racked up 522 total yards against the Demon Deacons.

No. 6: Arkansas Razorbacks

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    Total Points: 409

    Record: 9-1 (5-1 SEC)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Tennessee, 49-7

    Next Game: Nov. 19 vs Mississippi State

    Previous Ranking: 8

    Notes: Tyler Wilson threw for 224 yards and three touchdowns as Arkansas rolled to a 49-7 victory over Tennessee.

    Dennis Johnson ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries as Arkansas gained 495 total yards.

No. 5: Oklahoma Sooners

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    Total Points: 416

    Record: 8-1 (5-1 Big 12)

    Last Game: Nov. 5 beat Texas A&M, 41-25

    Next Game: Nov. 19 at Baylor

    Previous Ranking: 6

    Notes: Bye week.

No. 4: Oregon Ducks

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    Total Points: 438

    Record: 9-1 (7-0 Pac-12)

    Last Game: Nov. 12  defeated Stanford, 53-30

    Next Game: Nov. 19 vs USC

    Previous Ranking: 7

    Notes: LaMichael James ran for 146 yards and scored three touchdowns as Oregon whipped Stanford 53-30 on Saturday night.

    Oregon only had 387 total yards but took advantage of five Stanford turnovers.

    The Ducks had three long touchdowns of 40 yards or more.

No. 3: Alabama Crimson Tide

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    Total Points: 453

    Record: 9-1 (6-1 SEC)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Mississippi State, 24-7

    Next Game: Nov. 19 vs Georgia Southern

    Previous Ranking: 5

    Notes: Running back Trent Richardson ran for 127 yards and a touchdown as the Crimson Tide beat the Bulldogs 24-7.

    Alabama's defense continued to dominate, holding Mississippi State to just 131 total yards.

No. 2: Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    Total Points: 479 (1)

    Record: 10-0 (7-0 Big 12)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Texas Tech, 66-6

    Next Game: Nov. 18 at Iowa State

    Previous Ranking: 2

    Notes: Brandon Weeden threw for 423 yards and five touchdowns as Oklahoma State destroyed Texas Tech 66-6.

    Justin Blackmon caught six passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns as the Cowboy's gained 637 total yards.

    Oklahoma State held the sixth best passing team in the country to just 169 passing yards.

No. 1: LSU Tigers

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    Total Points: 499 (19)

    Record: 10-0 (6-0 SEC)

    Last Game: Nov. 12 beat Western Kentucky, 42-9

    Next Game: Nov. 19 at Ole Miss

    Previous Ranking: 1

    Notes: LSU rushed for 291 yards as they beat Western Kentucky 42-9 on Saturday night.

    Alfred Blue led all rushers with 119 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries for the Tigers.

    LSU held Western Kentucky to just 226 total yards.

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