2012 College Football Rankings: Week 11 FanIQ Top 25

FanIQ Top 25: Not Much Changes Within Top 10

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FanIQ college football Top 25: Week 11
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1. Alabama Crimson Tide: 9-0 (no change)

Nick Saban and Co. never panicked, and A.J. McCarron — who struggled for much of the entire game — came up huge when it counted the most. Alabama went into Death Valley and showed why it's the best team in the nation.

2. Oregon Ducks: 9-0 (no change)

I really hope you bet the over on Oregon-USC. It was high scoring as we all presumed, but I don't think anyone saw 113 total points coming. Marcus Mariota got his wish by playing his first fourth quarter of the season (and compiling 400 yards in the process), while the Ducks forced Barkley into two costly interceptions.

3. Kansas State Wildcats: 9-0 (no change)

Collin Klein did, well, Klein-like things as the Wildcats outscored Oklahoma State. He wasn't statistically dominating, but led his offense to three red zone touchdowns and the defense did the rest.

4. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 9-0 (no change)

The polls don't like it, but fans will take Notre Dame's 3OT win over Pittsburgh. All seemed lost when Cierre Wood fumbled at the goal line in the second overtime, but somehow the Irish found a way to win and stay undefeated.

5. Georgia Bulldogs: 8-1 (LW: No. 7)

Aaron Murray got back on track by throwing for 384 yards and four touchdowns against Ole Miss, and the Bulldogs find themselves back into the top 5.

6. Florida State Seminoles: 9-1 (no change)

Florida State was idle last week and is preparing for a clash with the ailing Hokies.

7. Florida Gators: 8-1 (LW: No. 8)

Offensive woes continued in the 14-7 win over Missouri. Florida possesses one of the best defensive units in the country, but as we saw in its loss to Georgia, it will only take the Gators so far.

8. LSU Tigers: 7-2 (LW: No. 5)

They had them right where they wanted them, and they let them off the hook. "They are who we thought they were!" 

9. Ohio State Buckeyes: 10-0 (no change)

Yes, Ohio State is 10-0. The Buckeyes are back and it's just Urban Meyer's first year. Think that's scary? Wait until he gets some of his own recruits into the system. But you have to wonder: Would they beat any of the other top-10 teams?

10. Clemson Tigers: 8-1 (no change)

Clemson did everything it could to show the nation why Duke hasn't been bowl eligible for 18 years. So did Duke.

11. South Carolina Gamecocks: 7-2 (no change)

A bye week will better prepare the Gamecocks for a battle with Arkansas.

12. Texas A&M Aggies: 7-2 (LW: No. 13)

Johnny "Football" Manziel is really fun to watch. As a true freshman, he leads the SEC in total offensive yards. Look out Heisman Trophy, this guy will be after you for the next couple years.

13. Oklahoma Sooners: 6-2 (LW: No. 12)

Landry Jones stumbled out of the gates, got up, brushed himself off, and then went on to throw for 405 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Iowa State.

14. Stanford Cardinal: 7-2 (no change)

Stanford became the next team to beat that Colorado high school team by an undisclosed amount of points.

15. Louisville Cardinals: 9-0 (no change)

Teddy Bridgewater was outstanding in the Cardinals' 45-17 win against Temple, throwing for 324 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He is a sophomore.

16. Oregon State Beavers: 7-1 (LW: No. 17)

Putting Cody Vaz back under center paid off as the Beavers scored 36 en route to a 10-point win over Arizona State.

17. Nebraska Cornhuskers: 7-2 (LW: No. 21)

The Cornhuskers will represent the Big Ten Legends division in the conference championship if they can win out, which would include wins over Penn State, Minnesota, and Iowa.

18. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs: 8-1 (LW: No. 20)

It was another day, another dollar for the Bulldogs, who have scored at least 51 points in seven of their nine games.

19. UCLA Bruins: 7-2 (LW: unranked)

Remember that Arizona team that shocked the world and beat USC just over a week ago? Yeah, well, I don't know where it went, because UCLA smoked the new Wildcats, 66-10.

20. Texas Longhorns: 7-2 (LW: unranked)

Back from the depths of the unknown is Texas, which is coming off an impressive 31-22 win against Texas Tech on the road.

21. USC Trojans: 6-3 (LW: No. 16)

It's not like the Trojans didn't hang with Oregon — after being down 21-3 early, they could have packed their bags and taken the beating. But Matt Barkley and Co. kept it close by putting up 51 points off 615 yards. We may have a potential rematch on our hands for the conference championship.

22. Northern Illinois Huskies: (LW: No. 24)

Dual-threat quarterback Jordan Lynch combined for 348 yards and three touchdowns in just over two quarters of action in a 63-0 drubbing over winless Massachusetts.

23. Northwestern Wildcats: 7-2 (LW: unranked)

Northwestern still has a lot to prove and can do so with a win in Ann Arbor this weekend.

24. Toledo Rockets: 8-1 (LW: No. 25)

Coming off a bye, the Rockets are looking to improve to 6-0 in the MAC with a win over Ball State.

25. Mississippi State Bulldogs: 7-2 (LW: No. 19)

Well, we know what kind of team Mississippi State is now. It will beat the mediocre opponents but will struggle with those with more speed and offensive firepower.

Dropped from rankings: Boise State (17), Texas Tech (22), West Virginia (23).

Other receiving votes (in order): Texas Tech, Kent State, TCU, Rutgers, UCF, Oklahoma State, Utah State, San Diego State, Boise State, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Ohio, Washington, Fresno State.
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