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College Football Rankings, Week 12: Kansas State up to No. 2 with Alabama's loss

Eyeing a spot in the National Championship Game, the Kansas State Wildcats topped TCU this week to stay unbeaten and moved up to No. 2 in this week's AP Poll.

Jamie Squire

The Kansas State Wildcats beat the TCU Horned Frogs Saturday to move to a perfect 10-0 on the year. Just as importantly for Kansas State, Texas A&M beat Alabama and as a result, the Wildcats are now No. 2 in this week's AP Poll.

As the number of unbeaten teams shrinks yet again, the Collin Klein and the Wildcats are looking more and more like a team that can play for the National Championship.

But in order for them to secure a bid and maybe even hit the No. 1 ranking by the end of the regular season, they have to keep winning. That task starts next week when they Wildcats visit Baylor.

For now, the Oregon Ducks take over No. 1, while the Crimson Tide fall to No. 4. Notre Dame is now No. 3.

The Aggies, meanwhile, enjoyed a six-spot bump this week with their huge win. They broke the top ten this week and are ranked ninth.

But while Texas A&M made a big jump, Louisville did just the opposite, falling nine spots to No. 20. The Cardinals were blown out by Syracuse this week.

The complete AP Poll can be found here.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Oregon (45) 10-0 1,485 2
2 Kansas State (14) 10-0 1,451 3
3 Notre Dame (1) 10-0 1,382 4
4 Alabama 9-1 1,259 1
5 Georgia 9-1 1,223 5
6 Ohio State 10-0 1,212 5
7 Florida 9-1 1,089 7
8 LSU 8-2 1,046 9
9 Texas A&M 8-2 1,031 15
10 Florida State 9-1 1,024 8
11 Clemson 9-1 907 10
12 South Carolina 8-2 848 12
13 Oklahoma 7-2 798 14
14 Stanford 8-2 766 16
15 Oregon State 7-2 556 13
16 Nebraska 8-2 549 18
17 UCLA 8-2 541 17
18 Texas 8-2 496 19
19 Louisiana Tech 9-1 374 19
20 Louisville 9-1 322 11
21 USC 7-3 297 21
22 Rutgers 8-1 179 24
23 Michigan 7-3 135 NR
23 Texas Tech 7-3 135 25
25 Kent State 9-1 93 NR