Texas A&M 10th in AP Poll; 8th in Coaches' Poll

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Notre Dame is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football rankings with nothing left to do but wait to find out who its opponent in the national championship game will be.

Toward the bottom of the rankings, there was plenty of movement. Ten Top 25 teams lost this weekend, the most since Oct. 11, 2003.

No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia, both easy winners in rivalry games Saturday, held their spots in the rankings and will play for the SEC title in Atlanta next weekend.

Ohio State remained No. 4 after completing its perfect season with a victory against Michigan. The Buckeyes (12-0) are banned from the postseason because of NCAA sanctions.

Florida moved up a spot to No. 5 after beating Florida State.

Four teams from BCS non-automatic qualifying leagues are ranked. No. 18 Kent State and No. 19 Northern Illinois will play for the Mid-American Conference title Friday. No. 20 Utah State wrapped up its season as Western Athletic Conference champ.

No. 25 Boise State will play for a share of the Mountain West title against Nevada on Saturday.

The Big East had two teams fall out of the rankings, Rutgers and Louisville. The Scarlet Knights and Cardinals will play Thursday night with the Big East title and BCS bid on the line.

Boise State and No. 22 Northwestern moved back into the rankings.

AP Top 25

1.Notre Dame (60)
2.Alabama
3.Georgia
4.Ohio St.
5.Florida
6.Oregon
7.Kansas St.
8.Stanford
9.LSU
10.Texas A&M
11.South Carolina
12.Oklahoma
13.Florida St.
14.Nebraska
15.Clemson
16.Oregon St.
17.UCLA
18.Kent St.
19.Northern Illinois
20.Utah St.
21.Michigan
22.Northwestern
23.Texas
24.Oklahoma St.
25.Boise St.

USA Today Ranking
Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Notre Dame (56) 12-0 1469 1
2. Alabama (2) 11-1 1398 2
3. Georgia (1) 11-1 1341 3
4. Oregon 11-1 1277 4
5. Florida 11-1 1265 6
6. LSU 10-2 1124 7
7. Kansas St. 10-1 1114 8
8. Texas A&M 10-2 1076 10
9. Stanford 10-2 1008 11
10. South Carolina 10-2 972 12
11. Oklahoma 9-2 878 13
12. Florida St. 10-2 829 5
13. Nebraska 10-2 765 14
14. Clemson 10-2 720 9
15. Boise St. 9-2 479 22
16. UCLA 9-3 445 16
17. Oregon St. 8-3 410 17
18. Northern Illinois 11-1 377 23
19. Kent St. 11-1 337 25
20. Northwestern 9-3 314 NR
21. Texas 8-3 312 15
22. Utah St. 10-2 264 NR
23. Louisville 9-2 184 18
24. Michigan 8-4 158 20
25. Rutgers 9-2 152 19
Others Receiving Votes:

Oklahoma St. 129,
San Jose St. 105,
Vanderbilt 94,
Fresno St. 39,
TCU 34,
San Diego St. 28,
Cincinnati 17,
Arkansas St. 13,
Arizona St. 13,
Mississippi St. 11,
Middle Tenn. St. 7,
UCF 5,
Louisiana Tech 5,
Arizona 3,
Toledo 2,
Baylor 1,
USC 1



 
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