Nov. 17, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o points to the sky as he jogs onto the field for his team's match up against the Wake Forest Deamon Deacons. [Photo Credit: US PRESSWIRE]

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Voted Unanimous No. 1 In AP Top 25 Poll


Thanks to upset losses by top-ranked Kansas State and No. 2 Oregon, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish find themselves at the top of the AP Top 25 poll. In fact, members of the media were unanimous in deciding that Notre Dame was the nation’s top team as the Fighting Irish were awarded all of the first place votes.

Kansas State fell to seven after losing to unranked Baylor, while Oregon fell back to fifth after the loss to Stanford.

With Notre Dame in the drivers seat, it will be up to the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs to fight it out in the SEC Championship to decide who will face off against the Fighting Irish in the BCS title game. Of course, each team has an obstacle next weekend, but they are strong favorites to earn the win.

Here is the complete AP Top 25 Poll:

AP Top 25
RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Notre Dame (60) 11-0 1500
2 Alabama 10-1 1399
3 Georgia 10-1 1316
4 Ohio State 11-0 1292
5 Oregon 10-1 1246
6 Florida 10-1 1171
7 Kansas State 10-1 1064
8 LSU 9-2 1048
9 Texas A&M 9-2 1028
10 Florida State 10-1 1026
11 Stanford 9-2 991
12 Clemson 10-1 874
13 South Carolina 9-2 795
14 Oklahoma 8-2 734
15 UCLA 9-2 624
16 Oregon State 8-2 599
17 Nebraska 9-2 559
18 Texas 8-2 498
19 Louisville 9-1 362
20 Michigan 8-3 282
21 Rutgers 9-1 265
22 Oklahoma State 7-3 240
23 Kent State 10-1 155
24 Northern Illinois 10-1 144
25 Mississippi State 8-3 82
25 Utah State 9-2 82
  • Dropped from rankings: Louisiana Tech 19, USC 21, Texas Tech 23
  • Others receiving votes: Boise State 20, Northwestern 20, Washington 20, Arizona 13, USC 12, Tulsa 10, San Jose State 8, Fresno State 7, Louisiana Tech 4, Wisconsin 4, San Diego State 2, TCU 1, Iowa State 1, Baylor 1, Vanderbilt 1

Are there any teams that stand out for their place in the rankings? Sound off in the comments section.

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