NFP Top 25

Dave Miller
October 7, 2012

Week 6 of the 2012 college football season is in the books, and it was yet another memorable weekend.

South Carolina dominated SEC East rival Georgia, Florida outmuscled LSU at The Swamp and Notre Dame remained unbeaten.

With the rankings shaken up, let’s take a look at how the National Football Post stacks up the Top 25 heading into the seventh week of the season.

2012 record in parentheses and last week’s ranking in brackets.

1. Alabama (5-0) [1]
The Crimson Tide enjoyed a bye this weekend and will play at Missouri next Saturday.

2. Oregon (6-0) [3]
Colt Lyerla caught three passes for 71 yards, including touchdowns of 10 and 13 yards, as the Ducks rolled over Washington 52-21.

3. South Carolina (6-0) [4]
The Gamecocks held Georgia to 224 total yards in a 35-7 laugher.

4. Kansas State (5-0) [7]
John Hubert finished with 101 yards and four rushing touchdowns in a 56-16 win over Kansas.

Andrew Buie
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Andrew Buie

US PRESSWIREAgainst Texas, Andrew Buie showed that the Mountaineers can get it done on the ground as well.

5. West Virginia (5-0) [8]
Andrew Buie ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns as the Mountaineers beat Texas 48-45 in Austin.

6. Florida (5-0) [11]
Mike Gillislee ran for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns as the Gators beat LSU 14-6.

7. Notre Dame (5-0) [10]
Cierre Wood and George Atkinson III gave the Fighting Irish their first 100-yard rushing duo in a decade in a 41-3 victory over Miami (FL).

8. Ohio State (6-0) [13]
Corey Brown returned a punt 76 yards for a score and Bradley Roby brought back an interception 41 yards as the Buckeyes romped over Nebraska 63-38.

9. LSU (5-1) [2]
The Tigers suffered their first regular-season loss in 19 games as they fell to Florida 14-6.

10. Florida State (5-1) [6]
The Seminoles failed to start 6-0, something they haven’t done since their national title-winning season in 1999, as they fell to N.C. State 17-16.

11. Oklahoma (3-1) [15]
The Sooners outscored Texas Tech 34-6 in the second and third quarters to cruise to a 41-20 win.

12. Oregon State (4-0) [17]
The Beavers surpassed their win total for the 2011 season and are 4-0 for the first time since 2002 after beating Washington State 19-6.


13. Georgia (5-1) [5]
The Bulldogs’ freshman backfield of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall was held to 76 total yards in a blowout loss to South Carolina.

14. Clemson (5-1) [14]
DeAndre Hopkins had 173 receiving yards as the Tigers beat Georgia Tech 47-31.

15. USC (4-1) [16]
Matt Barkley led the Trojans to 28 straight points, passing for 303 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-28 victory over Utah.

Josh Nunes
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Josh Nunes

US PRESSWIREJosh Nunes grew up this weekend in Stanford's comeback win over Arizona.

16. Stanford (4-1) [18]
Josh Nunes threw for a career-high 360 yards and two touchdowns and ran for three more scores, rallying the Cardinal from a two-touchdown deficit to beat Arizona 54-48 in overtime.

17. Texas (4-1) [9]
Texas fell to 2-7 at home in conference games since 2010 and lost its seventh in a row to ranked opponents in a 48-45 setback to West Virginia.

18. Louisville (5-0) [19]
The Cardinals were off this past weekend and will play at Pittsburgh next Saturday.

19. Rutgers (5-0) [21]
Jawan Jamison ran for 110 yards as the Scarlet Knights beat UConn 19-3.

20. Cincinnati (4-0) [23]
Camerron Cheatham returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown as the Bearcats beat Miami (OH) 52-14.

21. Ohio (6-0) [24]
Ryan Boykin ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Daz’mond Patterson’s 100-yard kickoff return helped the Bobcats erase an early 14-0 deficit in a 38-31 victory over Buffalo.

22. Louisiana Tech (5-0) [25]
Kenneth Dixon rushed for 102 yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries as the Bulldogs earned a 58-31 win over UNLV.

23. Mississippi State (5-0) [NR]
Tyler Russell passed for two touchdowns and the Bulldogs held Kentucky to just 228 yards of offense in a 27-14 victory.

24. Texas A&M (4-1) [NR]
Johnny Manziel threw for 191 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 129 yards and another score, and the Aggies rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Ole Miss 30-27.

25. Boise State (4-1) [NR]
Joe Southwick threw for three touchdowns and the Broncos took advantage of five turnovers to beat Southern Mississippi 40-14.

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