Oklahoma State and Notre Dame move up in AP poll

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Quarterback Mason Rudolph of the Oklahoma State Cowboys throws under pressure from linebacker Kane Seeley.(Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)
Quarterback Mason Rudolph of the Oklahoma State Cowboys throws under pressure from linebacker Kane Seeley.(Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

Oklahoma State and Notre Dame each moved up a spot in the Week 12 AP poll after four top-10 teams fell in Week 11.

The Cowboys moved from No. 5 to No. 4 while Notre Dame moved to No. 5. Iowa, which was No. 8 in last week's poll, moved up to No. 6.

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Oklahoma, which beat Baylor, is at No. 7 up from No. 12 a week ago, and Florida, Michigan State and Baylor round out the top 10. The top 3 of Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama remained unchanged from last week after all three teams won in Week 11.

Stanford, No. 7 in Week 11, fell to No. 15 after losing by two to Oregon. LSU dropped from No. 9 to No. 17 after losing to Arkansas and Utah's loss to Arizona dropped the Utes to No. 18 from No. 10. (Baylor was the fourth top-10 team to lose.)

The complete top 25 is below. Newcomers to the poll were USC, Oregon, Washington State and Ole Miss. The three new Pac-12 teams means the conference has five teams in the top 25 despite having little to no hope of making the College Football Playoff. Each Pac-12 team has two or more losses.

1. Clemson (LW: 1) [34 first place votes]
2. Ohio State (2) [2]
3. Alabama (3)
4. Oklahoma State (5)
5. Notre Dame (6)
6. Iowa (8)
7. Oklahoma (12)
8. Florida (11)
9. Michigan State (14)
10. Baylor (4)
11. TCU (13)
12. North Carolina (17}
13. Houston (16)
14. Michigan (15)
15. Stanford (7)
16. Florida State (19)
17. LSU (9)
18. Utah (10)
19. Navy (22)
20. Northwestern (24)
21. Wisconsin (21)
22. USC (NR)
23. Oregon (NR)
24. Washington State (NR)
25. Ole Miss (NR)























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