2012 College Football Rankings: Ohio State drops to No. 8 in BlogPoll Top 25

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Urban Meyer's Ohio State Buckeyes fell down two spots in the latest batch of BlogPoll Top 25 rankings.

Unable to take part in Saturday's Big Ten title game due to NCAA sanctions, the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes dropped down two spots to No. 8 overall in SB Nation's latest BlogPoll Top 25 rankings.

The Buckeyes were forced to watch a pair of teams they beat square off for the rights to the 2012 Big Ten Championship trophy over the weekend, and voters opted to place Urban Meyer's squad behind a number of other BCS-bound schools this week for that very reason.

While the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide remained steady atop the rankings at No.1 and No. 2, respectively, a significant amount of movement took place in the middle of the top 10 to knock the Buckeyes down to No. 8. Despite being one of only three teams to pick up two first-place votes, Ohio State still currently sits below a pair of two-loss schools in both Georgia and Stanford. Unlikely to garner much support from voters without having a chance to get on the field, the Buckeyes will need to hope for a number of key losses in order to gain ground in the final rankings after the bowl season:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 14

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (42) 24.59 0.88 --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11) 23.89 0.82 --
3 Oregon Ducks 21.43 1.88 --
4 Florida Gators (1) 21.20 1.95 Arrow_up 1
5 Kansas St. Wildcats 20.00 1.50 Arrow_up 2
6 Georgia Bulldogs 19.48 2.45 Arrow_down -2
7 Stanford Cardinal 18.38 2.27 Arrow_up 1
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes (2) 18.05 7.51 Arrow_down -2
9 LSU Tigers 17.05 2.14 --
10 Texas A&M Aggies 16.88 2.90 --
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.71 1.82 --
12 Oklahoma Sooners 14.36 2.43 --
13 Florida St. Seminoles 13.43 2.14 --
14 Clemson Tigers 11.82 1.39 Arrow_up 1
15 Oregon St. Beavers 9.82 3.19 Arrow_up 1
16 Northern Illinois Huskies 9.68 3.48 Arrow_up 3
17 UCLA Bruins 7.02 2.95 --
18 Utah State Aggies 6.66 3.10 Arrow_up 2
19 Boise St. Broncos 5.09 4.26 Arrow_up 4
20 Louisville Cardinals 4.84 3.31 Arrow_up 7
21 Northwestern Wildcats 4.25 3.42 --
22 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.00 3.82 Arrow_down -8
23 Michigan Wolverines 3.70 3.07 Arrow_down -1
24 San Jose St. Spartans 3.61 3.11 Arrow_up 2
25 Kent St. Golden Flashes 2.84 3.23 Arrow_down -7
Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin Badgers | Texas Longhorns | Vanderbilt Commodores | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Baylor Bears | Fresno St. Bulldogs | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Ball St. Cardinals | Arkansas St. Red Wolves | Cincinnati Bearcats | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | San Diego St. Aztecs | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Toledo Rockets | Arizona St. Sun Devils | TCU Horned Frogs | North Carolina Tar Heels | USC Trojans | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Arizona Wildcats | Central Florida Knights | West Virginia Mountaineers
Updated: Dec 4, 2012 9:30 AM EST

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