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BRING ON THE CATS TOP 25 POLL: Week 12

Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Utah all drop after losing at home; Houston plummets after its upset in Storrs; Oregon, Washington State and Ole Miss all move in; and LSU, Wisconsin and Memphis fall out entirely.

This was not a good look last week for the Houston Cougars, but they more than redeemed themselves today.
This was not a good look last week for the Houston Cougars, but they more than redeemed themselves today.
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DISCLAIMER: This poll does not reflect the results of games played Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.

Well, it finally happened. Clemson's continued dominance in a season in which no other team has displayed such (sorry, Iowa, but you know it's true) has resulted in a clean sweep of first-place votes, for a total possible 250 points.

Otherwise, it was a week of tumbling teams after Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and Utah all lost at home to fall six, five and four spots, respectively. None dropped worse than Houston's seven-place decrease after losing at UConn.

Standing by to benefit were the first three teams left out of last week's poll — Oregon, Washington State and Mississippi. The Pac-12 teams each rose five to make it a conference trifecta with Utah, while Ole Miss rose eight.

Say goodbye to LSU, Wisconsin and Memphis after each lost its third game of the season.

For this week's poll results, scroll down:

Bring On The Cats Top 25 Poll — Week 12

Rank AP CFP Team Record Points Delta
1 1 1 Clemson Tigers (10) 11-0 (8-0) 250
2 2 2 Alabama Crimson Tide 10-1 (6-1) 227 Arrow_up 2
3 5 3 Oklahoma Sooners 10-1 (7-1) 225 Arrow_up 3
4 3 4 Iowa Hawkeyes 11-0 (7-0) 220 Arrow_up 1
5 7 7 Baylor Bears 9-1 (6-1) 206 Arrow_up 3
6 6 5 Michigan State Spartans 10-1 (6-1) 199 Arrow_up 3
7 4 6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 10-1 197
8 8 8 Ohio State Buckeyes 10-1 (6-1) 176 Arrow_down 6
8 9 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys 10-1 (7-1) 176 Arrow_down 5
10 10 12 Florida Gators 10-1 (7-1) 146
11 16 15 Navy Midshipmen 9-1 (7-0) 138 Arrow_up 2
12 11 14 North Carolina Tar Heels 10-1 (7-0) 131 Arrow_up 2
13 13 9 Stanford Cardinal 9-2 (8-1) 119 Arrow_up 2
13 15 19 TCU Horned Frogs 9-2 (6-2) 119 Arrow_down 2
15 12 10 Michigan Wolverines 9-2 (6-1) 113 Arrow_up 1
16 14 13 Florida State Seminoles 9-2 (6-2) 96 Arrow_up 2
17 24 24 Toledo Rockets 9-1 (6-1) 78 Arrow_up 3
18 21 NR Houston Cougars 10-1 (6-1) 72 Arrow_down 7
19 17 16 Northwestern Wildcats 9-2 (5-2) 71 Arrow_up 3
20 19 18 Ole Miss Rebels 8-3 (5-2) 47 Arrow_up 8
21 18 17 Oregon Ducks 8-3 (6-2) 43 Arrow_up 5
22 20 20 Washington State Cougars 8-3 (6-2) 41 Arrow_up 5
23 26 23 Utah Utes 8-3 (5-3) 34 Arrow_down 4
24 25 25 Temple Owls 9-2 (6-1) 32 Arrow_up 1
25 22 22 UCLA Bruins 8-3 (5-3) 28 Arrow_down 1
Dropouts: LSU Tigers, Wisconsin Badgers, Memphis Tigers
Others Receiving Votes: Western Kentucky 16, Mississippi State 15, Wisconsin 9, Memphis 8, Appalachian State 5, Marshall 3, Pittsburgh 3, LSU 2, McNeese State 2, USC 2, Jacksonville State 1

As always, your voters are myself, EMAW 4 Ever, Jon Morse, JT VanGilder, Luke Thompson, nugget1224, PurpleBrunette, wildcat00 and KSUEMAW!