College football rankings, Week 12: Auburn at No. 7 in AP, No. 9 in coaches' and Harris

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The Tigers are firmly a top-10 team.

Auburn moved up one spot to No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll and held steady at No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25  and No. 9 in the Harris Poll for Week 12. The Tigers' latest showing in the college football rankings comes after a 55-23 win at Tennessee.

Oregon, which lost Thursday night to Stanford, dropped from No. 2 in all three polls to No. 6 in the AP and Harris, and No. 7 in the coaches' rankings. The Cardinal moved up from No. 6 to No. 5 in all three. Baylor, after a dominating win over then-No. 10 Oklahoma, is closing in on Ohio State in the polls. The Bears moved up to No. 4, 69 points behind the Buckeyes in the Harris, 25 points behind in the coaches' poll and seven points behind in the AP rankings.

Georgia, Auburn's Week 12 opponent, returned to the rankings. The Bulldogs are 25th in the AP and Harris, and just on the outside of the coaches' poll.

USA Today Coaches' Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Alabama
Crimson Tide
9-0 1546 58 1 1/1
2 Florida State
Seminoles
9-0 1485 4 3 1 2/12
3 Ohio State
Buckeyes
9-0 1401 0 4 1 2/4
4 Baylor
Bears
8-0 1376 0 5 1 4/NR
5 Stanford
Cardinal
8-1 1307 0 6 1 4/13
6 Clemson
Tigers
8-1 1164 0 7 1 4/10
7 Oregon
Ducks
8-1 1162 0 2 5 2/7
8 Missouri
Tigers
9-1 1083 0 9 1 7/NR
9 Auburn
Tigers
9-1 1069 0 10 1 9/NR
10 Oklahoma State
Cowboys
8-1 965 0 11 1 10/20
11 Texas A&M
Aggies
8-2 898 0 13 2 6/15
12 South Carolina
Gamecocks
7-2 830 0 15 3 6/20
13 Louisville
Cardinals
8-1 653 0 16 3 6/17
14 Fresno State
Bulldogs
9-0 646 0 17 3 14/NR
15 UCLA
Bruins
7-2 641 0 18 3 10/21
16 Michigan State
Spartans
8-1 620 0 19 3 16/NR
17 Oklahoma
Sooners
7-2 510 0 8 9 8/18
18 LSU
Tigers
7-3 476 0 12 6 6/18
19 Central Florida
Knights
7-1 468 0 21 2 19/NR
20 Wisconsin
Badgers
7-2 460 0 22 2 18/NR
21 Northern Illinois
Huskies
9-0 445 0 20 1 20/NR
22 Arizona State
Sun Devils
7-2 262 0 24 2 22/NR
23 Miami
Hurricanes
7-2 228 0 14 9 6/NR
24 Texas
Longhorns
7-2 176 0 NR 15/NR
25 Minnesota
Golden Gophers
8-2 91 0 NR 25/NR

Harris Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (95) 9-0 2,625 1
2 Florida State 9-0 2,514 3
3 Ohio State 9-0 2,373 4
4 Baylor 8-0 2,304 5
5 Stanford 8-1 2,240 6
6 Oregon 8-1 1,968 2
7 Clemson 8-1 1,940 7
8 Missouri 9-1 1,855 8
9 Auburn 9-1 1,843 9
10 Texas A&M 8-2 1,582 12
11 Oklahoma State 8-1 1,545 14
12 South Carolina 7-2 1,417 15
13 Fresno State 9-0 1,124 17
14 Louisville 8-1 1,104 16
15 Michigan State 8-1 1,090 18
16 UCLA 7-2 1,026 19
17 LSU 7-3 919 11
18 Northern Illinois 9-0 825 20
19 Central Florida 7-1 791 21
20 Oklahoma 7-2 732 10
21 Wisconsin 7-2 674 22
22 Arizona State 7-2 475 24
23 Miami (FL) 7-2 457 13
24 Texas 7-2 247 NR
25 Georgia 6-3 102 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota 97, Nebraska 90, Mississippi 41, Duke 28, Ball State 23, Notre Dame 18, Virginia Tech 17, USC 16, Oregon State 6, Texas Tech 6, Houston 5, Kansas State 4, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Washington 1.

Associated Press Top 25

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (56) 9-0 1,472 1
2 Florida State (3) 9-0 1,418 3
3 Ohio State 9-0 1,310 4
4 Baylor 8-0 1,303 5
5 Stanford 8-1 1,272 6
6 Oregon 8-1 1,139 2
7 Auburn 9-1 1,109 7
8 Clemson 8-1 1,049 8
9 Missouri 9-1 1,012 9
10 Texas A&M 8-2 909 11
11 South Carolina 7-2 857 13
12 Oklahoma State 8-1 780 15
13 UCLA 7-2 669 16
14 Michigan State 8-1 633 18
15 UCF 7-1 596 19
16 Fresno State 9-0 588 17
17 Wisconsin 7-2 503 21
18 LSU 7-3 470 10
19 Louisville 8-1 467 20
20 Northern Illinois 9-0 396 22
21 Arizona State 7-2 362 23
22 Oklahoma 7-2 285 12
23 Texas 7-2 185 NR
24 Miami (FL) 7-2 121 14
25 Georgia 6-3 78 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Mississippi 68, Minnesota 60, Nebraska 16, Duke 11, USC 10, Washington 9, Ball State 7, Virginia Tech 5, Brigham Young 3, Notre Dame 2, Houston 1

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