The Legends Poll Top 25: College Football Week 13

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As voted on by 17 coaching legends

<p> As voted on by 17 coaching legends</p>

Notre Dame did its part. The Irish knocked off USC on Saturday and earned a spot in January's BCS championship game.

But even though Notre Dame finished the regular season unbeaten and even though it received more first place votes (10) than Alabama (7), Alabama edged out Notre Dame for the No. 1 spot in the Legends Poll.

"I put Alabama No. 1, I put Notre Dame No. 2," former Ohio State coach John Cooper said. "I just think if Alabama plays Notre Dame anywhere, Alabama would beat them and that’s the reason I put them No. 1."

In one of the closest votes in the eight year history of the Legends Poll, he difference between the two teams was one point in the rankings.

For the second straight week, Georgia came in at No. 3, followed by Oregon and Florida.

No. 6 LSU remained the highest ranked two-loss team, one spot in front of Kansas State.

Texas A&M, Stanford and South Carolina rounded out the top 10.

No. 12 Florida State fell out of the top 10 after a home loss to Florida, tumbling five spots in the rankings.

No. 14 Clemson dropped four spots after losing to its in-state SEC rival South Carolina.

No. 24 Kent State and No. 25 Vanderbilt -- two of the week's newcomers to the rankings -- made their first ever appearances in the Legends Poll top 25.

Texas, Rutgers, Mississippi State and Washington dropped out of the rankings.

To see the individual votes by coach, visit the Legends Poll.

THE LEGENDS POLL TOP 25

RK TEAM RECORD POINTS PV RK
1 AlabamaAlabama (7) 11-1 414 2
2 Notre DameNotre Dame (10) 12-0 413 1
3 GeorgiaGeorgia 11-1 394 3
4 OregonOregon 11-1 371 4
5 FloridaFlorida 11-1 356 8
6 LSULSU 10-2 325 6
7 Kansas StateKansas State 10-1 323 5
8 Texas A&MTexas A&M 10-2 317 9
9 StanfordStanford 10-2 293 11
10 South CarolinaSouth Carolina 10-2 277 12
11 OklahomaOklahoma 9-2 243 14
12 Florida StateFlorida State 10-2 231 7
13 NebraskaNebraska 10-2 220 15
14 ClemsonClemson 10-2 211 10
15 UCLAUCLA 9-3 183 13
16 Oregon StateOregon State 8-3 154 16
17 LouisvilleLouisville 9-2 100 17
18 Oklahoma StateOklahoma State 7-4 98 21
19 Boise StateBoise State 9-2 88 22
20 MichiganMichigan 8-4 75 20
21 TCUTCU 7-4 67 -
22 Utah StateUtah State 10-2 54 25
23 Northern IllinoisNorthern Illinois 11-1 54 -
24 Kent StateKent State 11-1 43 -
25 VanderbiltVanderbilt 8-4 42 -
 
Others Receiving Votes: Northwestern 37, Texas 34, Rutgers 27, USC 16, San Jose State 14, Mississippi State 9, North Carolina 7, Baylor 7, San Diego State 6, Connecticut 6, Cincinnati 5, Arizona State 4, Ole Miss 3, Louisiana Tech 3, Fresno State 1
 
Teams Dropped Out from Last Week's Poll: Texas, Rutgers, Mississippi State, Washington
 
* The Legends Poll voting process is exactly what the BCS is trying to create and Athlon will bring it to you as the de facto Selection Committee for fans to follow over the next two seasons, allowing you to see how the Selection Committee will operate from 2014 onward. You can see the entire Poll at www.legendschannel.com.
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