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The Legends Poll Top 25: College Football Week 13

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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.

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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

Alabama (7)

11-1

414

2

2

Notre Dame (10)

12-0

413

1

3

Georgia

11-1

394

3

4

Oregon

11-1

371

4

5

Florida

11-1

356

8

6

LSU

10-2

325

6

7

Kansas State

10-1

323

5

8

Texas A&M

10-2

317

9

9

Stanford

10-2

293

11

10

South Carolina

10-2

277

12

11

Oklahoma

9-2

243

14

12

Florida State

10-2

231

7

13

Nebraska

10-2

220

15

14

Clemson

10-2

211

10

15

UCLA

9-3

183

13

16

Oregon State

8-3

154

16

17

Louisville

9-2

100

17

18

Oklahoma State

7-4

98

21

19

Boise State

9-2

88

22

20

Michigan

8-4

75

20

21

TCU

7-4

67

-

22

Utah State

10-2

54

25

23

Northern Illinois

11-1

54

-

24

Kent State

11-1

43

-

25

Vanderbilt

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.