NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Notre Dame is now the new No. 1 team in The Associated Press college football poll after Oregon and Kansas State suffered shocking defeats on Saturday night.
Notre Dame (11-0), who remained undefeated with a comfortable 38-0 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday, moved to the top of the AP ranking for the first time since Nov. 14, 1993.
The Fighting Irish were a unanimous No. 1, receiving all 60 first-place votes for a total of 1,500 points from a nationwide media panel.
Meanwhile, Alabama, a week after dropping to No. 4 after losing to Texas A&M, moved up to No. 2 in the rankings, taking full advantage of the defeats suffered by Oregon and Kansas State.
Georgia also took advantage of the big upsets – moving up two spots to third. Ohio State – also undefeated on the season is up to fourth.
The Oregon Ducks, which fell in overtime to Stanford dropped from No. 1 to No. 5 after and is followed by Florida, Kansas State, who were shocked by a 52-24 scoreline by Baylor.
LSU, Texas A&M and Florida State complete the top ten.
Stanford, Clemson, South Carolina, Oklahoma, UCLA, Oregon State, Nebraska, Texas, Louisville and Michigan round out the second ten.
Many are backing Notre Dame and defending champions Alabama to win the rest of their games and setup a showdown for the BCS Championship title.