AP Top 25: Undefeated UCF jumps three spots and into a tie with LSU at No. 8

UCF had the spotlight in Week 12 with Cincinnati coming to town and the Knights didn't disappoint with a 38-13 rout of the Bearcats. And now, Associated Press Top 25 voters are responding in kind. UCF rose three spots to tie for No. 8 with LSU. It's the highest ranking for UCF this season as it rides a 23-game winning streak dating back to last season. 

Though Ohio State was able to squeak out yet another close victory, a 52-51 overtime thriller at Maryland, the Buckeyes fell one spot to No. 10 with Michigan looming in Week 13. 

Elsewhere, West Virginia fell out of the top 10 after losing 45-41 at Oklahoma State while Syracuse fell seven spots after getting boatraced by Notre Dame 36-3. However, No. 23 Army is ranked in the AP Top 25 for the first time in 22 years. Pitt also checks in at No. 24 and will play Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.

Here's how the entire AP Top 25 looks. 

RankSchoolRecordPointsPrevious
1Alabama (61)11-01,5251
2Clemson11-01,4552
3Notre Dame11-01,4123
4Michigan10-11,3274
5Georgia10-11,2885
6Oklahoma10-11,1826
7Washington State10-11,1498
8UCF10-01,06411
8LSU9-21,06410
10Ohio State10-11,0199
11Texas8-385613
12West Virginia8-28227
13Florida8-370715
14Utah State10-166714
15Penn State8-365916
16Washington8-363117
17Kentucky8-350820
18Utah8-349121
19Syracuse8-342712
20Northwestern7-430724
21Boise State9-228723
22Mississippi State7-426025
23Army9-2176NR
24Pittsburgh7-4129NR
25Iowa State6-412318

Others receiving votes: Fresno St. 100, NC State 45, Cincinnati 43, Missouri 34, Texas A&M 29, Auburn 11, Stanford 8, Iowa 8, UAB 5, Houston 3, Wisconsin 2, Buffalo 1, Troy 1.

CBS Sports Writer

Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

Our Latest Stories