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College football rankings: Alabama, Oregon, Kansas State, Notre Dame
Rankman's steadfast "Never play on Election Tuesday" rule came back to bite Toledo when the Rockets forfeited their poll position by joining Mitt Romney in the loss column. Toledo, located in swing-state Ohio, lost to Ball State. Otherwise, it was "throw the bums out" week, as several schools lost their rankings seats. It took a lot of sock-drawer sifting to find worthy replacements. We elected to recast Texas in a more favorable light after the Longhorns' defense held somebody to fewer than 55 points. And San Diego State was extended a Blazing Saddles' "laurel and hearty" welcome after the Aztecs stunned Boise State on the blue field.
November 8, 2012