College football rankings: Week 12, 2018

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 12 have been released. Alabama remains the top-ranked team, while Boise State and Cincinnati made big leaps in the polls.

The Boise State Broncos, who defeated then No. 23 Fresno State 24-17, moved into the AP Poll at No. 23 and into the Coaches Poll at No. 24.

Cincinnati, who beat USF 35-23, surged six spots to No. 19 in the AP Poll and three spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 20. That sets up a big American matchup this weekend at No. 11 UCF.

Utah (21), Boise State (23), and Northwestern (24) all moved into the AP Poll this week. Teams that dropped out of the AP Poll include Fresno State (16), NC State (22), and Michigan State (24).

Boise State (24) and UAB (25) moved into the Coaches Poll while Fresno State (17) and NC State (22) fell out.

The North Dakota State Bison remain on top of the FCS Coaches Poll for Week 12. The Bison are followed by (2)Kennesaw State, (3) Eastern Washington, (4) Weber State, and (5) South Dakota State.

Below are the complete polls for Week 12 of the 2018 season:

AP Poll – Week 12

1. Alabama (61)
2. Clemson
3. Notre Dame
4. Michigan
5. Georgia
6. Oklahoma
7. West Virginia
8. Washington State
9. Ohio State
10. LSU
11. UCF
12. Syracuse
13. Texas
14. Utah State
15. Florida
16. Penn State
17. Washington
18. Iowa State
19. Cincinnati
20. Kentucky
21. Utah
22. Boston College
23. Boise State
24. Northwestern
25. Mississippi State

Dropped from rankings: Fresno State 16, NC State 22, Michigan State 24

Others receiving votes: Army 128, UAB 78, Fresno State 61, Michigan State 31, NC State 30, Buffalo 29, Pittsburgh 28, Duke 20, Texas A&M 16, Iowa 8, Arizona State 6, Stanford 3, Auburn 3, Troy 1

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 12

1. Alabama (64)
2. Clemson (1)
3. Notre Dame
4. Michigan
5. Georgia
6. Oklahoma
7. West Virginia
8. Ohio State
9. Washington State
10. LSU
11. UCF
12. Syracuse
13. Utah State
14. Texas
15. Penn State
16. Florida
17. Washington
18. Iowa State
19. Utah
20. Cincinnati
21. Kentucky
22. Boston College
23. Mississippi State
24. Boise State
25. UAB

Dropped from rankings: Fresno State 17, NC State 22

Others receiving votes: Northwestern 87, Fresno State 64, Army 58, Buffalo 56, Virginia 44, Duke 38, NC State 37, Pittsburgh 30, Texas A&M 29, Michigan State 20, Auburn 19, Troy 17, Appalachian State 14, Missouri 13, San Diego State 10, Wisconsin 7, Arizona State 2, Tennessee 1

FCS Coaches Poll – Week 12

1. North Dakota State (26)
2. Kennesaw State
3. Eastern Washington
4. Weber State
5. South Dakota State
6. Colgate
7. Jacksonville State
8. James Madison
9. Princeton
10. Stony Brook
11. UC Davis
12. Elon
13. North Carolina A&T
14. Wofford
15. Nicholls
16. Towson
17. East Tennessee State
18. Delaware
19. Maine
20. Dartmouth
21. McNeese
22. San Diego
23. Southeast Missouri State
24. Indiana State
25. North Dakota

Dropped Out: Illinois State (22), Northern Iowa (24), Idaho State (25)

Others Receiving Votes: UIW, 22, Idaho State, 12, Montana State, 11, Illinois State, 10, Alcorn State, 9, Monmouth (N. J. ), 9, Furman, 6, Montana, 6, Rhode Island, 4, Chattanooga, 3, Northern Iowa, 3, Western Illinois, 2, Duquesne, 1

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