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Week 12 AP Top 25/Coaches Poll: Houston in the Top 15

Houston survived a close game against Memphis and were rewarded with a Top 15 ranking in both the AP Top 25 and the Amway Coaches Poll.

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Here is your Week 12 AP Top 25 Poll and Amway Coaches Poll. There was a good deal of moment across both polls with an eventful Saturday in the world of college football. Clemson has officially taken over the top spot in both polls with Ohio State, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Iowa, Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan State and Baylor rounding our the top 10 of each poll. Baylor, LSU, Stanford and Utah all dropped following losses.

Our AAC twist this week begins with Houston. The Cougars outlasted Memphis Saturday night, even without Greg Ward Jr. for most of the game and have been rewarded, reaching No. 13 in the AP Top 25 and No. 14 in the Coaches Poll. Navy is ranked 19th in both polls after blowing out SMU. The Midshipmen have one loss on the season and it was against Notre Dame.

Memphis and Temple both dropped out of the top 25 in each poll. Memphis earned 35 votes in the AP Top 25 and 51 votes in the Amway. The Owls were beaten down by USF on Saturday and only received 13 votes in the AP Top 25 Poll. They received 17 in the Coaches Poll.

AP Coaches
1 Clemson (34) Clemson (28)
2 Ohio State (2) Ohio State (32)
3 Alabama (4) Alabama (4)
4 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State
5 Notre Dame Notre Dame
6 Iowa Iowa
7 Oklahoma Oklahoma
8 Florida Florida
9 Michigan State Michigan State
10 Baylor Baylor
12 North Carolina North Carolina
13 Houston Michigan
14 Michigan Houston
15 Stanford Stanford
16 Florida State Florida State
18 Utah Utah
19 Navy Navy
20 Northwestern Wisconsin
21 Wisconsin Northwestern
22 USC Oregon
23 Oregon Washington State
24 Washington State USC
25 Ole Miss Ole Miss (T-25)
25 Mississippi State (T-25)

Others receiving votes (AP Top 25): Toledo 39, Arkansas 35, Memphis 32, Mississippi St. 25, UCLA 18, Pittsburgh 15, Temple 13, Georgia 8, Texas A&M 8, Bowling Green 4, W. Kentucky 4, Air Force 1, Arkansas St. 1

Other receiving votes (Coaches): UCLA 57; Memphis 51; Georgia 35; Toledo 33; Arkansas 28; Texas A&M 25; Temple 17; Pittsburgh 14; Western Kentucky 11; Bowling Green 8; Louisville 3; Arkansas State 2; Appalachian State 2; Brigham Young 1; Marshall 1.