Notre Dame still No. 1 in AP rankings

Kicker Kyle Brindza of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates a field goal at the end of the first half against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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NEW YORK Notre Dame is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football rankings with nothing left to do but wait to find out who its opponent in the national championship game will be.

Toward the bottom of the rankings, there was plenty of movement. Ten Top 25 teams lost this weekend, the most since Oct. 11, 2003.

No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia, both easy winners in rivalry games Saturday, held their spots in the rankings and will play for the SEC title in Atlanta next weekend.

Ohio State remained No. 4 after completing its perfect season with a victory against Michigan.

The Buckeyes (12-0) are banned from the postseason because of NCAA sanctions.

Florida moved up a spot to No. 5 after beating Florida State.

The Rankings:

1. Notre Dame 12-0

2. Alabama 11-1

3. Georgia 11-1

4. Ohio St. 12-0

5. Florida 11-1

6. Oregon 11-1

7. Kansas St. 10-1

8. Stanford 10-2

9. LSU 10-2

10. Texas A&M 10-2

11. South Carolina 10-2

12. Oklahoma 9-2

13. Florida St. 10-2

14. Nebraska 10-2

15. Clemson 10-2

16. Oregon St. 8-3

17. UCLA 9-3

18. Kent St. 11-1

19. N. Illinois 11-1

20. Utah St. 10-2

21. Michigan 8-4

22. Northwestern 9-3

23. Texas 8-3

24. Oklahoma St. 7-4

25. Boise St. 9-2

Others receiving votes: San Jose St., Louisville, TCU, Penn St., Rutgers, Vanderbilt, San Diego St., Fresno St., Southern Cal, Arkansas St., Arizona, Cincinnati, Ball St., Mississippi St., North Carolina.