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Posted: Sunday November 25, 2012 12:31PM ; Updated: Sunday November 25, 2012 12:32PM

Notre Dame holds No. 1 in AP poll

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Notre Dame hung onto the No. 1 AP poll position after its victory over USC

No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia stayed and will play in the SEC title game

Ten Top 25 teams lost this weekend, the most poll losses since Oct. 11 2003

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Everett Golson
Everett Golson and Notre Dame now await their opponent in the BCS title game.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- 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.

Four teams from BCS non-automatic qualifying leagues are ranked. No. 18 Kent State and No. 19 Northern Illinois will play for the Mid-American Conference title Friday. No. 20 Utah State wrapped up its season as Western Athletic Conference champ.

No. 25 Boise State will play for a share of the Mountain West title against Nevada on Saturday.

The Big East had two teams fall out of the rankings, Rutgers and Louisville. The Scarlet Knights and Cardinals will play Thursday night with the Big East title and BCS bid on the line.

Boise State and No. 22 Northwestern moved back into the rankings.

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