With Saturday's sunset also came the end of the national title dream of the Kansas State Wildcats and the Oregon Ducks. Taken their places was a team that just stepped outside for a bit, and another who had been wandering the wasteland for years.
Notre Dame takes the No. 1 spot for the first time ever in the BlogPoll rankings, a spot that they hadn't occupied in the AP Poll since 1993. The Irish took home 63 of the 67 first place votes, with No. 2 Alabama getting the rest.
The Arizona Wildcats got some votes, but were still in the middle of the "also ran" group. The Sun Devils should be receiving some love after they trounce those Wildcats on Friday.
Results for Week 12
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011