Week 12 CFP Rankings Reaction

Four of the top 10 teams were defeated this week, but the top 5 stayed the same.

Here are the new rankings:
1. Clemson
2. Alabama
3. Ohio State
4. Notre Dame

5. Iowa
6. Oklahoma State
7. Oklahoma
8. Florida
9. Michigan State
10. Baylor
11. Stanford
12. Michigan
13. Utah
14. Florida State
15. LSU
16. Navy
17. North Carolina
18. TCU
19. Houston
20. Northwestern
21. Memphis
*22. Ole Miss
*23. Oregon
*24. USC
25. Wisconsin

I am still a little annoyed that Iowa is sitting at number 5. The Hawkeyes only beat Minnesota by 5 this week, but I guess they are still winning so there really isn’t a reason to bump them. I think if Oklahoma State beat Iowa State by a considerable margin, they would have had a chance to jump Iowa.
Notre Dame’s resume took a little bit of a hit with Stanford losing, but if ND beats them when they are ranked in the top 15, it’s still a very good win. Temple also fell out of the rankings with their loss to USF, so that’s another not-so-great win for the Irish.
If Florida can win out and beat Alabama in the SEC Champ game, they have a chance to make it into the top 4, but that is a tall task with the way the Tide are playing right now.
LSU took a big hit, falling all the way to 15 after losing at home to Arkansas. I have seen way too many tweets and articles about how LSU has “collapsed.” I don’t think losing to two of the hottest teams in the country constitutes a collapse. If they lose their next two games, it is a collapse.
So to all of those LSU “fans” calling for Les Miles’ head, just stop.
North Carolina finally got some love from the committee. The Tar Heels jumped 6 spots. Northwestern finally got penalized for barely beating bad teams. Memphis stayed at 21 despite blowing a big lead over Houston and losing 34-35.
Ole Miss, Oregon, and USC replaced Mississippi State, UCLA, and Temple this week. I don’t really know why Ole Miss is ranked again after a bye, but it probably has something to do with Arkansas’s win. I’m a little bummed Washington State didn’t crack the top 25. They have exactly the same record as Oregon and USC, and beat Oregon and took down UCLA this week.
We are getting closer and closer to the final rankings. There is still lots of football to be played.

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CFP Top 25

1. Georgia
2. Michigan
3. Alabama
4. Cincinnati

5. Oklahoma State
6. Notre Dame
7. Ohio State
8. Ole Miss
9. Baylor
10. Oregon
11. Michigan State
12. BYU
13. Iowa
14. Oklahoma
15. Pittsburgh
16. Wake Forest
17. Utah
18. NC State
19. San Diego State
20. Clemson
21. Houston
*23. Kentucky
*24. Louisiana
25. Texas A&M

Dropped Out: 14Wisconsin, 22UTSA

Poll released on Tuesdays

AP Top 25

1. Georgia (12-0,8-0)
2. Michigan (11-1,8-1)
3. Cincinnati (12-0,8-0)
4. Alabama (11-1,7-1)
5. Oklahoma State (11-1,8-1)
6. Notre Dame (11-1)
7. Ohio State (10-2,8-1)
8. Ole Miss (10-2,6-2)
9. Baylor (10-2,7-2)
10. Oregon (10-2,7-2)
11. Michigan State (10-2,7-2)
12. BYU (10-2)
13. Oklahoma (10-2,7-2)
14. Utah (9-3,8-1)
15. Iowa (10-2,7-2)
16. Houston (11-1,8-0)
17. Pittsburgh (10-2,7-1)
18. Wake Forest (10-2,7-1)
19. San Diego State (11-1,7-1)
20. Louisiana (11-1,8-0)
21. NC State (9-3,6-2)
*22. Clemson (9-3,6-2)
23. ARKANSAS (8-4,4-4)
24. Texas A&M (8-4,4-4)
*25. Kentucky (9-3,5-3)

Dropped Out: 15UTSA (11-1,7-1), 19Wisconsin (8-4,6-3)

Bowl Eligible Teams

SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M
Big 10: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, West Virginia
ACC: Boston College, Clemson, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Pac12: Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah
Independents: Army, BYU, Liberty, Notre Dame
American: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulsa, UCF
Mountain West: Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah State, Wyoming
Sun Belt: Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia State, Louisiana, Western Kentucky
C-USA: Marshall, MTSU, North Texas, Old Dominion, UAB, UTEP, UTSA
MAC: Ball State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami (OH), Northern Illinois, Toledo, Western Michigan,

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