College Football AP Poll Week 12

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College football hit the chaos button this weekend. For the first time since 1985, Nos. 2, 3 and 4 all lost on the same day.

Now we are faced with a messy College Football Playoff picture.  There are only three weeks of the regular season left (including conference championship Saturday) before the CFP Selection Committee has to release its final rankings and name its top four.

One of the biggest surprises yesterday was the Michigan loss to Iowa.  They dropped in the polls and got jumped by Ohio State, but still has better odds to win the Big Ten than the Ohio State Buckeyes. Clemson lost, dropped in the polls and got jumped by Louisville, but still has better odds to win the ACC Championship than the Cardinals. Washington still has a clear path to the Pac-12 title, but after watching USC bottle up Jake Browning and the Huskies offense in Seattle, there’s less confidence in their shot to win both the Apple Cup and the Pac-12 title game.

As expected, The AP voters reshuffled the top of the order, brought those USC Trojans into the mix (No. 15) and set the tone for what will be a spirited week of debate across the country.  Alabama remains as a #1, they easily beat Mississippi State.  It appears the only thing standing in their way on the path to another SEC Championship is their arch rival Auburn.  Alabama and Auburn meet in the Iron Bowl on November 26th.

AP Top 25 Week 12

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Louisville
  4. Michigan
  5. Clemson
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Washington
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Penn State
  10. West Virginia
  11. Utah
  12. Colorado
  13. Oklahoma State
  14. Western Michigan
  15. USC
  16. LSU
  17. Florida State
  18. Auburn
  19. Nebraska
  20. Washington State
  21. Florida
  22. Boise State
  23. Texas A&M
  24. San Diego State
  25. Troy