College football polls: Updated AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 11



The College Football Playoff picture became more clouded on Saturday, despite only one team among the top 10 losing.

But Oklahoma’s defeat at the hands of Baylor now creates a potential minefield for the selection committee to navigate throughout the rest of the season. The Sooners, ranked eighth in both of the first CFP polls, were already in trouble as far as the eye test was concerned. But the Sooners at least could have been one of only two undefeated Power 5 conference champions. With their 27-14 loss to the Bears, the committee may be forced to drop two of the following six teams after conference championship weekend:

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  • 12-1 SEC champion Alabama
  • 12-1 Georgia
  • 12-1 Big 12 champion Oklahoma/Oklahoma State
  • 12-1 Pac-12 champion Oregon
  • 12-1 Big Ten champion
  • 13-0 AAC champion Cincinnati

Who does the committee drop from that list? Considering its history with Group of 5 teams, Cincinnati may be one of the unlucky teams left out of contention. And, based on the committee’s treatment of the Sooners so far, they could also be left out in the cold. That’s to say nothing of Oklahoma State, which could also challenge as a one-loss Big 12 champion.

Apart from that, college football had a relatively normal weekend: Each of the other top-10 teams won on Saturday, with the only ranked teams losing at the hands of other top-25 teams. No. 11 Texas A&M fell 29-19 to No. 15 Ole Miss, likely eliminating them from the SEC championship game; No. 19 Purdue lost 59-31 to No. 4 Ohio State; and No. 16 N.C. State lost 45-42 to No. 12 Wake Forest.

How will those losses affect the latest set of AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll rankings?

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College football rankings for Week 12

Coaches Poll

Rank Team Record Points (No. 1 votes)
1 Georgia 10-0 1,550 (62)
2 Alabama 9-1 1,464
3 Cincinnati 10-0 1,401
4 Ohio State 9-1 1,363
5 Oregon 9-1 1,320
6 Notre Dame 9-1 1,181
7 Michigan 9-1 1,153
8 Michigan State 9-1 1,139
9 Oklahoma State 9-1 1,102
10 Ole Miss 8-2 948
11 Oklahoma 9-1 878
12 Wake Forest 9-1 847
13 Baylor 8-2 826
14 Iowa 8-2 637
15 BYU 8-2 605
16 Texas A&M 7-3 560
17 Houston 9-1 541
18 UTSA 10-0 528
19 Pitt 8-2 446
20 Wisconsin 7-3 407
21 Louisiana 9-1 239
22 Arkansas 7-3 212
23 San Diego State 9-1 210
24 N.C. State 7-3 138
25 Utah 7-3 133

Others receiving votes: Kentucky 113; SMU 45; Coastal Carolina 34; App State 31; Mississippi State 26; Penn State 20; Auburn 18; Utah State 9; Purdue 7; Louisville 5; Kansas State 4; Fresno State 4; Clemson 4; Arizona State 2.





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