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2016 College Football Polls: Week 12

A quick look at the latest college football rankings, and a look ahead at the upcoming games.

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Week 12 Polls

AP (previous, if different) Coaches (prev, if diff) S&P+ Massey
1 Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama
2 Ohio State (6) Ohio State (5) Michigan Ohio State
3 Louisville (5) Louisville (6) Ohio State Michigan
4 Michigan (2) Michigan (3) Louisville Clemson
5 Clemson (3) Clemson (2) Clemson Louisville
6 Wisconsin (7) Wisconsin (7) LSU Washington
7 Washington (4) Washington (4) Washington Wisconsin
8 Oklahoma (9) Oklahoma (9) Wisconsin Penn State
9 Penn State (12) West Virginia (10) Auburn WMU
10 West Virginia (11) Penn State (14) USC Auburn
11 Utah (13) Utah (12) Florida State WSU
12 Colorado (16) Colorado (15) Penn State Colorado
13 Oklahoma State (17) Oklahoma State (17) Oklahoma USC
14 Western Michigan LSU (19) Colorado Oklahoma
15 USC (NR) Florida State (18) Boise State LSU
16 LSU (19) Auburn (8) Western Kentucky FSU
17 Florida State (20) Nebraska (20) Florida Texas A&M
18 Auburn (8) Florida (16) San Diego State WVU
19 Nebraska (21) USC (NR) Miami Boise State
20 Washington State (23) Washington State (NR) Ole Miss Utah
21 Florida (22) Western Michigan (NR) Texas A&M Stanford
22 Boise State (24) Texas A&M (11) Troy Tennessee
23 Texas A&M (10) Boise State (24) VCU Nebraska
24 San Diego State (NR) North Carolina (13) Western Michigan Florida
25 Troy (NR) San Diego State (NR) Appalachian State UNC

Georgia Overview

The first signature win of the Kirby Smart era has occurred, as Georgia defeated Auburn 13-7 in the 120th meeting between the two rivals.

Georgia’s defense stood tall, as they didn’t allow Auburn to register a first down in the second half.  DB Maurice Smith returned an interception to the house for Georgia’s only touchdown of the game, and Rodrigo Blankenship continued his consistent play as he helped seal the win for the Dawgs with his two second half field goals.

Up next, Georgia welcomes Louisiana-Lafayette in a game the Dawgs could be wearing *gasp* black jerseys….


Fell Out: #15 UNC, #18 Virginia Tech, #25 Baylor

Newcomers: #15 USC, #24 San Diego St., #25 Troy


#2 Ohio State

After a wild weekend, the Buckeyes find themselves in the second spot in the latest rankings.  Michigan’s loss hurts Ohio State, as they now no longer control their own destiny and need another Penn State loss.  I don’t think they are the second best team in the nation, and I don’t think we will be seeing them in the Playoff.


#5 Clemson

Losing to Pitt at home isn’t a good look, but Clemson should still be ranked ahead of Louisville because, well, they beat Louisville.  Unlike Ohio State, Clemson still controls its own destiny, as they just need to beat Wake Forest to make the ACC Championship Game.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#20 Washington State at #12 Colorado

#21 Florida at #16 LSU

#8 Oklahoma at #10 West Virginia

Upset Alert

Last week, Colorado won and my losing streak continued.

This week, I think TCU is going to take down Oklahoma State in Fort Worth.