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2017 College Football Polls: Week 12

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Week 12 Polls

The Associated Press Top 25

The gold standard of human polls, until the Playoff committee starts releasing its top 25s later in the year.

  1. Alabama
  2. Miami
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Clemson
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Auburn
  7. Georgia
  8. Ohio State
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. TCU
  12. USC
  13. Penn State
  14. UCF
  15. Washington State
  16. Washington
  17. Mississippi State
  18. Memphis
  19. Michigan
  20. Stanford
  21. LSU
  22. Michigan State
  23. USF
  24. West Virginia
  25. NC State

The Massey Composite

Every rating, poll, and ranking out there, all rolled up into one. We’ll update this a few times throughout Sunday.

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Miami
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Georgia
  7. Ohio State
  8. Penn State
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Auburn
  11. UCF
  12. USC
  13. TCU
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Washington
  16. Michigan
  17. Michigan State
  18. Washington State
  19. Virginia Tech
  20. Iowa
  21. Mississippi State
  22. NC State
  23. Stanford
  24. Memphis
  25. Northwestern

Bill Connelly's S&P+ ratings

SB Nation’s favored college football advanced stat, which tends to perform very well against the Vegas spread.

  1. Ohio State
  2. Alabama
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Washington
  5. Central Florida
  6. Auburn
  7. Georgia
  8. Penn State
  9. Miami-FL
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Clemson
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. TCU
  14. Notre Dame
  15. South Florida
  16. Michigan
  17. USC
  18. Mississippi State
  19. Florida Atlantic
  20. Ohio
  21. Washington State
  22. LSU
  23. Fresno State
  24. Virginia Tech
  25. Arkansas State

The USA Today Coaches Poll

Doesn’t matter much.

  1. Alabama
  2. Miami
  3. Clemson
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Auburn
  7. Georgia
  8. Ohio State
  9. Notre Dame
  10. USC
  11. Penn State
  12. UCF
  13. Oklahoma State
  14. TCU
  15. Washington
  16. Washington State
  17. Memphis
  18. Michigan
  19. Mississippi State
  20. USF
  21. LSU
  22. NC State
  23. Stanford
  24. Michigan State
  25. West Virginia

Jeff Sagarin’s ratings

A long-running computer rating of FBS and FCS teams, all in one list.

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Penn State
  4. Auburn
  5. Ohio State
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Georgia
  9. Miami
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Washington
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. TCU
  14. USC
  15. Mississippi State
  16. Stanford
  17. Virginia Tech
  18. Michigan
  19. UCF
  20. Iowa
  21. NC State
  22. LSU
  23. Georgia Tech
  24. Iowa State
  25. Washington State

Georgia Overview

Just like Kirby Smart, we are looking forward and not backwards. The Dawgs take on Kentucky this Saturday.

Movers

Fell Out: #17 Virginia Tech, #24 Iowa State, #25 Iowa

Newcomers: #20 Stanford, #21 LSU, #25 NC State

Overrated

#3 Oklahoma

This is just nitpicking, but I’m going to say Oklahoma is ranked just a little too high despite having Heisman trophy favorite Baker Mayfield. I still have concerns about their defense despite handling TCU last weekend, and would favor Clemson in a head-to-head matchup.

Underrated

#13 Penn State

Again, I don’t believe they are wildly underrated, and I actually don’t know what I believe in college football in 2017 anymore after this past weekend. But I do believe Penn State is one of the better two-loss teams in the nation and should be much closer to the Top 10.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#19 Michigan at #5 Wisconsin

Upset Alert

Last week, I correctly went with Stanford over Washington in some Friday night #Pac12AfterDark.

This week, in the traditional prep weekend before Thanksgiving games, I’m taking Michigan to knock off Wisconsin at Camp Randall to add more chaos to the playoff picture.