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2017 College Football Polls: Week 11

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NCAA Football: South Carolina at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Week 11 Polls

The Associated Press Top 25

The gold standard of human polls, but kinda obsolete now that the Playoff rankings are out.

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

The Massey computer composite

Every poll and rating smashed into one continually updating ranking, basically. We’ll update this one a couple times throughout Sunday.

  1. Georgia
  2. Notre Dame (Yep, that’s a one-loss ND ahead of undefeated Bama. Weird, right? Computers don’t look at wins and losses as automatic ranking tiers, and they don’t care that Nick Saban has lots of national titles. The human polls will have Bama ahead, though. Different perspectives!)
  3. Alabama
  4. Clemson
  5. Penn State
  6. Ohio State
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Miami
  9. UCF
  10. Oklahoma
  11. TCU
  12. Washington
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. USC
  16. Auburn
  17. Michigan State
  18. Michigan
  19. Iowa
  20. Mississippi State
  21. Iowa State
  22. NC State
  23. Washington State
  24. Stanford
  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. Comes out Sunday afternoon.

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State (Look, S&P+ loves the Buckeyes despite the beatdown)
  3. Washington
  4. Georgia
  5. Central Florida (Deadly efficient offense will do this)
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Notre Dame
  8. TCU
  9. Auburn
  10. Penn State
  11. Miami-FL
  12. Clemson
  13. Oklahoma State
  14. Oklahoma
  15. South Florida
  16. Mississippi State
  17. USC
  18. Virginia Tech
  19. Toledo
  20. Washington State
  21. Michigan
  22. Michigan State
  23. Arkansas State
  24. Florida Atlantic (Well, hello there)
  25. Boise State

The USA Today Coaches Poll

Doesn’t matter much.

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

Georgia Overview

Playing as the #1 team in the nation for the first time since week 1 of the 2008 season, the Dawgs took care of business against South Carolina, winning 24-10. With the Dawgs’ win and Kentucky losing to Ole Miss, Georgia has clinched the SEC East and will play in Atlanta for the SEC Championship for the first time since 2012.

The Dawgs now look ahead to their showdown at #10 Auburn.


Fell Out: #18 Stanford, #19 LSU, #20 NC State, #23 Arizona

Newcomers: #21 Michigan, #22 South Florida, #23 West Virginia, #25 Iowa


#6 Wisconsin

In all likelihood, the Badgers are the Big Ten’s only shot at having a playoff team. Their schedule has not been strong to date, as they face their first ranked opponent of the year in Iowa this weekend. We’ll see if they can hold off both the Hawkeyes as well as Michigan the following week.


#7 Miami

The Hurricanes have shown more than Wisconsin this season and should be ranked higher, especially after beating a good Virginia Tech squad 28-10. Luckily, they can prove they should be ranked higher on the field this weekend with Notre Dame coming to town.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#13 Michigan State at #11 Ohio State

#12 Oklahoma State at #24 Iowa State

#2 Georgia at #10 Auburn

#25 Iowa at #6 Wisconsin

#1 Alabama at #18 Mississippi State

#3 Notre Dame at #7 Miami

#8 TCU at #5 Oklahoma

Upset Alert

Last week, I took NC State to knock off Clemson which didn’t work out so well.

This week, I’m going with Stanford to take down Washington and end the Pac-12’s hopes of getting a playoff team in a little Friday night edition of #Pac12AfterDark.