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2019 College Football Playoff Rankings and Polls: Week 12

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 09 Missouri at Georgia Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Week 12 Polls

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Rank CFP Rankings AP Poll
Rank CFP Rankings AP Poll
1 LSU LSU
2 Ohio State Ohio State
3 Clemson Clemson
4 Georgia Alabama
5 Alabama Georgia
6 Oregon Oregon
7 Utah Minnesota
8 Minnesota Utah
9 Penn State Penn State
10 Oklahoma Oklahoma
11 Florida Florida
12 Auburn Baylor
13 Baylor Auburn
14 Wisconsin Michigan
15 Michigan Wisconsin
16 Notre Dame Notre Dame
17 Cincinnati Cincinnati
18 Memphis Memphis
19 Texas Boise State
20 Iowa SMU
21 Boise State Navy
22 Oklahoma State Texas
23 Navy Iowa
24 Kansas State Indiana
25 Appalachian State Oklahoma State

Georgia Overview

The Dawgs defeated the Missouri Tigers 27-0. All of the talk has been centered around three areas:

1. Georgia pitched their third shutout of the season, the first time since 1981 the Dawgs have recorded three shutouts.

2. Freshman receiver George Pickens balled out, hauling in two touchdowns and having a third negated by a pre-snap penalty on… Pickens himself. It’s the first time this season a Georgia receiver has scored twice in a game.

3. Injuries were aplenty. Receiver Lawrence Cager and offensive linemen Trey Hill, Cade Mays, and Isaiah Wilson all left the game due to injuries. Cager and Hill are already back at practice and are expected to play next week.

Speaking of the Dawgs’ next game, it will be against Auburn on the Plains in yet another massive game in this storied rivalry. Georgia will look to make it 12 wins in the past 15 years against the Tigers.

Movers

Fell Out: #20 Kansas State, #22 Wake Forest, #24 San Diego State

Newcomers: #22 Texas, #24 Indiana, #25 Oklahoma State

Overrated

#10 Oklahoma. After losing to Kansas State in Manhattan, the Sooners responded by surviving against Iowa State at home by a score of 42-41. With Baylor and Oklahoma State (and maybe the Big 12 Championship Game), it would not shock me to see the Sooners lose again and be 100% out of the playoff picture. The offense is great, but the defense yet again still needs a lot of work.

Underrated

#3 Clemson. Yes, somehow, the undefeated Tigers are underrated. After getting off to a slow start, the Tigers more or less have gone under the radar due to their schedule and how awful the rest of the ACC is this season. However, Clemson is proving once again that they are a dominant team, and quarterback Trevor Lawrence has corrected his interception issue that plagued him at the beginning of the year. They may not be as strong as they were last year, but they are still a real threat to win the title.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#24 Indiana at #9 Penn State

#21 Navy at #16 Notre Dame

#5 Georgia at #13 Auburn

#10 Oklahoma at #12 Baylor

Upset Alert

Last week, with much hesitation, I took LSU over Alabama. Riding the hot streak, and as hinted at in Overrated, I’m going to take Baylor to knock off Oklahoma in Waco.