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2014 college football rankings, Week 11: The composite Top 25

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The SEC takes the top three, which is actually fewer than previous weeks.

Week 10 of college football wrapped up with a number of contenders going down. Ole Miss, Georgia, East Carolina, Utah and Arizona each lost for the second time this season, while Big 12 contender West Virginia lost its third game in a narrow one against TCU.

No. 1 Mississippi State remained undefeated, as did No. 2 Florida State, but with Ole Miss' loss came an open slot in the top four -- at least in the Playoff rankings. The polls keep last week's top four of Mississippi State, Florida State, Alabama and Auburn, switching the Tide and the Tigers.

The official Playoff rankings come out Tuesday (here are the six big final scores that'll change those), but we'll try and hold you over until then with some polls!

Composite Average AP Coaches F/+ Computer composite
1 Mississippi State 1.75 1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Auburn Auburn
2 Auburn 2 2 Florida State Florida State Oregon Mississippi State
3 Alabama 4 3 Auburn Auburn Mississippi State Alabama
4 Florida State 4.25 4 Alabama Alabama Ole Miss Ole Miss
5 Oregon 4.5 5 Oregon Oregon Alabama Florida State
6 TCU 7.5 6 TCU Michigan State Oklahoma Oregon
7 Ole Miss 8.25 7 Michigan State TCU Ohio State TCU
8 Michigan State 8.75 8 Notre Dame Notre Dame Florida State Kansas State
9 Kansas State 10.25 9 Kansas State Kansas State LSU LSU
10 Ohio State 11.5 10 Baylor Baylor TCU Oklahoma
11 LSU 11.75 11 Arizona State Ohio State Michigan State Michigan State
12 Oklahoma 12 12 Ole Miss Arizona State Miami Notre Dame
13 Notre Dame 12.5 13 Ohio State Ole Miss Clemson Baylor
14 Baylor 12.75 14 LSU Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska
15 Nebraska 14.25 15 Nebraska LSU Kansas State Ohio State
16 Arizona State 15 16 Oklahoma Oklahoma UCLA Arizona State
17 UCLA 17.25 17 Georgia Georgia Louisville UCLA
18 Clemson 17.5 18 UCLA UCLA Baylor Georgia
19 Georgia 18 19 Clemson Clemson Georgia Tech Clemson
20 Marshall 23 20 Utah Duke Georgia West Virginia
21 Arizona 23.25 21 Arizona Arizona Arizona State Marshall
22 Wisconsin 23.75 22 Duke Utah Notre Dame Wisconsin
23 Duke 24.75 23 Marshall Marshall USC Arizona
24 Utah 25 24 West Virginia Wisconsin Wisconsin Utah
25 USC 26 25 Wisconsin West Virginia Marshall USC

The four rankings we use:

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The Associated Press Top 25: The longest-running and best-respected human poll. Didn't have any official bearing on the latter years of the BCS, and won't have any official bearing on the Playoff. Expect it to set the course for the committee, however, as most outlets (including SB Nation) will use the AP's rankings as the standard until the committee takes over in late October. Usually comes out Sundays around 2 p.m. ET.

The USA Today Coaches Poll: Formerly part of the BCS, and now just a poll. It tends to be more conservative than the AP's. Though polling athletic departments in order to rank other athletic departments is dubious, we still want multiple human polls in here, and it's the other big one. Releases early Sunday afternoons.

The Massey computer composite: A collection of ... every rating out there. By including it here, we're giving extra weight to the two human polls, since they're already two of the dozens of ratings included in the Massey.

Football Outsiders' F/+ rating: A synthesis of ratings by smart persons Bill Connelly and Brian Fremeau and our personal go-to overall team stat. It tends to come out later than the others.

Last week's composite Top 25:

Composite Average AP Coaches F/+ Massey
1 Mississippi State 2.25 1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Ole Miss Alabama
2 Alabama 2.5 2 Florida State Florida State Auburn Ole Miss
3 Auburn 3.5 3 Alabama Alabama Alabama Mississippi State
4 Ole Miss 4.75 4 Auburn Auburn Mississippi State Auburn
5 Florida State 5 5 Oregon Michigan State Oregon Florida State
6 Oregon 5.75 6 Notre Dame Oregon Oklahoma Georgia
7 Michigan State 8.5 7 Ole Miss Notre Dame TCU Oregon
8 Georgia 9.25 8 Michigan State Georgia Ohio State LSU
8 TCU 9.25 9 Georgia Ole Miss Clemson Kansas State
10 Notre Dame 11.75 10 TCU TCU Michigan State TCU
11 Kansas State 12 11 Kansas State Kansas State Florida State Michigan State
12 LSU 13.25 12 Baylor Baylor LSU Oklahoma
13 Ohio State 13.75 13 Ohio State Ohio State Nebraska Arizona State
14 Oklahoma 14.25 14 Arizona Arizona State Georgia Baylor
15 Baylor 14.5 15 Arizona State Arizona Louisville Notre Dame
16 Arizona State 15 16 LSU Nebraska Miami Clemson
17 Nebraska 15.75 17 Nebraska LSU Kansas State Nebraska
18 Clemson 17 18 Utah Utah Arizona State Texas A&M
19 Arizona 19 19 Oklahoma East Carolina Notre Dame West Virginia
20 West Virginia 21.5 20 West Virginia Oklahoma Baylor Arizona
21 Utah 23 21 East Carolina Clemson Stanford Ohio State
22 Marshall 23.75 22 Clemson West Virginia Marshall UCLA
23 UCLA 24 23 Marshall Marshall USC Missouri
24 Duke 27 24 Duke Duke UCLA Utah
25 East Carolina 30.25 25 UCLA UCLA West Virginia USC