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College football rankings, Week 12: Collecting 5 new top 25s in one place

We’ll add Sunday’s new rankings here as they’re released. If they’re not in here, they’re not out yet. CFP rankings release on Tuesday nights.

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College football’s Week 11 is in the books. It included then-No. 1 Georgia getting blown out at Auburn, No. 3 Notre Dame getting blown out at Miami, and No. 2 Miami narrowly avoiding its first loss of the season at Mississippi State.

Oklahoma destroyed TCU and came close to locking down a Big 12 Championship Game spot. (Also, Baker Mayfield probably won the Heisman.) Wisconsin’s defense smothered an Iowa that had dropped 55 on Ohio State seven days earlier. And speaking of the Buckeyes, they took out their frustrations on an overmatched Michigan State. Ohio State-Wisconsin is almost certainly your Big Ten title game matchup.

This post is a collection of Sunday top-25 rankings. Usual disclaimers apply: Computers measure things differently than people, and none of these really matters. The Playoff selection committee weighs in Tuesday night, and that’s the rankings release that has a bearing on the postseason picture. These polls — the AP Top 25, in particular — tend to be a barometer of how the playoff selectors might think. That ranking locks on Selection Sunday, Dec. 3, after conference championship games.

The rankings we’ll feature in this post, as they come in:

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