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College football’s updated top-25 rankings, in one place for Week 12

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The important Playoff committee rankings release Tuesday. Until then, here’s where the contenders stand.

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Week 11 was NOT a chaos-friendly weekend in college football. Kentucky losing to Tennessee and NC State losing to Wake Forest were your only top-20 upsets, with Iowa falling to Northwestern and Fresno State at Boise State the only other ranked teams to lose to unranked teams.

Sunday’s new polls will not feature dramatic changes, and neither will Tuesday’s College Football Playoff rankings. But with only three more Saturdays until Selection Sunday, here’s how things stand going forward in the polls and computers.

Below, we’re collecting major top 25s as they emerge after Week 11.

These are not SB Nation’s personal rankings. We’re merely collecting a bunch of them in one place. Some of these are legacy polls that primarily measure what teams have done so far, while others are designed to be predictive. They’re all explained below the table.

Selection Sunday college football rankings

Team CFP AP S&P+ Massey Sagarin
Team CFP AP S&P+ Massey Sagarin
Alabama, 13-0 1 1 1 1 1
Clemson, 13-0 2 2 2 2 2
Notre Dame, 12-0 3 3 6 4 7
Oklahoma, 12-1 4 4 4 6 6
Georgia, 11-2 5 6 3 3 3
Ohio State, 12-1 6 5 7 5 4
Michigan, 10-2 7 8 5 7 5
UCF, 12-0 8 7 8 8 18
Washignton, 10-3 9 9 9 10 9
Florida, 9-3 10 10 14 12 19
LSU, 9-3 11 11 15 9 14
Penn State, 9-3 12 13 11 11 10
Washington State, 10-2 13 12 25 13 16
Kentucky, 9-3 14 16 - 16 -
Texas, 9-4 15 14 - 21 21
West Virginia, 8-3 16 15 20 18 12
Utah, 9-4 17 20 17 20 15
Mississippi State, 8-4 18 18 12 15 8
Texas A&M, 8-4 19 21 19 17 17
Syracuse, 9-3 20 17 - 24 -
Fresno State, 11-2 21 19 10 19 23
Northwestern, 8-5 22 - - - -
Missouri, 8-4 23 24 16 14 13
Iowa State, 8-4 24 25 - - -
Boise State, 10-3 25 23 - 22 -
Appalachian State - - 13 - -
Army, 9-2 - 22 - - -
Auburn, 7-5 - - 18 - 20
Iowa, 8-4 - - - 23 11
Memphis, 8-5 - - 23 - -
Miami, 7-5 - - 22 - 25
North Dakota State, FCS - - - - 24
Stanford, 8-4 - - - 25 22
Utah State, 10-2 - - 21 - -
Wisconsin, 7-5 - - 24 - -

The College Football Playoff committee rankings

The key thing, but not out until Tuesday nights around 7:10 p.m. ET. They’ll be in a separate post.

The Associated Press Top 25

The historical gold standard of human polls. Releases Sundays at 2 p.m. ET.

Bill Connelly’s S&P+ ratings

SB Nation’s favored college football advanced stat, which tends to perform well against the Vegas spread, along with offering much deeper evaluations of teams. Usually releases Sunday afternoon.

The Massey composite

Every poll and rating smashed into one continually updating ranking, more or less. Yep, there are dozens and dozens of weekly CFB rankings! We’ll update it a couple times throughout Sunday.

The Sagarin ratings

A long-running computer ranking that also includes FCS teams. Usually releases early Sunday.

The USA Today Coaches Poll

Doesn’t matter much, and often is more a poll of PR directors than actual coaches. Releases around noon ET on Sundays.