Week 12 CFP Rankings
With 11 weeks of action from the 2017 season in the books, it’s time to update the CFP rankings. With 11 weeks completed, only three weekends remain in the 2017 college football season. Alabama gains one spot and takes over No. 1 after escaping Starkville with a close win over Mississippi State. The Crimson Tide have a looming showdown against Auburn in Week 13, which will decide the winner of the SEC West. Clemson jumped two spots to land at No. 2 in this week’s rankings. Miami is checking in at No. 3 following a dominant win over Notre Dame. Oklahoma rounds out the playoff bound teams to No. 4 after a convincing win over TCU. They are followed by undefeated Wisconsin at No. 5 and Auburn at No. 6 after a huge win against former No. 1 Georgia.
Here is the top 10 week 12 CFP rankings :
1. Alabama (10-0)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Mississippi State
Jalen Hurts and Calvin Ridley delivered in the clutch for the Crimson Tide to escape Starkville with a victory.
2. Clemson (9-1)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Florida State
The Tigers weren’t particularly impressive in the win over Florida State, but coach Dabo Swinney’s team pulled away late to secure the Atlantic Division title.
3. Miami (9-0)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Notre Dame
It’s official: The U is back. And thanks to Virginia’s loss to Louisville, the Hurricanes are the champs of the Coastal Division title for the first time since joining the ACC.
4. Oklahoma (9-1)
Week 11 Result: Defeated TCU
The Sooners averaged 7.8 yards per play against a tough TCU defense on Saturday night, which will only help quarterback Baker Mayfield increase his lead in the race to win the Heisman Trophy.
5. Wisconsin (10-0)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Iowa
Badgers’ defense dominates in win over Iowa. Victory over Hawkeyes also clinches a trip to Indianapolis for Wisconsin.
6. Auburn (8-2)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Georgia
Auburn won the battle up front on both sides of the ball and got clutch performances from running back Kerryon Johnson and quarterback Jarrett Stidham in Saturday’s huge win over Georgia.
7. Georgia (9-1)
Week 11 Result: Lost to Auburn
Loss to Auburn was a setback, but the Bulldogs are still alive for the CFB Playoff.
8. Notre Dame (8-2)
Week 11 Result: Lost to Miami
Miami’s speed and athleticism and inconsistent quarterback play from Brandon Wimbush and Ian Book were just too much to overcome in Saturday’s loss.
9. Ohio State (8-2)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Michigan State
Buckeyes rebound from last week’s disappointing loss at Iowa to demolish Michigan State 48-3.
10. Penn State (8-2)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Rutgers
The Nittany Lions started slow but eventually pulled away for a 35-6 win over Rutgers. Running back Saquon Barkley has been held under 100 rushing yards in three consecutive games.