BoW 2015 College Football Ranking Index Week 12

Rankings updated thru Week 12 (11/21/2015): (Full 128 FBS Rankings)

*Note: WordPress discontinued their free table formatting, so now it looks like this. The linked spreadsheet is much easier to read.

Rank Team Conference
1 Alabama SEC
2 Oklahoma XII
3 Clemson ACC
4 Michigan State B1G
5 Stanford PAC12
6 Iowa B1G
7 Notre Dame Ind
8 Oregon PAC12
9 North Carolina ACC
10 Florida SEC
11 Northwestern B1G
12 Oklahoma State XII
13 Ohio State B1G
14 Michigan B1G
15 Baylor XII
16 Utah PAC12
17 Mississippi SEC
18 UCLA PAC12
19 Washington State PAC12
20 Southern California PAC12
21 Texas Christian XII
22 Mississippi State SEC
23 Florida State ACC
24 Pittsburgh ACC
25 Louisiana State SEC

Highlights from Week 12: Alabama remains atop the standings. Oklahoma and Clemson switch places. Michigan State jumps into the top 4.

ACC: North Carolina survives the Frank Beamer farewell. Boston College hangs with Notre Dame, costing the Irish some crucial style points late in the season.

B1G: Michigan State pulls off the win of the year (so far) at Ohio St, clearing their path to the playoff. Iowa remains unbeaten.

Big XII: Oklahoma State is unbeaten no more, as Baylor leaves Stillwater with a 10 point victory. Oklahoma barely hangs on against TCU, and now seems to be the conference’s best bet at a playoff bid.

PAC12: Does anybody in the PAC12 South want to win the conference? Utah loses again and finds itself in a 3 way tie in the south division with USC and UCLA. Stanford clinches the North.

SEC: LSU is in free-fall, dropping their 3rd straight with all 3 by double digits. Florida avoids national embarrassment by hanging on in overtime against a horrible Florida Atlantic team.

Elsewhere: Houston finally loses, and not to who you’d expect. UConn becomes bowl eligible with the win over the Cougars, and the Group of 5 is officially out of the running for a playoff berth.

Prediction for CFP top 4: Clemson, Alabama, Notre Dame, and…Iowa? Michigan State? Oklahoma? My formula says it’ll be Oklahoma, but Iowa wasn’t really unimpressive enough to get jumped by a team with a worse record. I’ll post the comparison of polls, scenarios going forward, and a week 13 preview next time.

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