College Football Playoff Ranking: Ole Miss climbing, Oklahoma falls in Week 12

On Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff selection committee released the third edition of the CFP rankings for the 2021 season, giving college football fans a chance to discover how the top teams in country ranking in the eyes of the committee.

Here are the third CFP rankings for the 2021 season.

College Football League Rankings: Top 25 for Week 12





first Georgia 10-0 first
2 Alabama 9-1 2
3 Oregon 9-1 3
4 Ohio State 9-1 4
5 Cincinnati 10-0 5
6 Michigan 9-1 6
7 the state of Michigan 9-1 7
8 Notre Dame 9-1 9
9 Oklahoma State 9-1 ten
ten Wake Forest 9-1 twelfth
11 Baylor 8-2 13
twelfth Ole Miss 8-2 15
13 Oklahoma 9-1 8
14 BYU 8-2 14
15 Wisconsin 7-3 18
16 Texas A&M 7-3 11
17 Iowa 8-2 20
18 Pittsburgh 8-2 21
19 State of San Diego 9-1 22
20 NC State 7-3 16
21 Arkansas 7-3 25
22 UTSA 10-0 23
23 Utah 7-3 24
24 Houston 9-1 NR
25 Mississippi State 6-4 NR

The top seven teams remain the same

Teams 1 to 7 in the CFP rankings remained the same from Week 11 to Week 12: Georgia, Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Michigan and Michigan State.

The highest-ranked team in Week 11 that had previously lost was undefeated Oklahoma, who finished eighth last week, before losing to Baylor. Notre Dame climbed one place to 8th after Oklahoma’s loss.

Where is Cincinnati ranked?

For the second week in a row, Cincinnati ranks 5th in the CFP rankings. In week 11, the Bearcats beat the South Florida Bulls 45-28 on the road after winning 31-7 in the third inning. It was a more comfortable win for a win Cincinnati came out of Week 10 with a 28-20 win over Tulsa.

The 10-0 Bearcats need just two more wins to complete a regular unbeaten season and they will face SMU in Week 12, followed by a road game in East Carolina. No. 24 Houston actually leads the U.S. Athletics Conference because the Cougars have played one game more than the Bearcats. Both teams are unbeaten in the conference match.

The top two teams of the conference standings will meet in the conference championship match.

Speaking of which, Houston is now ranked

The Cougars are 9-1 in the off-season and 7-0 in the conference game, with their only loss coming in Week 1 to Texas Tech. The selection committee awarded Houston a 24th place in Week 12, and the Cougars represent a team of the caliber that could potentially help Cincinnati lose its first game in the AAC Championship, or potentially give the Bearcats a chance to win one. another quality win.

Biggest motivation of the week

The aforementioned one-loss Oklahoma team tied Texas A&M for the biggest boost in Week 12, when both schools dropped five places in the CFP rankings to 13th and 16th, respectively. NC State slipped. 4 places down to 20th place after losing points.

A handful of teams have improved their respective rankings by three places: Ole Miss, Wisconsin, Iowa, Pittsburgh and San Diego State.

Mississippi State rejoins CFP rankings

As we’ve written before, there’s enough depth of teams in the Western SEC that the selection committee respects that even if one of the division’s top 25 teams loses and falls out of the top 25, there is There’s a high chance that a team that wasn’t previously ranked from the division could be replaced.

Auburn dropped out of the CFP rankings after losing to Mississippi State in Week 11 and when the Tigers fell out of the CFP rankings, the Bulldogs climbed them into 25th place. Both schools were 6-4 during the season. and have similar congress results. (Mississippi State was 4-3 to Auburn’s 3-3), and Mississippi State ranked in the top 25 giving #2 Alabama another top 25 win. | College Football Playoff Ranking: Ole Miss climbing, Oklahoma falls in Week 12

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