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CFP rankings: cupcakes week

Week 12 didn’t see many turmoils, as expected

NCAA Football: Virginia at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mercer, The Citadel, Kansas, and so on.

This wasn’t a week for upsets, as top 10 teams mainly had easy matchups, even with FCS opponents. It resulted in easy victories that almost didn’t change the philosophy of the committee and, consequently, of the ranking.

Only one change affected the top 12, as Clemson and Miami switched their positions, with the Hurricanes climbing to the second position, and the Tigers dropping to third.

It is not a major change, as at the moment the two teams would face each other in the Rose Bowl, but that’s a scenario that’s going to change because they will already face themselves in the ACC Championship game.

The other two playoff spots are for Alabama, No. 1, and Oklahoma. The Sooners are the highest-seeded Big 12 team, with TCU being stable at No. 12, and Oklahoma State dropping to No. 19 after their loss to Kansas State.

  1. ALABAMA (-)
  2. MIAMI (+1)
  3. CLEMSON (-1)
  4. OKLAHOMA (-)
  5. WISCONSIN (-)
  6. AUBURN (-)
  7. GEORGIA (-)
  8. NOTRE DAME (-)
  9. OHIO STATE (-)
  10. PENN STATE (-)
  11. USC (-)
  12. TCU (-)
  13. WASHINGTON STATE (+1)
  14. MISSISSIPPI STATE (+2)
  15. UCF (-)
  16. MICHIGAN STATE (+1)
  17. WASHINGTON (+1)
  18. LSU (+2)
  19. OKLAHOMA STATE (-6)
  20. MEMPHIS (+1)
  21. STANFORD (+1)
  22. NORTHWESTERN (+1)
  23. BOISE STATE (+2)
  24. SOUTH CAROLINA (NR)
  25. VIRGINIA TECH (NR)