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College Football Playoff Rankings: The Top Four remained unchanged heading into Week 12

Check out Week 12’s full rankings

NCAA Football: Sugar Bowl-Alabama vs Clemson Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

It is the third College Football Playoffs rankings of the season and Alabama remains unbeatable. The Tide managed yet another shutout win. This time against Mississippi State. Clemson and Notre Dame also remained undefeated last weekend. Clemson defeated Boston College 27-1 and Notre Dame defeated Florida State 42-13. The last team of four-team playoff after Week 11 is Michigan who defeated Michigan who defeated Rutgers.

In the Big 12, the Sooners narrowly avoided an upset. The Oklahoma State Cowboys had chance to win the game against the Sooners with a little over a minute left in the game. However, they failed on a two-point conversion attempt and lost 48-47. This was enough to convince the committee that the Sooners did not belong in the Top Four. The West Virginia Mountaineers defense was an integral part in the win against TCU. They earned their No. 9 spot this week.

The highest ranked team to lose in Week 11 were the Kentucky Wildcats. Their 24-7 loss to the Volunteers forced the wildcats back down to 17th. They had finally reached No. 11 the previous week. The No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs took down the No. 24 Auburn Tigers pushing them out of the Top 25. The Buckeyes defeated Michigan State 26-6 , but did not help them in the rankings. They fell a spot in both the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll. Perhaps the committee was not impressed that Ohio State only led 9-6 in the first three quarters of their game.

Check out Week 12’s full rankings

1. Alabama (10-0, SEC)

2. Clemson (10-0, ACC)

3. Notre Dame (10-0, Independent)

4. Michigan (9-1, Big Ten)

5. Georgia (9-1, SEC)

6. Oklahoma (9-1, Big 12)

7. LSU (8-2, SEC)

8. Washington State (9-1, Pac-12)

9. West Virginia (8-1, Big 12)

10. Ohio State (9-1, Big Ten)

11. UCF (9-0, American)

12. Syracuse (8-2, ACC)

13. Florida (7-3, SEC)

14. Penn State (7-3, Big Ten)

15. Texas (7-3, Big 12)

16. Iowa State (6-3, Big 12)

17. Kentucky (7-3, SEC)

18. Washington (7-3, Pac-12)

19. Utah (7-3, Pac-12)

20. Boston College (7-3, ACC)

21. Mississippi State (6-4, SEC)

22. Northwestern (6-4, Big Ten)

23. Utah State (9-1, Mountain West)

24. Cincinnati (9-1, American West)

25. Boise State (8-2, Mountain West)