Week 12 Power Rankings (NCAA)

1. LSU Tigers– I’ve been a believer of theirs all season long. Last weekend in Tuscaloosa, they made others believe. This is the number one team in college football. They have the best resume in the country with four wins over top 25 opponents. I think if they even lose one of these three remaining games in the regular season, but win the SEC Championship game, the committee will still put them in which I can see. After the biggest win in recent memory, the schedule continues. It’s still one game at a time.

2. Ohio State Buckeyes– No Chase Young, no problem. They had no issues rolling over the Maryland Terrapins. At this point, they control their own destiny. Win out in the regular season, win your division title (which they’re on the verge of doing), win the Big Ten title game and you’re in. The committee couldn’t be too crazy to keep you on the outside looking in, especially when there’s a zero in the loss column. Today, they take on Rutgers which is another scrimmage. Next week, it’s Penn State at the shoe.

3. Clemson Tigers– Last weekend, I said they would use being out the top five in the first set of rankings as bulletin board material. I also stated that all they had to do was beat North Carolina State and good would be coming their way. They absolutely destroyed the Wolf Pack. On Tuesday, they were put in the four. Just as I said about Ohio State, they truly control everything. Win your division, your final regular season games, the ACC title game, you’re in defending your national title once again.

4. Georgia Bulldogs– They’ve bounced back nicely after that shocking loss to South Carolina a few weeks ago. If Jake Fromm is under center, this team will have a shot to win football games every single week. This is still one of the best defensive teams in the country. They are closing in on their third straight SEC East title. A win today against Auburn in the “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry” will give them just that along with that trip to Atlanta to play in the SEC Championship game.

5. Alabama Crimson Tide– For the first time since 2015, they’ve lost a game at home. This was also their first regular season loss since 2017 when Auburn beat them in the Iron Bowl. LSU gave them problems all game long and they all caught up to them. However, they still have a chance to make things interesting as we get set to close out the regular season. Even if they did win out with LSU losing one of their final three games, LSU would still get the nod because of the head to head tiebreaker.

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