The College Football Playoff Top 25 has been released by the selection committee, after a wild Rivalry Week.
With just the conference championships (and a smattering of Big 12 and Group of Five games) ahead of us, the second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings are here!
Week 13 was a pretty crazy one, headlined by an amazing, controversial edition of The Game between Ohio State and Michigan, an overtime victory for the Buckeyes. Of course, that result throws a wrench into things, as it makes the Big Ten title game a Wisconsin-Penn State showdown.
Will the Buckeyes still safely crash the party as an at-large? Or will the champion make the leap into the top four, with the conference title under its belt? Is there a chaos scenario that gives Michigan, which has wins over Penn State AND Wisconsin and a very narrow road loss to Ohio State, a path back into the top four?
Elsewhere, there is plenty of intrigue as well. Alabama probably cannot be knocked out, but Clemson can’t sleep on Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship, and the two Bedlam participants are looking for a big win and some luck. Washington is in solid position ahead of the Pac-12 championship game against eighth-ranked Colorado, but the Buffaloes have proved time and time again this year that they are not pushovers.
Also of note: undefeated Western Michigan is finally the top-ranked Group of Five program, sitting at 12-0 with a MAC Championship game against Ohio coming up. Navy, however, will have a shot to jump the Broncos, as it stands alone in a few weekends with the Army-Navy Game.
Here are the full College Football Playoff rankings:
|2.||Ohio State (11-1)|
|7.||Penn State (10-2)|
|10.||Oklahoma State (9-2)|
|12.||Florida State (9-3)|
|16.||West Virginia (9-2)|
|17.||Western Michigan (12-0)|
|23.||Virginia Tech (9-3)|