The College Football League Week 12 standings should be easily adjustable for the selection committee. But it is set to become a potentially chaotic final weekend of football.
Only one team in the top 10 in the most recent standings lost on Saturday. That would be Oklahoma, a team that the committee clearly doesn’t rate highly in the first two sets of rankings, considering the Sooners’ placement at 8th overall in each of those weeks. Assuming the committee doesn’t see what no one else in college football has done, the top seven teams should stay the same, followed by three teams advancing for a spot to fill the spot Oklahoma left open.
Nice and neat. And now.
The committee is clearly concerned about what will happen if every one of the Power 5 favorites loses a win for the rest of the season. That can generate logjam of Oregon, Ohio State/Michigan/Michigan State and Oklahoma State/Oklahoma. That is to say nothing about the SEC, perhaps a two-place lock could be possible if Alabama beats Georgia in the SEC championship.
Then there’s the question of a potentially undefeated Cincinnati team that, if eliminated, would join UCF as a two-time undefeated Group of 5 and never have a chance to compete for a title.
Still there there’s a lot of football left to play, which includes both Michigan teams versus Ohio State in the Big Ten; Alabama meets two ranked teams in the final three weeks of the season; Bedlam; and an unremarkable end to the season for Cincy, who play ranked teams at SMU and Houston.
It’s all shaping up to be a wild, fun, and potentially chaotic episode to close out the season. It’s best to take a deep breath while you still can. Until then, here are the latest top 25 charts from Week 12:
College football league standings 2021
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Top 25 CFP Ranking from Third CFP Poll 2021
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