NCAA Football Week 12 Power Rankings
Which college football teams rank where in the Week 12 edition of power rankings? Here are the top 10.
A major shakeup took place in the College Football Playoff rankings following four teams in the top 10 suffering losses last week. Who are the hottest college football teams in America heading into the penultimate week of the regular season, and which teams could use a boost to their overall resume for a late-season College Football Playoff push?
10 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-2)
Notre Dame is the lone non-Power Five conference team in these rankings, and rightfully so. While they did just get obliterated by 33 points at the hand of the Miami Hurricanes in a game in which they were favored, they have had a great bounce-back season as a whole following their 4-8 season last year. Their only other loss was a 1-point loss to the Georgia Bulldogs early in the season, and Georgia was previously ranked #1 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
Notre Dame has destroyed plenty of quality teams this season, so they deserve to be in the top 10 in these rankings even with just two games remaining and no conference championship game to play, thus meaning they are pretty much eliminated from College Football Playoff contention. They beat the Michigan State Spartans by 20, the USC Trojans by 35, and the North Carolina State Wolfpack by 21. All three of those teams are currently ranked in the top 19.