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College football rankings reactions heading into Week 12

Two Top 10 teams will face off in The Horseshoe on Saturday, but one will be a three-score favorite.

Wyatt Davis of the Ohio State Buckeyes blocks against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on November 7, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

There was no movement amongst the Top 11 in the AP and Coaches Polls for Week 12, with the first mover being the Wisconsin Badgers going from #14 to #12 in both samples after their blowout 49-11 win over the Michigan Wolverines in The Big House.

The Indiana Hoosiers did enough to the Michigan State Spartans to stay in the Top 10, and that means we get a Top 10 matchup this Saturday when Tom Allen and Michael Penix Jr. are off Columbus to face #3 the Ohio State Buckeyes. The opening line on this game made OSU a three-touchdown favorite, and it will be an uphill climb the rest of the way in the Big Ten East for the upstart Hoosiers.

Who is no longer here: The SMU Mustangs fall by the wayside via their 28-24 loss at the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, and Army is out of the Coaches Poll only thanks to getting beaten 38-12 by the Tulane Green Wave in New Orleans.

Here are the college football rankings for November 15th and heading into Week 12.

AP Poll

AP Poll Week 12

Ranking Team (1st place votes) Record Points Movement
Ranking Team (1st place votes) Record Points Movement
1 Alabama (57) 6-0 1545 -
2 Notre Dame (3) 8-0 1468 -
3 Ohio State (2) 3-0 1430 -
4 Clemson 7-1 1349 -
5 Florida 5-1 1232 -
6 Texas A&M 5-1 1230 -
7 Cincinnati 7-0 1168 -
8 BYU 8-0 1100 -
9 Miami 7-1 987 -
10 Indiana 4-0 983 -
11 Georgia 4-2 879 -
12 Wisconsin 2-0 853 +2
13 Oregon 2-0 849 -1
14 Oklahoma State 5-1 790 -1
15 Marshall 7-0 572 -
16 Iowa State 5-2 543 -
17 Oklahoma 5-2 492 +1
18 Coastal Carolina 7-0 485 -1
19 USC 2-0 384 +1
20 Northwestern 4-0 362 +3
21 Auburn 4-2 317 -
22 Liberty 8-0 305 -
23 Texas 5-2 219 +1
24 North Carolina 6-2 153 NR
25 Louisiana 7-1 137 NR

Coaches Poll

Coaches Poll Week 12

Ranking Team (1st place votes) Record Points Movement
Ranking Team (1st place votes) Record Points Movement
1 Alabama(57) 6-0 1545 -
2 Notre Dame(3) 8-0 1468 -
3 Ohio State(2) 3-0 1430 -
4 Clemson 7-1 1349 -
5 Florida 5-1 1232 -
6 Texas A&M 5-1 1230 -
7 Cincinnati 7-0 1168 -
8 BYU 8-0 1100 -
9 Miami 7-1 987 -
10 Indiana 4-0 983 -
11 Georgia 4-2 879 -
12 Wisconsin 2-0 853 +2
13 Oregon 2-0 849 -1
14 Oklahoma State 5-1 790 -1
15 Marshall 7-0 572 -
16 Iowa State 5-2 543 -
17 Oklahoma 5-2 492 +1
18 Coastal Carolina 7-0 485 -1
19 USC 2-0 384 +1
20 Northwestern 4-0 362 +3
21 Auburn 4-2 317 -
22 Liberty 8-0 305 -
23 Texas 5-2 219 +1
24 North Carolina 6-2 153 NR
25 Louisiana 7-1 137 NR