Week 11 CFBRanking Top 26

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Week 11 CFBRanking Top 26

1. LSU

Last Week: Bye

LSU got the benefit of a bye week to help prepare for their match-up vs Alabama. The game is the biggest of the year and will have huge CFP implications.

2. Ohio State

Last Week: Bye

Ohio State got a bye week and will get to see where they stand in the CFP rankings before a home game against Maryland this weekend.

3. Alabama

Last Week: Bye

The Crimson Tide got a bye week last week and hope Tua Tagovailoa will be healthy and ready to go vs LSU in a massive game this weekend.

4. Clemson

Last Week: W over Wofford 59-14

Clemson did as expected beating Wofford by 45. Up next, they travel to conference rival NC State with a home game vs ranked Wake Forest looming the week after.

5. Penn State

Last Week: Bye

The Nittany Lions got a bye week to see the CFP rankings and prepare for a big game on the road vs Minnesota. PSU must not overlook the Gophers or they may find themselves with a loss come Saturday.

6. Oregon

Last Week: W over USC 56-24

They struggled in the first quarter, but the Ducks turned it on quickly and poured it on for a blowout win against the Trojans. They get a bye week and will look to win the Pac 12 North vs Arizona in 2 weeks.

7. Georgia

Last Week: W over Florida 24-17

The UGA defense played really solid last week and got a big win in Jacksonville vs Florida. Up next is a home game vs Missouri. They are in the driver’s seat for an SEC Title appearance.

8. Utah

Last Week: W over Washington 33-28

Utah got a decent win vs the Huskies and are now 8-1 on the year. The Utes get a bye week to see the first 2 CFP rankings and head into the last 3 games with a grasp on what they need to do to make a run at the Top 4.

9. Oklahoma

Last Week: Bye

The Sooners got a bye week to recharge after a loss to Kansas State. This week they welcome Iowa State to Norman for what could be a decent win to add to a currently below average resume.

10. Minnesota

Last Week: Bye

The Golden Gophers got a bye week to prepare for their biggest game in years at home against Penn State. They are underrated and deserve more respect than they are getting.

11. Baylor

Last Week: W over West Virginia 17-14

The Bears lost 3 fumbles vs WVU and had to block a FG to win, but they are 8-0. Up next is a tricky tilt vs TCU which could be a trap game with Oklahoma coming to Waco the week after.

12. Florida

Last Week: L vs Georgia 24-17

Florida just couldn’t get it done on defense when they forced third downs against Georgia. They likely are eliminated from the CFP. Up next is a home game against Vanderbilt to get to 7-2.

13. Michigan

Last Week: W over Maryland 38-7

The Wolverines took care of business against Maryland, but they don’t quite control their destiny in the Big Ten East. Up next, they have a bye week and would really like to see Penn St lose to Minnesota.

14. Auburn

Last Week: W over Ole Miss 20-14

Auburn won, but not handily vs a subpar Ole Miss team. Up next is a bye week before they face 2 Top 10 teams in 3 weeks.

15. Cincinnati

Last Week: W over East Carolina 46-43

The Bearcats snuck this one out by the thinnest of margins Saturday against the Pirates. Either way, the losses by SMU and App State give Cincy the lead for the NY6 bid. Up next is a home game against UConn to get to 8-1.

16. Iowa

Last Week: Bye

The Hawkeyes got a bye week to prepare for a trip to Madison and a huge Big Ten West match-up vs Wisconsin. A loss would all but end their chances at the Big Ten West Title.

17. Notre Dame

Last Week: W over Virginia Tech 21-20

The Irish barely pulled out the win at home vs the Hokies, but a big run late from Ian Book got them the win. ND travels to Duke this week and if they perform like they did vs Va tech, you can expect another close game.

18. Memphis

Last Week: W over SMU 54-48

Memphis knocked off the last undefeated G5 team behind a massive game from WR Antonio Gibson. The Tigers got a huge boost from hosting GameDay and have moved into second for the NY6 bid. Up next is a bye week, before a trip to Houston.

19. Kansas State

Last Week: W over Kansas 38-10

The Wildcats still control the Sunshine State with the win over the Jayhawks. Up next, KSU travels to Texas for a game between two 3-2 Big 12 teams. Kansas State is really surprising people this season.

20. Wisconsin

Last Week: Bye

The Badgers got a bye week to try to flush out back-to-back losses and get ready for a big match-up against Iowa that will help decide the Big Ten West.

21. Boise State

Last Week: W over San Jose State 52-42

Boise State got a close win over a SJSU team that has been playing a lot of teams close this year. Up next is home game against Wyoming, as the Broncos look to move a step closer to the Mountain Division Title.

22. Wake Forest

Last Week: W over NC State 44-10

The Demon Deacons demolished NC State last weekend and moved to 7-1. Next is a trip to Blacksburg to face Virginia Tech ahead of a huge trip to Clemson. You can’t help but wonder what it would be like if Wake had beaten Louisville.

23. UCF

Last Week: W over Houston 44-29

UCF got a win over Houston this weekend, but its not quite the Houston we expected this year. Nonetheless, the Knights are 7-2, but still need help in the AAC East. Up next is a trip to Tulsa, who has been known to keep it close vs ranked teams.

24. San Diego State

Last Week: Bye

The Aztecs got a bye week and may sneak into the CFP Top 25 this week. Up next is a home game against Nevada. This SDSU defense hasn’t allowed over 23 points all season.

25. Indiana

Last Week: W over Northwestern 34-3

The Hoosiers blew out the Wildcats and all the sudden Indiana is 7-2 going into their second bye week. After the bye week is a trip to Penn St, but #9WIndiana could become a thing if they win their bowl or pull an upset in the regular season.

26. SMU

Last Week: L vs Memphis 54-48

The Mustangs became the last G5 undefeated to fall and it was a tough loss to Memphis. The offense scored plenty, but the defense couldn’t get stops. Up next is a home game against ECU to try to get to 9-1.

-Next Teams Up-

Air Force

Last Week: W over Army 17-13


Last Week: W over UConn 56-10


Last Week: Bye

Louisiana Tech

Last Week: Bye


Last Week: W over North Carolina 38-31

Texas A&M

Last Week: W over UTSA 45-14

Oklahoma State

Last Week: W over TCU 34-27