TCU hung on to the No. 5 spot in the College Football Playoff Rankings after a bye week that saw Baylor beat Oklahoma State and Ohio State struggle to put away Indiana.
Alabama held on to the No. 1 spot and Oregon is still at No. 2.
Kansas State remained at No. 12.
Baylor remained No. 7 despite beating Oklahoma State 49-28. Ohio State remained ahead of Baylor despite seriously struggling with Indiana (who beat No. 17 Missouri earlier this season). It's a testament to how highly the committee regards the win over Minnesota for both TCU and Baylor.
If the playoffs were to start today, the four teams in would be Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State. Baylor fans are probably pretty frustrated right now, but things could change as Nos.4-7 are so close together. Things could definitely change going into the last weekend, when TCU faces a bad Iowa State team, while Baylor takes on No. 12 Kansas State.
The way things are setting up, it is conceivable that Baylor and TCU both end up getting left out. If Ohio State wins the Big 10, they could probably jump both TCU and Mississippi State. Of course, all of that can be done in the comments, so go at it, y'all.
Here's the full Top 25:
|Rank||Team||Last week||Week 13 result||Toughest opponent left (per F/+)||If the season ended today ...|
|1||Alabama (10-1)||1||Won 48-14 vs. Western Carolina||Auburn||Sugar Bowl vs. Mississippi State|
|2||Oregon (10-1)||2||Won 44-10 vs. Colorado||Oregon State||Rose Bowl vs. Florida State|
|3||Florida State (11-0)||3||Won 20-17 vs. Boston College||Florida||Rose Bowl vs. Oregon|
|4||Mississippi State (10-1)||4||Won 51-0 vs. Vanderbilt||Ole Miss||Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama|
|5||TCU (9-1)||5||Idle||Texas||New Year's bowl|
|6||Ohio State (10-1)||6||Won 42-27 vs. Indiana||Michigan||New Year's bowl|
|7||Baylor (9-1)||7||Won 49-28 vs. Oklahoma State||Kansas State||New Year's bowl|
|8||UCLA (8-3)||9||Won 38-20 vs. No. 19 USC||Stanford||New Year's bowl|
|9||Georgia (9-2)||10||Won 55-9 vs. Charleston Southern||Georgia Tech||Orange Bowl vs. Georgia Tech|
|10||Michigan State (9-2)||11||Won 45-3 vs. Rutgers||Penn State||New Year's bowl|
|11||Arizona (9-2)||15||Won 42-10 at No. 17 Utah||Arizona State|
|12||Kansas State (9-2)||12||Won 26-20 at West Virginia||Baylor|
|13||Arizona State (9-2)||13||Won 52-31 vs. Washington State||Arizona|
|14||Wisconsin (8-2)||16||Won 59-24 vs. No. 16 Nebraska||Minnesota|
|15||Auburn (8-3)||14||Won 31-7 vs. Samford||Alabama|
|16||Georgia Tech (9-2)||18||Idle||Georgia||Orange Bowl vs. Georgia|
|17||Missouri (9-2)||20||Won 29-21 at Tennessee||Arkansas|
|18||Minnesota (8-3)||25||Won 28-24 at No. 23 Nebraska||Wisconsin|
|19||Ole Miss (8-3)||8||Lost 30-0 at Arkansas||Mississippi State|
|20||Oklahoma (8-3)||21||Won 44-7 vs. Kansas||Oklahoma State|
|21||Clemson (8-3)||22||Won 28-0 vs. Georgia State||South Carolina|
|22||Louisville (8-3)||24||Won 31-28 at Notre Dame||Kentucky|
|23||Boise State (9-2)||NR||Won 63-14 at Wyoming||Utah State||New Year's bowl|
|24||Marshall (11-0)||NR||Won 23-18 at UAB||Western Kentucky|
|25||Utah (7-3)||17||Lost 42-10 vs. No. 15 Arizona||Colorado|