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Week 12 College Football Playoff Rankings -- Baylor #7

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The third week of the 2014 CFB Rankings are soon to be upon us. Where do you think Baylor will land?

Brett Deering

At 6:30 PM CST, the Week 12 CFP Rankings will be announced on ESPN to a world exhausted by fanbases trolling each other.  These will be the first rankings to take into consideration Baylor's big win over Oklahoma on Saturday, and we should move up considerably.  Here's my guess as to how things will work out:

Top 4

1. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
2. Florida State Seminoles
3. Oregon Ducks
4. Alabama Crimson Tide

On the Cusp

5. TCU Horned Frogs
6. Arizona State Sun Devils
7. Baylor Bears
8. Ohio State Buckeyes

The Rest

However it comes out.  My top 8 are the 8 teams that I think still have a realistic shot of actually making the CFB Playoff this season, and it obviously includes Baylor and TCU.

If this is how things turn out, please don't freak out because we're still behind TCU.  Patience is a virtue, and in this situation, as long as we're within a spot or two, maybe even three, of the Frogs, we should be fine.  At this point  they've played and beaten Kansas State, the team we'll catch at home the last week of the year.   We'll see how things turn out.  I'll be more interested tonight in hearing how the Committee members respond to our win than anything else.

I'll update this post in the next hour or so as the real rankings come down, so check back!

UPDATE: I was mostly right, except TCU jumped Bama and Oregon, FSU.  Both are a bit surprising.

Rank Team Last week Week 11 result Toughest opponent left (per F/+) If the season ended today ...
1 Mississippi State (8-0) 1 Won 45-16 vs. Tennessee-Martin Alabama Sugar Bowl vs. TCU
2 Oregon (8-1) 4 Won 51-27 at No. 17 Utah Oregon State Rose Bowl vs. Florida State
3 Florida State (8-0) 2 Won 34-20 vs. Virginia Miami Rose Bowl vs. Oregon
4 TCU (7-1) 6 Won 41-20 vs. No. 7 Kansas State Texas Sugar Bowl vs. Mississippi State
5 Alabama (7-1) 5 Won 20-13 (OT) at No. 16 LSU Auburn Orange Bowl
6 Arizona State (7-1) 14 Won 55-31 vs. No. 10 Notre Dame Arizona New Year's bowl
7 Baylor (7-1) 13 Won 48-14 at No. 15 Oklahoma Kansas State New Year's bowl
8 Ohio State (7-1) 14 Won 49-37 at No. 8 Michigan State Minnesota New Year's bowl
9 Auburn (7-1) 3 Lost 41-38 vs. Texas A&M Alabama New Year's bowl
10 Ole Miss (7-2) 12 Won 48-0 vs. Presbyterian Mississippi State New Year's bowl
11 UCLA (7-2) 18 Won 44-30 at Washington USC New Year's bowl
12 Michigan State (7-1) 8 Lost 49-37 vs. No. 14 Ohio State Maryland
13 Kansas State (7-1) 7 Lost 41-20 at No. 6 TCU Baylor
14 Arizona (6-2) 19 Won 38-20 vs. Colorado Arizona State
15 Georgia (6-2) 20 Won 63-31 at Kentucky Auburn
16 Nebraska (8-1) 13 Idle Wisconsin
17 LSU (7-2) 16 Lost 20-13 (OT) vs. No. 5 Alabama Arkansas
18 Notre Dame (7-1) 10 Lost 55-31 at No. 9 Arizona State Louisville
19 Clemson (6-2) 21 Won 34-20 at Wake Forest Georgia Tech Orange Bowl
20 Wisconsin (6-2) 25 Won 34-16 at Purdue Nebraska
21 Duke (7-1) 22 Won 27-10 at Syracuse Virginia Tech
22 Georgia Tech (7-2) 24 Won 56-23 at NC State Georgia
23 Utah (6-2) 17 Lost 51-27 vs. No. 4 Oregon Arizona
24 Texas A&M (7-3) NR Won 41-38 at No. 3 Auburn LSU
25 Minnesota (7-2) NR Won 51-14 vs. Iowa Ohio State

Thoughts?