Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State & Washington top Week 12 rankings.
Week 12: Games Played Through Nov. 18, 2023
TEAM POINTS FIRST-PLACE VOTES LAST WEEK’S RANK
1. Georgia (11-0) 890 52 1
2. Michigan (11-0) 797 2 2
3. Ohio State (11-0) 793 1 3
4. Washington (11-0) 719 1 5
5. Florida State (11-0) 689 4
6. Oregon (10-1) 615 6
7. Texas (10-1) 558 7
8. Alabama (10-1) 534 8
9. Louisville (10-1) 397 9
10. Missouri (9-2) 358 11
11. Penn State (9-2) 306 12
12. Ole Miss (9-2) 267 14
13. Oklahoma (9-2) 227 13
14. Oregon State (8-3) 148 10
15. LSU (8-3) 136 15
16. Arizona (8-3) 68 N/A
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
Iowa (30), Notre Dame (24), Kansas State (23), Tulane (23), Oklahoma State (8), Texas A&M (4), SMU (1), Clemson (1).
The top nine teams in the nation remained the same after going 9-0 with the twist of Washington and Florida State trading spots. The Seminole’s starting quarterback Jordan Travis suffered a serious leg injury early in the Seminoles’ 58-13 victory over North Alabama. His availability for the rest of the season is in serious doubt and obviously swayed FWAA voters in dropping Florida State to the No. 5 position and moving Washington to No. 4.
Georgia picked up 52 of 56 first-place votes and remained No. 1 for the 22nd consecutive week dating back to Oct. 9, 2022 after defeating Tennessee 38-10 on the road. An SEC team has been ranked No. 1 each week since Sept. 29, 2019, a span of 54 weeks.
Washington’s move to No. 4 after its two-point victory on the road at Oregon State gives the Huskies their highest ranking since claiming the No. 4 spot on Dec. 4, 2016. Oregon State fell four spots to No. 14.
No. 10 Missouri rose to its highest ranking in the history of the poll after defeating Florida 33-31 at home.
Utah dropped out of the poll completely after suffering a 24-point loss to Arizona. The victory over the Utes placed Arizona in the poll for the first time since Dec. 7, 2014. The Wildcats are the eighth member from the Pac-12 to appear in the poll this season, topping all conferences.
The SEC led all conferences with five teams, followed by the Pac-12 with four and Big Ten with three. The Big 12 and ACC each placed two teams in the poll.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
No. 1 Georgia at Georgia Tech
No. 3 Ohio State at No. 2 Michigan
Washington State at No. 4 Washington
No. 5 Florida State at Florida
No. 14 Oregon State at No. 6 Oregon (Friday)
Texas Tech at No. 7 Texas (Friday)
No. 8 Alabama at Auburn
Kentucky at No. 9 Louisville
No. 10 Missouri at Arkansas (Friday)
No. 11 Penn State at Michigan State (Friday)
No. 12 Ole Miss at Mississippi State (Thursday)
TCU at No. 13 Oklahoma (Friday)
Texas A&M at No. 15 LSU
No. 16 Arizona at Arizona State
ABOUT THE FWAA-NFF SUPER 16 POLL: The FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll was established at the conclusion of the 2013 season by long-time partners, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF). Voters rank the top 16 teams in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, and the results will be released every Sunday of the 2023 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first regular season poll will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 5 (to account for Labor Day games), and the final poll will be released Sunday, Dec. 3. The pollsters consist of FWAA writers and College Football Hall of Famers who were selected to create a balanced-geographical perspective. The poll utilizes a computer program designed by Sports Systems to compile the rankings and the Cody Kellner Points Index to publish the individual votes.
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