CFN Rankings No. 1 to 130: Final Games & Predicted Records After Week 12

CFN Rankings No. 1 to 130: Final Games & Predicted Records After Week 12

Week 12

CFN Rankings No. 1 to 130: Final Games & Predicted Records After Week 12

CFN Rankings No. 1 to 130: Remaining Games & Predicted Final Records After Week 12


The CFN ranking of all 130 teams – along with the remaining games and predictions for the rest of the season – after Week 12



Week 12 Scoreboard & Predictions: How Did The Picks Do?

It wasn’t a crazy week, but there’s still plenty of movement throughout the 1-130 rankings. Based on resume, how teams are playing at the moment, and with injuries a part of the mix, here’s the latest go-round of rankings. Coming in a few weeks, the rankings based just on the resumes.

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130 UTEP (0-11)

LAST WEEK 130: Louisiana Tech 42, UTEP 21
Remaining Games: at UAB
Likely Final Record: 0-12
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129 Rice (1-10)

LAST WEEK 128: Old Dominion 24, Rice 21
Remaining Games: North Texas
Likely Final Record: 1-11
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128 Charlotte (1-10)

LAST WEEK 127: Southern Miss 66, Charlotte 21
Remaining Games: Florida Atlantic
Likely Final Record: 1-11
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127 Georgia Southern (1-9)

LAST WEEK 129: Georgia Southern 52, South Alabama 0
Remaining Games: at Louisiana-Lafayette, at Coastal Carolina
Likely Final Record: 1-11
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126 Idaho (3-7)

LAST WEEK 120: Coastal Carolina 13, Idaho 7
Remaining Games: at Georgia State
Likely Final Record: 3-8
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125 Coastal Carolina (2-9)

LAST WEEK 126: Coastal Carolina 13, Idaho 7
Remaining Games: Georgia Southern
Likely Final Record: 3-9
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124 Texas State (2-9)

LAST WEEK 125: Arkansas State 30, Texas State 12
Remaining Games:at Troy
Likely Final Record: 2-10
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123 San Jose State (1-10)

LAST WEEK 124: Colorado State 42, San Jose State 14
Remaining Games: Wyoming
Likely Final Record: 1-11
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122 Bowling Green (2-9)

LAST WEEK 123: Toledo 66, Bowling Green 37
Remaining Games: Eastern Michigan
Likely Final Record: 2-10
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121 Kent State (2-9)

LAST WEEK 122: Central Michigan 42, Kent State 23
Remaining Games: at Akron
Likely Final Record: 2-10
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120 Ball State (2-9)

LAST WEEK 121: Buffalo 40, Ball State 24
Remaining Games: Miami University
Likely Final Record: 2-10
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119 BYU (3-9)

LAST WEEK 118: UMass 16, BYU 10
Remaining Games: at Hawaii
Likely Final Record: 3-10
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118 Georgia State (5-5)

LAST WEEK: 117: Didn’t Play This Week
Remaining Games: Appalachian State, Idaho
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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117 Appalachian State (6-4)

LAST WEEK 116: Didn’t Play This Week
Remaining Games: at Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette
Likely Final Record: 8-4
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116 ULM (4-6)

LAST WEEK 115: Auburn 42, ULM 14
Remaining Games: Arkansas State, at Florida State
Likely Final Record: 4-8
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115 New Mexico (3-7)

LAST WEEK 100: UNLV 38, New Mexico 35
Remaining Games: at San Diego State
Likely Final Record: 3-9
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114 South Alabama (4-7)

LAST WEEK 114: Georgia Southern 52, South Alabama 0
Remaining Games: at New Mexico State
Likely Final Record: 4-8
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113 New Mexico State (4-6)

LAST WEEK 99: Louisiana 47, New Mexico State 34
Remaining Games: Idaho, South Alabama
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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112 Louisiana (5-5)

LAST WEEK 113: Louisiana 47, New Mexico State 34
Remaining Games: Georgia Southern, at Appalachian State
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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111 Old Dominion (5-6)

LAST WEEK: Old Dominion 24, Rice 21
Remaining Games: at Middle Tennessee
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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110 Miami Univ. (4-7)

LAST WEEK 111: Eastern Michigan 27, Miami University 24
Remaining Games: at Ball State
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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109 Massachusetts (4-7)

LAST WEEK 110: UMass 16, BYU 10
Remaining Games: FIU
Likely Final Record: 4-8
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108 Kansas (1-10)

LAST WEEK 108: Oklahoma 41, Kansas 3
Remaining Games: at Oklahoma State
Likely Final Record: 1-11
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107 Hawaii (3-8)

LAST WEEK 107: Utah State 38, Hawaii 0
Remaining Games: BYU
Likely Final Record: 4-8
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106 Nevada (2-9)

LAST WEEK 106: San Diego State 42, Nevada 23
Remaining Games: UNLV
Likely Final Record: 2-10
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105 Tulsa (2-10)

LAST WEEK 106: South Florida 27, Tulsa 20
Remaining Games: Temple
Likely Final Record: 2-10
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104 Connecticut (3-8)

LAST WEEK 105:Boston College 39, Connecticut 16
Remaining Games: at Cincinnati
Likely Final Record: 3-9
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103 UNLV (5-6)

LAST WEEK 119: UNLV 38, New Mexico 35
Remaining Games: at Nevada
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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102 Oregon State (1-10)

LAST WEEK 102: Arizona State 40, Oregon State 24
Remaining Games: at Oregon
Likely Final Record: 1-11
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101 Louisiana Tech (5-6)

LAST WEEK 101: Louisiana Tech 42, UTEP 21
Remaining Games: UTSA
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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100 Baylor (1-10)

LAST WEEK 98: Iowa State 23, Baylor 13
Remaining Games: at TCU
Likely Final Record: 1-11
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99 Southern Miss (7-4)

LAST WEEK 97: Southern Miss 66, Charlotte 21
Remaining Games: at Marshall
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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98 Middle Tennessee (5-6)

LAST WEEK 96: WKU 41, Middle Tennessee 38 3OT
Remaining Games: Old Dominion
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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97 Buffalo (5-6)

LAST WEEK 95: Buffalo 40, Ball State 24
Remaining Games: Ohio
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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96 Arkansas State (6-3)

LAST WEEK 94: Arkansas State 30, Texas State 12
Remaining Games: Troy
Likely Final Record: 8-3
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95 UAB (7-4)

LAST WEEK 93: Florida 36, UAB 7
Remaining Games: UTEP
Likely Final Record: 8-4

94 Air Force (4-7)

LAST WEEK 92: Boise State 44, Air Force 19
Remaining Games: Utah State
Likely Final Record: 4-8
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93 East Carolina (3-8)

LAST WEEK 105: East Carolina 48, Cincinnati 20
Remaining Games: at Memphis
Likely Final Record: 3-9
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92 Western Kentucky (6-5)

LAST WEEK 88: WKU 41, Middle Tennessee 38 3OT
Remaining Games: at FIU
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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91 Illinois (2-9)

LAST WEEK 87: Ohio State 52, Illinois 14
Remaining Games: Northwestern
Likely Final Record: 2-10
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90 UTSA (6-4)

LAST WEEK 109: UTSA 9, Marshall 7
Remaining Games: at Louisiana Tech
Likely Final Record: 6-5
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89 Tulane (5-6)

LAST WEEK 89: Tulane 20, Houston 17
Remaining Games: at SMU
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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88 Cincinnati (3-8)

LAST WEEK 85: Iowa State 23, Baylor 13
Remaining Games: Connecticut
Likely Final Record: 4-8
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87 Marshall (7-4)

LAST WEEK 84: UTSA 9, Marshall 7
Remaining Games: Southern Miss
Likely Final Record: 8-4
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86 FIU (6-4)

LAST WEEK: 83: Florida Atlantic 52, FIU 24
Remaining Games: WKU, UMass
Likely Final Record: 8-4

85 Temple (5-6)

LAST WEEK 82: UCF 45, Temple 19
Remaining Games: at Tulsa
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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84 SMU (6-5)

LAST WEEK 91: Memphis 66, SMU 45
Remaining Games: Tulane
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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83 Troy (8-2)

LAST WEEK 80: Didn’t Play This Week
Remaining Games: Texas State, at Arkansas State
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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82 Eastern Michigan (4-7)

LAST WEEK 79: Eastern Michigan 27, Miami University 24
Remaining Games: Bowling Green
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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81 Western Michigan (6-5)

LAST WEEK 78: Northern Illinois 35, Western Michigan 31
Remaining Games: at Toledo
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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80 Toledo (9-2)

LAST WEEK 64: Toledo 66, Bowling Green 37
Remaining Games: Western Michigan
Likely Final Record: 10-2
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79 Ohio (8-3)

LAST WEEK 63: Akron 37, Ohio 34
Remaining Games: at Buffalo
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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78 Navy (6-4)

LAST WEEK 90: Notre Dame 24, Navy 17
Remaining Games: at Houston, Army
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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77 Utah State (6-5)

LAST WEEK 81: Utah State 38, Hawaii 0
Remaining Games: at Air Force
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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76 Akron (6-5)

LAST WEEK 77. Akron 37, Ohio 34
Remaining Games: Kent State
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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75 Colorado State (7-5)

LAST WEEK 76: Colorado State 42, San Jose State 14
Remaining Games: Bowl Game
Final Regular Season Record: 7-5
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74 Central Michigan (7-4)

LAST WEEK 75: Central Michigan 42, Kent State 23
Remaining Games: Northern Illinois
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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73 Wyoming (7-4)

LAST WEEK 73: Fresno State 13, Wyoming 7
Remaining Games: at San Jose State
Likely Final Record: 8-4
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72 Army (8-3)

LAST WEEK 72: North Texas 52, Army 49
Remaining Games: Navy
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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71 North Texas (8-3)

LAST WEEK 86: North Texas 52, Army 49
Remaining Games: at Rice
Likely Final Record: 8-4
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70 Purdue (5-6)

LAST WEEK 71: Purdue 24, Iowa 15
Remaining Games: Indiana
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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69 Rutgers (4-7)

LAST WEEK 70: Indiana 41, Rutgers 0
Remaining Games: Michigan State
Likely Final Record: 4-8
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68 Nebraska (4-7)

LAST WEEK 69: Penn State 56, Nebraska 44
Remaining Games: Iowa
Likely Final Record: 4-8
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67 Minnesota (5-6)

LAST WEEK 68: Northwestern 39, Minnesota 0
Remaining Games: Wisconsin
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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66 Vanderbilt (4-7)

LAST WEEK 67: Missouri 45, Vanderbilt 17
Remaining Games: at Tennessee
Likely Final Record: 4-8
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65 Florida Atlantic (8-3)

LAST WEEK 66: Florida Atlantic 52, FIU 24
Remaining Games: at Charlotte
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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64 Duke (5-6)

LAST WEEK 74: Duke 43, Georgia Tech 20
Remaining Games: at Wake Forest
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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63 Pitt (4-7)

LAST WEEK 62: Virginia Tech 20, Pitt 14
Remaining Games: Miami
Likely Final Record: 4-8
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62 North Carolina (3-8)

LAST WEEK 61: North Carolina 65, Western Carolina 10
Remaining Games: at NC State
Likely Final Record: 3-9
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61 Colorado (5-6)

LAST WEEK 60: Didn’t Play This Week
Remaining Games: at Utah
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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60 Northern Illinois (8-3)

LAST WEEK 59: Northern Illinois 35, Western Michigan 31
Remaining Games: at Central Michigan
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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59 Florida (4-6)

LAST WEEK 56: Florida 36, UAB 7
Remaining Games: Florida State
Likely Final Record: 4-7
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58 USF (9-1)

LAST WEEK 55: USF 27, Tulsa 20
Remaining Games: at UCF
Likely Final Record: 9-2
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57 Houston (6-4)

LAST WEEK 54: Tulane 20, Houston 17
Remaining Games: Navy
Likely Final Record: 7-4
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56 California (5-6)

LAST WEEK: 53: Stanford 17, California 14
Remaining Games: at UCLA
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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55 Indiana (5-6)

LAST WEEK 52: Indiana 41, Rutgers 0
Remaining Games: at Purdue
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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54 Maryland (4-7)

LAST WEEK 51: Michigan State 17, Maryland 7
Remaining Games: Penn State
Likely Final Record: 4-8
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53 Tennessee (4-7)

LAST WEEK 50: LSU 30, Tennessee 10
Remaining Games: Vanderbilt
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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52 Texas Tech (5-6)

LAST WEEK 49: TCU 27, Texas Tech 3
Remaining Games: at Texas
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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51 Utah (5-6)

LAST WEEK 58: Washington 33, Utah 30
Remaining Games: Colorado
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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50 Fresno State (8-3)

LAST WEEK 65: Fresno State 13, Wyoming 7
Remaining Games: Boise State
Likely Final Record: 9-4
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49 Kentucky (7-4)

LAST WEEK 47: Georgia 42, Kentucky 13
Remaining Games: Louisville
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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48 Ole Miss (5-6)

LAST WEEK 46: Texas A&M 31, Ole Miss 24
Remaining Games: at Mississippi State
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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47 Arkansas (4-7)

LAST WEEK 45: Mississippi State 28, Arkansas 21
Remaining Games: Missouri
Likely Final Record: 4-8
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46 Arizona State (6-5)

LAST WEEK 42: Arizona State 40, Oregon State 24
Remaining Games: Arizona
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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45 Syracuse (4-7)

LAST WEEK 40: Louisville 56, Syracuse 10
Remaining Games: Boston College
Likely Final Record: 5-7
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44 Florida State (4-6)

LAST WEEK 39: Florida State 77, Delaware 6
Remaining Games: at Florida, ULM
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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43 Missouri (6-5)

LAST WEEK 44: Missouri 45, Vanderbilt 17
Remaining Games:  at Arkansas
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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42 UCLA (5-6)

LAST WEEK 38: USC 28, UCLA 23
Remaining Games: California
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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41 Boston College (6-5)

LAST WEEK 36: Boston College 39, Connecticut 16
Remaining Games: at Syracuse
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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40 Memphis (9-1)

LAST WEEK 41: Memphis 66, SMU 45
Remaining Games: East Carolina
Likely Final Record: 10-1
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39 Virginia Tech (8-3)

LAST WEEK 35: Virginia Tech 20, Pitt 14
Remaining Games:at Virginia
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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38 Georgia Tech (5-5)

LAST WEEK 26: Duke 43, Georgia Tech 20
Remaining Games: Georgia
Likely Final Record: 5-6
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37 Virginia (6-5)

LAST WEEK 33: Miami 44, Virginia 28
Remaining Games: Virginia Tech
Likely Final Record: 6-6
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36 Arizona (7-4)

LAST WEEK 23: Oregon 48, Arizona 28
Remaining Games: at Arizona State
Likely Final Record: 8-4
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35 Oregon (6-5)

LAST WEEK 57: Oregon 48, Arizona 28
Remaining Games: Oregon State
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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34 Texas A&M (7-4)

LAST WEEK 32: Texas A&M 31, Ole Miss 24
Remaining Games: at LSU
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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33 Kansas State (6-5)

LAST WEEK 48: Kansas State 45, Oklahoma State 40
Remaining Games: Iowa State
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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32 South Carolina (8-3)

LAST WEEK 43: South Carolina 31, Wofford 10
Remaining Games: Clemson
Likely Final Record: 8-4
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31 Iowa State (7-4)

LAST WEEK 30: Iowa State 23, Baylor 13
Remaining Games: at Kansas State
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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30 Iowa (6-5)

LAST WEEK 25: at Wisconsin 38, Iowa 14
Remaining Games: at Nebraska
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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29 West Virginia (7-4)

LAST WEEK 20: Texas 28, West Virginia 14
Remaining Games: at Oklahoma
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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28 Louisville (7-4)

LAST WEEK 31: Louisville 56, Syracuse 10
Remaining Games: at Kentucky
Likely Final Record: 8-4
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27 NC State (7-4)

LAST WEEK 19: Wake Forest 30, NC State 24
Remaining Games: North Carolina
Likely Final Record: 8-4
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26 Wake Forest (7-4)

LAST WEEK 37: Wake Forest 30, NC State 24
Remaining Games: Duke
Likely Final Record: 8-4
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CFN Top 25 After Week 12

Week 12 Scoreboard & Predictions: How Did The Picks Do?

25 Texas (6-5)

The win over West Virginia on the road was terrific – now the Longhorns are going bowling. The four losses after the Maryland debacle to kick things off? At USC, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, at TCU. That’s not bad.

LAST WEEK 29: Texas 28, West Virginia 14
Remaining Games: Texas Tech
Likely Final Record: 7-5
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24 UCF (10-0)

The big wins just aren’t there over top teams, but beating Memphis is solid and getting to 10-0 is fantastic. Now it’s time to really and truly prove that this is a great team in a great season. Beat USF, beat Memphis again, go 12-0, go to the New Year’s Six.

LAST WEEK 24: UCF 45, Temple 19
Remaining Games: USF
Likely Final Record: 11-0
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23 Washington (9-2)

That took way, way, way too much work to get past Utah, and the team just isn’t all that great, but it turned in a gut-check clutch performance. The resume wins aren’t there, and it’s not going to the Pac-12 Championship, but there’s still a chance to win 11 games.

LAST WEEK 21: Washington 33, Utah 30
Remaining Games: Washington State
Likely Final Record: 10-2
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22 Stanford (8-3)

The team isn’t all that impressive with the close call against Oregon State and coming off a mediocre performance against Cal, but it’s about to play for the Pac-12 title after dealing with Notre Dame. It just might be good enough and tough enough to get up for the Irish and pull off a big win.

LAST WEEK 28: Stanford 17, California 14
Remaining Games: Notre Dame
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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21 San Diego State (9-2)

The loss to Fresno State is a killer for a team that might was good enough to beat Stanford. It would’ve been great in a rematch against Boise State, but it’ll have to settle for an impressive ten-win regular season.

LAST WEEK 27: San Diego State 42, Nevada 23
Remaining Games: New Mexico
Likely Final Record: 10-2
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20 Michigan (8-3)

The defense did a good enough job against the Badgers, but the offense couldn’t get anything moving, especially on the ground, outside of one big drive. As soon as Brandon Peters got knocked out, it was over. Michigan still doesn’t have a win over a certain bowl bound team.

LAST WEEK 18: Wisconsin 24, Michigan 10
Remaining Games: Ohio State
Likely Final Record: 8-4
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19 Boise State (9-2)

The offense has been on fire over the last month, the defense has been fantastic, and now this is looking more and more like a possible New Year’s Six contender if the American Athletic Conference starts to implode. The Broncos are one meltdown against Wazzu away from being the lead dog.

LAST WEEK 34: Boise State 44, Air Force 19
Remaining Games: at Fresno State
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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18 Washington State (9-2)

And here we go. Beat Washington, get another shot at USC. This time, though, it would be for the Pac-12 title.

LAST WEEK 22: Didn’t Play This Week
Remaining Games: at Washington
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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17 Oklahoma State (8-3)

Chances of going to the Big 12 Championship were remote after TCU beat Texas Tech, but the Cowboys made sure all those dreams would be over with a strange performance and an ill-fated comeback attempt. Beating Texas and Iowa State is nice, but that’s it for the resume.

LAST WEEK 14: Kansas State 45, Oklahoma State 40
Remaining Games: Kansas
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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16 Michigan State (8-3)

It wasn’t exactly a special game, but the running game showed up with 147 yards and a score from L.J. Scott. It might not be scintillating, but considering all of the problems from last year, the Spartans will finish the regular season with nine wins.

LAST WEEK 17: Michigan State 17, Maryland 7
Remaining Games: at Rutgers
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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15 Northwestern (8-3)

Enough of this close game stuff. Northwestern made an emphatic statement over a Minnesota team that ripped apart Nebraska the week before. On a six-game winning streak, it’s been a great run after a 2-3 start. A ten-win season is still possible.

LAST WEEK 16: Northwestern 39, Minnesota 0
Remaining Games: at Illinois
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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14 Mississippi State (8-3)

It might not have been a thing of beauty, but Nick Fitzgerald ran for 101 yards and a score and threw for two touchdowns. Beating Arkansas was a good moment coming off the Alabama loss.

LAST WEEK 15: Mississippi State 28, Arkansas 21
Remaining Games: Ole Miss
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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13 TCU (9-2)

Even with the injuries in the backfield, the defense was able to step up and shine when it had to – it was a nearly perfect performance. This win, along with West Virginia and Oklahoma State losing, means it’s off to the Big 12 Championship vs. Oklahoma. And yes, the College Football Playoff is still on the table.

LAST WEEK 13: TCU 27, Texas Tech 3
Remaining Games: Baylor
Likely Final Record: 10-2
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12 LSU (8-3)

The Tigers have gotten better and better as the season has gone on. The Tennessee road trip was dangerous, but the team got up early, forced a punchless Vol team to do something amazing, and it was an easy win, Beat Texas A&M, and there’s still a shot at a ten-win season.

LAST WEEK 12: LSU 30, Tennessee 10
Remaining Games: Texas A&M
Likely Final Record: 9-3
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11 USC (10-2)

They did it. It might not be the season the Trojans were hoping for – considering they were expected to play for the national title – but they bounced back to get to the Pac-12 title game at 10-2. It’s not a perfect team, but it’s playing well.

LAST WEEK 11: USC 28, UCLA 23
Remaining Games: Pac-12 Championship
Final Regular Season Record: 10-2
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10 Penn State (9-2)

The defense might have let up way too much in the second half, but Saquon Barkley blew up in what was almost certainly his last game in Happy Valley. The Big Ten title hopes are gone after Ohio State beat Illinois, but a New Year’s Six bowl is still there for the taking with a win over Maryland.

LAST WEEK 15: at Penn State 35, Rutgers 6
Remaining Games: at Maryland
Likely Final Record: 10-2
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9 Notre Dame (9-2)

Yeah, Navy might be funky, but it’s not that good. Notre Dame needed too much work to put the game away, but it was still a steady effort to get it done. The resume is still strong – there are six wins over likely bowl teams – but

LAST WEEK 8: Notre Dame 24, Navy 17
Remaining Games: at Stanford
Likely Final Record: 10-2
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8 Ohio State (9-2)

The Buckeyes put Illinois away from the start and didn’t let the game get interesting. The Iowa loss is looking worse and worse, but the team is so impressive when it’s on that it’s getting in a nice position to be a must-have in the CFP if it blows away Michigan and Wisconsin.

LAST WEEK 9: Ohio State 52, Illinois 14
Remaining Games: at Michigan
Likely Final Record: 10-2
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7 Georgia (10-1)

Do you believe that the Auburn game was an aberration? The offense looked the part again, the defense looked the part again, and beating Kentucky wasn’t a problem for a team needing to keep the College Football Playoff hopes alive. Georgia Tech, though, will be a problem.

LAST WEEK 7: Georgia 42, Kentucky 13
Remaining Games: at Georgia Tech
Likely Final Record: 11-1
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6 Auburn (9-2)

Alright, now it’s Game On. Auburn needed a little while to wake up and rock ULM, but now it’s on to the Alabama game with a shot to get Georgia again. The first win over the Bulldogs looks even stronger now after they ripped through Kentucky.

LAST WEEK 6: Auburn 42, ULM 14
Remaining Games: Alabama
Likely Final Record: 9-3

5 Clemson (10-1)

The Tigers had no problems rolling through the scrimmage against Citadel, and now they have a fight on their hands on the road against South Carolina to keep College Football Playoff hopes alive. However, that loss to Syracuse is looking worse and worse – it’s going to matter at some point in the rankings.

LAST WEEK 5: Clemson 61, Citadel 3
Remaining Games: at South Carolina
Likely Final Record: 11-1
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4 Oklahoma (10-1)

The Sooners keep on rolling without a problem. Now they have to just get by West Virginia before facing TCU again in a rematch for the Big 12 Championship. The Sooner win over Ohio State on the road is looking amazing again, and the rest of the resume is fantastic. Win the next two games, go to the College Football Playoff.

LAST WEEK 4: Oklahoma 41, Kansas 3
Remaining Games: West Virginia
Likely Final Record: 11-1
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3 Wisconsin (11-0)

It might have been a fight, but the Badgers were tougher than the nasty Michigan defense. There were a few breaks along the way, and only a few key pass plays and a big run to get the job done, but the Badgers did it – they got through the toughest win on the slate. Now they have five wins over likely bowl bound teams, and they’re a win over Minnesota away from being a win away from the College Football Playoff.

LAST WEEK 5: Wisconsin 24, Michigan 10
Remaining Games: at Minnesota
Likely Final Record: 12-0
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2 Miami (10-0)

It was a gut-check game for the Hurricanes, overcoming a rough start to roll in the second half to keep College Football Playoff dreams alive. Now, with the blowout win over then-No. 3 Notre Dame included in the mix, the Canes have a better resume than Alabama and Wisconsin. So why not No. 1? Only three wins over sure-thing bowl teams.

LAST WEEK 2: Miami 44, Virginia 28
Remaining Games: at Pitt
Likely Final Record: 11-0
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1 Alabama (11-0)

It was a nearly-perfect scrimmage against Mercer. Jalen Hurts hit all seven of his passes with three scores, and the backups got in plenty of work. And now it’s on to the showdown against Auburn after a few key parts got time off to heal up. However, the team still needs to come up with a win over someone really, really good.

LAST WEEK 1: Alabama 56, Mercer 0
Remaining Games: at Auburn
Likely Final Record: 12-0
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