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College Football Playoff Week 12: Who should be in?
at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The newest College Football Playoff rankings will come out on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. Week 11 saw four Top 10 teams — Stanford, LSU, Utah, and Baylor — all lose, so the rankings will definitely be shaken up. But just how much could the Top 4 change? Our college football writers debate:

Ben Bornstein says:
1. Clemson
2. Ohio State
3. Alabama
4. Oklahoma State
5. Iowa
6. Florida

This week got weird. I’ve still got Clemson and Ohio State as the top two since they’re undefeated with Alabama at three after posting another impressive win over Mississippi State. Oklahoma State is undefeated in the Big 12 right now so the Pokies get my last playoff spot. Iowa is close with an undefeated season of its own in the works right now. Florida wasn’t terribly impressive against South Carolina, but the Gators keep on winning so you have to reward them.

Morgan Moriarty says:
1. Clemson
2. Alabama
3. Ohio State
4. Iowa
5. Notre Dame
6. Florida (oh God)

Thanks to Week 11 chewing up and spitting out Baylor, Stanford, Oklahoma State LSU and Utah, Florida has to crack the top six this week. Their win against South Carolina wasn’t pretty, but a win’s a win. No. 6 would be a good spot for the Gators, too — if they run the table and beat both FSU and a presumable Alabama SEC West winner, they’ll punch their ticket in the top four to represent the SEC. I also wasn’t all that impressed with Notre Dame’s victory over Wake Forest. I mean come on, it’s Wake. Iowa cracks my Top 4 after putting 40 on Minnesota. Don’t be surprised if Oklahoma comes in at 7th Tuesday night — myself as well as the committee will have liked what the Sooners did to Baylor

Bo Churney says:
1. Clemson
2. Ohio State
3. Alabama
4. Notre Dame
5. Iowa
6. Oklahoma State

I’ve changed my thought a little bit on Alabama after their Week 11 domination of Mississippi State. I am fine with them in the Top 3 for now.

Baylor, Stanford, Utah, and LSU are all out after losses in Week 11. That leaves very few teams left to pick from, as only four Power 5 undefeateds remain. For now, I’ve got one-loss Alabama and Notre Dame over undefeated Iowa and Oklahoma State, because I think both of those current undefeateds will end up with a loss on their resume before the end of the season.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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Ben Bornstein was born in San Antonio, TX. That would explain his love for the Spurs and good basketball. He was raised in Orlando, Florida for most of his life though, so he has special feelings for the Magic too. He is an avid NBA, NCAA, and NFL fan who ...Read more
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