Biggest questions from this week's playoff rankings
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Biggest questions from this week's playoff rankings
SI Staff
Wednesday November 12th, 2014

Can Mississippi State keep its perfect season alive during Saturday’s marquee matchup with Alabama? Will Florida State take another step toward a College Football Playoff berth at Miami? How will Georgia running back Todd Gurley perform in his return to the field against Auburn?

The race for a spot in the four-team field is heating up. Which teams will keep trending in the right direction this week?’s college football experts Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Thayer Evans, Zac Ellis, Martin Rickman, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton and Ben Glicksman make their picks for this weekend’s biggest games.

For more coverage leading into Week 12, check out Power Rankings, the Walkthrough and much more.

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Week 12 picks
  Staples Thamel Evans Ellis Rickman Schnell Hamilton Glicksman
East Carolina at Cincinnati
California at USC
Ohio State at Minnesota
Clemson at Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech at Duke
South Carolina at Florida
Pittsburgh at North Carolina
Miss. State at Alabama
Northwestern at Notre Dame
Nebraska at Wisconsin
Oklahoma at Texas Tech
Washington at Arizona
Utah at Stanford
Auburn at Georgia
Missouri at Texas A&M
Texas at Okla. State
Florida State at Miami
Michigan State at Maryland
LSU at Arkansas
Arizona State at Oregon State
LAST WEEK 8-6 7-7 8-6 10-4 11-3 10-4 8-6 7-7
SEASON 130-54 120-64 132-52 132-52 131-53 119-65 133-51 119-65

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