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Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson top third College Football Playoff rankings
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Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson top third College Football Playoff rankings
SI.com Staff
Wednesday November 16th, 2016

Most college football fans expected last Saturday to produce few close games or surprising scores. Instead, it was one of the most chaotic days in recent memory, as five of the top 10 teams in the AP Top 25 poll suffered losses, including squads ranked No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4. Week 12 doesn’t offer many intriguing matchups on paper, but look no further than Week 11 for evidence that college football tends to get crazy in November. While No. 1 Alabama may be immune to chaos, pretty much every other team in the Football Bowl Subdivision can be upended by an inferior opponent. A panel of Sports Illustrated writers and editors (Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton, Joan Niesen, Colin Becht and Gabriel Baumgaertner) made its picks for every big matchup.

 
  Staples Thamel Schnell Hamilton Niesen Becht Baum-
gaertner
Louisville at Houston
Wash. St. at Colo.
Kansas St. at Baylor
Ohio St. at Mich. St.
Okla. St. at TCU
Florida at LSU
Oregon at Utah
Va. Tech at Notre Dame
Stanford at Cal
Clemson at W. Forest
Ark. at Miss. St.
Ariz. St. at Wash.
Okla. at West. Va.
USC at UCLA
LAST WEEK 9-6 8-7 8-7 8-7 9-6 9-6 10-5
SEASON 110-56 107-59 114-52 109-57 111-55 109-57 109-57

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