Florida State retains top spot in Power Rankings after Week 11

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Tuesday November 11th, 2014

Think back to the first time you watched a movie like Memento (if it wasn't spoiled for you ahead of time). You likely allowed yourself to get caught up in the twists and turns, pinned between trying to figure out the mystery and hanging on for the reveal. Now try to think of the most recent time you had a movie-going experience like that.

We spend so much time with information readily available that spoilers are everywhere. Even if you’re actively avoiding learning how something ends, the potential to accidentally overhear it, read it on social media or have it outright mentioned in front of you is too great to ignore. You’re playing Minesweeper with the bombs turned way up. Those rare moments when we are actually in the dark and can get mesmerized by the twists should be treasured. 

Which is what makes this college football season special. There’s no spoiling it. We can predict the end, but we don’t truly know anything yet. Even with just a few weeks remaining.

With that said, here are the Power Rankings after Week 11. They’ll act to serve as another tattoo to remember how we got here and give us instructions along the way.

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1
1Florida State Seminoles
last week: 1
record: 9-0

Next game: Saturday at Miami

2
2Mississippi State Bulldogs
last week: 2
record: 9-0

Next game: Saturday at Alabama

3
3Oregon Ducks
last week: 4
record: 9-1

Next game: Nov. 22 vs. Colorado

4
4Alabama Crimson Tide
last week: 6
record: 8-1

Next game: Saturday vs. Mississippi State

5
5TCU Horned Frogs
last week: 7
record: 8-1

Next game: Saturday at Kansas

6
6Baylor Bears
last week: 9
record: 8-1

 

7
7Arizona State Sun Devils
last week: 11
record: 8-1

Next game: Saturday at Oregon State

8
8Ohio State Buckeyes
last week: 12
record: 8-1

Next game: Saturday at Minnesota

9
9Auburn Tigers
last week: 3
record: 7-2

Next game: Saturday at Georgia 

10
10Michigan State Spartans
last week: 5
record: 7-2

Next game: Saturday at Maryland

11
11Nebraska Cornhuskers
last week: 14
record: 9-1

Next game: Saturday at Wisconsin

12
12Ole Miss Rebels
last week: 13
record: 8-2

Next game: Nov. 22 at Arkansas

13
13Notre Dame Fighting Irish
last week: 8
record: 7-2

Next game: Saturday vs. Northwestern

14
14Kansas State Wildcats
last week: 10
record: 7-2

Next game: Nov. 20 at West Virginia

15
15Georgia Bulldogs
last week: 17
record: 7-2

Next game: Saturday vs. Auburn

16
16Duke Blue Devils
last week: 19
record: 8-1

Next game: Saturday vs. Virginia Tech

17
17UCLA Bruins
last week: 20
record: 8-2

Next game: Nov. 22 vs. USC

18
18Clemson Tigers
last week: 18
record: 7-2

Next game: Saturday at Georgia Tech

19
19Arizona Wildcats
last week: 21
record: 7-2

Next game: Saturday vs. Washington

20
20Marshall Thundering Herd
last week: 23
record: 9-0

Next game: Saturday vs. Rice

21
21LSU Tigers
last week: 16
record: 7-3

Next game: Saturday at Arkansas

22
22Colorado State Rams
last week: 24
record: 9-1

Next game: Nov. 22 vs. New Mexico

23
23Wisconsin Badgers
last week: 25
record: 7-2

Next game: Saturday vs. Nebraska

24
24Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
last week: NR
record: 8-2

Next game: Saturday vs. Clemson

25
25Missouri Tigers
last week: NR
record: 7-2

Next game: Saturday at Texas A&M

Next five: Oklahoma, Utah, USC, Boise State, Minnesota

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