Despite an insane week 10 slate that saw the likes of Ohio State and Penn State suffer devastating losses, the top four ranked teams from last week were all victorious and held their respective spots in the rankings. Rightfully, both the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions were knocked out of top-10 while TCU quietly moved into the sixth spot due to their consistent and efficient defense. While you could argue that the Hurricanes were more deserving of the sixth spot with their dominant victory over the Hokies, it’s a nitpicking gripe that could easily be rectified if Miami wins at home against the Fighting Irish this weekend.
College Football Playoff Rankings 2017: Week 11
Although Wisconsin only moved up one spot after their dominant win over Indiana, they could theoretically catapult themselves up the rankings with an impressive over a now ranked Iowa program. Having played a very easy schedule so far, the Badgers needs all of the notable wins they can get and will finally get a chance to prove their unbeaten record is not a fluke against a worthy opponent. The only other team worth taking note of are the Mississippi State Bulldogs, who remained in the 16th spot despite an unconvincing win at home over a dreadful UMASS program.
While there was not any movement in the top four spots in the rankings, both Notre Dame and Georgia will be tested against ranked opponents that are both exceptional on defense. Georgia’s contest against Auburn will be very intriguing as they face a tough defense and an offense that is capable of scoring quickly with quarterback Jarret Stidham at the helm.
Dropped From Rankings: Arizona, Stanford
New Additions: (25) Northwestern, Iowa (20)