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2016 college football rankings, Week 12

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Plenty of shakeups in the AP and Coaches poll

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Stanford kept their winning streak going headed into Big Game week, USC upset the Washington Huskies and Michigan and Clemson both lost as well. 5 teams in the top 10 lost last weekend so there are sure to be shake ups. Other ranked Pac-12 teams took care of business as Utah knocked off Arizona State, Colorado throttled Arizona, and Washington State handled Cal.

Washington dropped to 7 in the AP and 7 in the Coaches Poll. Colorado comes in at 12 in the AP and 12 in the Coaches Poll. Utah land at 11 in the AP and 11 in the Coaches Poll. Washington State’s win over Cal put them at 20 in the AP and 20 in the Coaches Poll. USC climbed to 15 in the AP and 19 in the Coaches Poll.

You can see the latest rankings below

AP Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Louisville
  4. Michigan
  5. Clemson
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Washington
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Penn State
  10. West Virginia
  11. Utah
  12. Colorado
  13. Oklahoma State
  14. Western Michigan
  15. USC
  16. LSU
  17. Florida State
  18. Auburn
  19. Nebraska
  20. Washington State
  21. Florida
  22. Boise State
  23. Texas A&M
  24. San Diego State
  25. Troy

Others receiving votes:

Houston 49, North Carolina 40, Virginia Tech 36, Tennessee 21, Navy 20, Stanford 16, W. Kentucky 11, Pittsburgh 9, South Florida 8, Arkansas 7, Iowa 4, Mississippi 2, Minnesota 1

Coaches Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Louisville
  4. Michigan
  5. Clemson
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Washington
  8. Oklahoma
  9. West Virginia
  10. Penn State
  11. Utah
  12. Colorado
  13. Oklahoma State
  14. LSU
  15. Florida State
  16. Auburn
  17. Nebraska
  18. Florida
  19. USC
  20. Washington State
  21. Western Michigan
  22. Texas A&M
  23. Boise State
  24. North Carolina
  25. San Diego State

Others receiving votes:

  1. Houston 60; Navy 43; South Florida 43; Virginia Tech 39; Troy 28; Tennessee 20; Stanford 16; Pittsburgh 6; Arkansas 5; Toledo 3; Baylor 2; Iowa 1.

rankings used here

The Associated Press Top 25: The longest-running and best-respected human poll. Didn't have any official bearing on the latter years of the BCS, and doesn't have any official bearing on the Playoff. Most outlets (including SB Nation) will use the AP's rankings as the standard until the committee takes over in November, though. Usually comes out on Sundays about 2 p.m. ET.

The USA Today Coaches Poll: Formerly part of the BCS, and now just a poll. It tends to react more cautiously than the AP's. Though polling athletic departments in order to rank other athletic departments is dubious, we still want multiple human polls in here, and this is the other big one. Releases early Sunday afternoons.