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2016 college football rankings, Week 11

Stanford has 2 votes in the Coaches Poll

NCAA Football: Oregon State at Stanford Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Despite playing well below expectations, Stanford is 6-3 and even managed to pick up a couple of votes in the Coaches Poll this week (I double checked, David Shaw is not one of the voters). The top 4 is the same in both polls with our old pal Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan team at number 2, Alabama at number one, Clemson at 3 and the Washington Huskies at number 4.

Elsewhere around the Pac-12 Utah is 13th in the AP and 12th in the Coaches. Colorado is 16th in the AP and 15th in the Coaches Poll. Washington State is 23rd in both polls. Even Stanford picked up 2 votes in the Coaches poll. The USC Trojans are also at the top of the list in the “others receiving votes” category in both polls this week so if they manage to pull off the upset against Washington on Saturday they should officially enter the rankings.

You can see the latest rankings below

AP Poll

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

Others receiving votes:

Southern Cal 76, Arkansas 74, San Diego St. 38, Troy 28, Houston 25, Tennessee 9, Tulsa 3, South Florida 3, Minnesota 2, Navy 2, Wyoming 2

Coaches Poll

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

Others Receiving Votes

Southern California 79; San Diego State 58; Arkansas 53; Houston 49; South Florida 28; Wyoming 20; Navy 12; Tennessee 12; Tulsa 9; Troy 6; Appalachian State 5; Minnesota 2; Stanford 2; Louisiana Tech 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.