As has been the case since week 6, LSU and Alabama are the top-2 teams. The order has swapped a few times, but according to my computer they have been the clear top-2 teams most of the year. And unlike the polls, my computer didn't drop Alabama just to do so after the loss. Yes, they lost, but they were still the second best team in the country and so were rated/ranked appropriately.
For similar reasons, the 3 teams that lost this weekend remain in the 3 thru 5 spots. They all lost significant ratings points, but because of the lead they had over Stanford/Boise/Arkansas/Wisconsin, they are still ahead of them. Again, even with the loss the computer is saying these teams are better than those behind them.
Look for the final week 12 ratings and rankings on the web-site Sunday morning.
|3||Oklahoma St||86.720||10-1||72.967||+0, -4.429|
|7||Boise St||84.067||9-1||68.456||+0, -0.440|
|10||Texas A&M||80.532||6-5||73.976||+0, -0.303|
|12||Southern Cal||79.986||9-2||71.524||+1, +0.271|
|14||Kansas St||78.747||9-2||73.173||+1, -0.207|
|17||South Carolina||78.154||9-2||70.438||+0, -0.636|
|19||Michigan St||77.503||9-2||66.623||+2, -0.630|
|21||Notre Dame||77.080||8-3||69.365||-3, -1.570|
|24||Virginia Tech||75.883||10-1||66.977||+2, -1.029|
|25||Penn State||75.681||9-2||69.054||+4, +0.133|