Every Top 25 team was on the field in Week 12. How will the gridiron results impact where the College Football Playoff committee puts everyone in Week 13?
When every team in the Top 25 lines up on the same day, it leaves a lot to process in a short period of time. The College Football Playoff selection committee is going to be left with a lot of questions to answer as they prepare to release their next list ahead of Week 13 play before Thanksgiving. After a slew of losses by teams in the bottom half of their November 12 rankings, there could be a lot of new faces either returning to the rankings or making a first appearance in 2019.
We saw one more team fall from the ranks of the unbeaten, as Minnesota lost their chance to take the Floyd of Rosedale back to Minneapolis after a four-point loss on the road against Iowa. That will open up a spot in the top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings this week, though the bigger shakeup takes place outside of the single digits.
With only four undefeated teams left in the FBS at this point of the season, it would be ostensibly quite easy for the committee to decide on a semifinal bracket at this point of the year. But with a fortnight of regular-season play left and conference championship games left to play, more questions will inevitably arise before the final set of rankings gets released.
As we approach the last two weekends of November, what will the College Football Playoff Top 25 look like heading into Week 13? Will the committee opt to shake anything up at the top based on the results of the weekend, or will things stand as they did entering the weekend? Here are the latest Saturday Blitz projections of how the selection committee will rate the best teams in the country for the penultimate weekend of the 2019 regular season.