College Football Playoff Rankings 2023: Updated Rankings Entering Week 12

Athens, GA USA - January 15 2022: A man waves a college football national championship flag at UGA's victory parade on January 15, 2022 in Athens, GA.


The third College Football Playoff rankings of the 2023 season were released on Tuesday, November 14, so we are seeing how things are shaping up entering the final stretch of the regular season.

In the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings, the defending back-to-back national champion Georgia Bulldogs took over the top spot, followed by Ohio State.

If the season were to end today, the Bulldogs would face No. 4 Florida State in the national semifinal, while Ohio State would go head-to-head to No. 3 Michigan.

On the outside looking in are Washington, Oregon, Texas, and Alabama, who will all have the opportunity to earn a playoff spot if they win out and win their respective conference championships.

Where did your favorite team land when the selection committee announced its third College Football Playoff rankings of the season?

A full look at the rankings for games played through Saturday, November 11, can be seen below.

College Football Playoff Rankings – Week 12

  1. Georgia (10-0)
  2. Ohio State (9-0)
  3. Michigan (10-0)
  4. Florida State (10-0)
  5. Washington (10-0)
  6. Oregon (9-1)
  7. Texas (9-1)
  8. Alabama (9-1)
  9. Missouri (8-2)
  10. Louisville (9-1)
  11. Oregon State (8-2)
  12. Penn State (8-2)
  13. Ole Miss (8-2)
  14. Oklahoma (8-2)
  15. LSU (7-3)
  16. Iowa (8-2)
  17. Arizona (7-3)
  18. Tennessee (7-3)
  19. Notre Dame (7-3)
  20. North Carolina (8-2)
  21. Kansas State (7-3)
  22. Utah (7-3)
  23. Oklahoma State (7-3)
  24. Tulane (9-1)
  25. Kansas (7-3)

About the College Football Playoff: The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 ranked team vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game presented by Prudential. This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Monday, January 1, 2024, at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Prudential and Allstate Sugar Bowl. The College Football Playoff National Championship will be Monday, January 8, 2024, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

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