Ranking the top 25 teams in college football after Week 11.
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 11th weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing conference matchups. Alabama remains No. 1 in Athlon's rankings after a last-minute victory at Mississippi State. However, the rest of the top five experienced a shake up following the Week 11 action. Oklahoma moves to No. 2 after a 38-20 victory over TCU, and Miami jumps to No. 3 after a blowout win against Notre Dame. Clemson checks in at No. 4, with Wisconsin moving up to No. 5. Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame and TCU round out the rest of the top 10.
College Football Top 25 Rankings
1. Alabama (10-0)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Mississippi State
Jalen Hurts and Calvin Ridley delivered in the clutch for the Crimson Tide to escape Starkville with a victory.
2. Oklahoma (9-1)
Week 11 Result: Defeated TCU
The Sooners averaged 7.8 yards per play against a tough TCU defense on Saturday night, which will only help quarterback Baker Mayfield increase his lead in the race to win the Heisman Trophy.
3. Miami (9-0)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Notre Dame
It’s official: The U is back. And thanks to Virginia’s loss to Louisville, the Hurricanes are the champs of the Coastal Division title for the first time since joining the ACC.
4. Clemson (9-1)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Florida State
The Tigers weren’t particularly impressive in the win over Florida State, but coach Dabo Swinney’s team pulled away late to secure the Atlantic Division title.
5. Wisconsin (10-0)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Iowa
Badgers’ defense dominates in win over Iowa. Victory over Hawkeyes also clinches a trip to Indianapolis for Wisconsin.
6. Auburn (8-2)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Georgia
Auburn won the battle up front on both sides of the ball and got clutch performances from running back Kerryon Johnson and quarterback Jarrett Stidham in Saturday’s huge win over Georgia.
7. Georgia (9-1)
Week 11 Result: Lost to Auburn
Loss to Auburn was a setback, but the Bulldogs are still alive for the CFB Playoff.
8. Ohio State (8-2)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Michigan State
Buckeyes rebound from last week’s disappointing loss at Iowa to demolish Michigan State 48-3.
9. Notre Dame (8-2)
Week 11 Result: Lost to Miami
Miami’s speed and athleticism and inconsistent quarterback play from Brandon Wimbush and Ian Book were just too much to overcome in Saturday’s loss.
10. TCU (8-2)
Week 11 Result: Lost to Oklahoma
A rematch against Oklahoma awaits TCU if it can win its next two regular season games.
11. Oklahoma State (8-2)
Week 11 Result: Beat Iowa State
The Cowboys need help in order to get to the Big 12 Championship Game, but the win at Iowa State keeps Mike Gundy’s team in the mix.
12. USC (9-2)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Colorado
For the second time in three seasons under coach Clay Helton, the Trojans are headed to the Pac-12 Championship Game.
13. UCF (9-0)
Week 11 Result: Defeated UConn
The Knights have scored at least 30 points in every game this season and have six contests of 40 or more points.
14. Michigan State (7-3)
Week 11 Result: Lost to Ohio State
Spartans had no answers to slow down Ohio State’s offense in Saturday’s loss.
15. Penn State (8-2)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Rutgers
The Nittany Lions started slow but eventually pulled away for a 35-6 win over Rutgers. Running back Saquon Barkley has been held under 100 rushing yards in three consecutive games.
16. LSU (7-3)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Arkansas
Saturday’s performance (11 of 16 for 217 yards and two touchdowns) was one of the better games for quarterback Danny Etling in his LSU career.
17. Washington State (9-2)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Utah
Mike Leach’s team has a timely bye in Week 12 before the Apple Cup showdown against Washington in Week 13.
18. Mississippi State (7-3)
Week 11 Result: Lost to Alabama
The Bulldogs won their share of battles in the trenches against Alabama on Saturday night. However, it wasn’t enough in the end, as the Crimson Tide’s offense made just enough plays to leave Starkville with the victory.
19. Stanford (7-3)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Washington
Bryce Love and a standout effort by the defense helped Stanford upset Washington on Friday night.
20. Washington (8-2)
Week 11 Result: Lost to Stanford
The 30 points allowed to Stanford on Friday night was the most Washington has surrendered all season.
21. Michigan (8-2)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Maryland
Jim Harbaugh’s team can play spoiler with matchups against Wisconsin and Ohio State up next.
22. Iowa (6-4)
Week 11 Result: Lost to Wisconsin
Cornerback Joshua Jackson continued his stellar season by returning two interceptions for a score against Wisconsin.
23. Iowa State (6-4)
Week 11 Result: Lost to Oklahoma State
The Cyclones could be down to their No. 3 quarterback (Zeb Noland) for the next two weeks.
24. Memphis (8-1)
Week 11 Result: Bye Week
The Tigers can clinch the AAC West Division with a win over SMU this Saturday.
25. NC State (7-3)
Week 11 Result: Defeated Boston College
Defensive end Bradley Chubb now owns the school record for most career sacks (26).