When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.
With 12 weeks of action from the 2017 season in the books, it's time to revamp the full top 130 team projections and predictions and rank every FBS team in college football. With 12 weeks completed, only two weekends remain in the 2017 college football season.
Week 13 of the 2017 college football season is the final full weekend of action, and there's no shortage of intrigue with several rivalry matchups on tap. The action begins on Tuesday night with three MAC games and continues on Thanksgiving night with the Egg Bowl rivalry between Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
It was a pretty sleep-inducing week in college football and that’s not exactly a surprise considering what the slate was coming in, with only one game between top 25 teams and just a handful of ranked squads that had to go on the road (none of which faced a team with a winning record).
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 12th weekend of the 2017 season was light on must-see matchups, but the action didn't disappoint on Saturday.