Georgia football-College football playoff rankings-week 12
November 12, 2022 Starkville, MS - Georgia's running back Kendall Milton (2) is celebrated by Georgia's offensive lineman Devin Willock (77) after scoring a touchdown during the second half in an NCAA football game at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Georgia won 45-19 over Mississippi State. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Georgia football stays atop College Football Playoff rankings for Week 12 as drama builds outside of top 4

Georgia once again grabbed the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Bulldogs won 45-19 this past week against Mississippi State, giving the committee no reason at all to slide them down.

The top four remained unchanged from last week, as Ohio State came in at No. 2, Michigan at No. 3 and TCU at No. 4. Ohio State and Michigan will play each other next week, when the Wolverines visit the Buckeyes.

The win over Mississippi State clinched Georgia’s berth in the SEC championship game, where the Bulldogs will play No. 6 LSU. The Tigers moved up following Oregon’s loss to Washington this past week. Nestled between the two SEC division champions is another SEC team in Tennessee.

Before the Bulldogs get to Atlanta though, Georgia will take on Kentucky this week. The Wildcats dropped out of the rankings after their loss to Vanderbilt this past week.

Georgia is fully focused on the task at hand this week, knowing there is nothing they can do about the looming matchup with LSU

“We haven’t talked about the SEC championship game or going to the SEC championship. That’s just not our conversation,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “We keep our conversations relative to what’s one foot in front of us. It really has never been mentioned as a goal, nobody talks about that. We just talk about Kentucky.”

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The College Football Playoff picture should come into clear view after several big games this weekend. No. 7 USC travels to take on No. 16 UCLA, which should tell us how things stand with regards to the PAC-12 getting a team into the College Football Playoff for the first time since 2016.

TCU travels to Baylor this week as well, in a game that should test the Horned Frogs.

Georgia’s game against Kentucky is set for a 3:30 p.m ET start. The game will air on CBS.

Below you can see the full College Football Playoff rankings for Week 12.

College Football Playoff rankings for Week 12

  1. Georgia
  2. Ohio State
  3. Michigan
  4. TCU
  5. Tennessee
  6. LSU
  7. USC
  8. Alabama
  9. Clemson
  10. Utah
  11. Penn State
  12. Oregon
  13. North Carolina
  14. Ole Miss
  15. Kansas State
  16. UCLA
  17. Washington
  18. Notre Dame
  19. Florida State
  20. UCF
  21. Tulane
  22. Oklahoma State
  23. Oregon State
  24. NC State
  25. Cincinnati

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