ESPN updates college football power rankings after crazy Week 12

Saturday may have been college football’s craziest week ever. While this didn’t result in huge surprises, teams that were expected to win by a significant margin managed to easily carve out wins, some in dramatic fashion.

Michigan Football was one of those that fell to Illinois, while Ohio State was in a shockingly close game in Maryland. Georgia beat Kentucky by just 10, TCU beat Baylor at the last moment, and USC and UCLA found themselves in a shootout.

Then came the excitement.

Oklahoma pulverized Oklahoma State, Tennessee lost to an oddly strong South Carolina, North Carolina suffered a dramatic loss to a Georgia Tech team that controlled them early, Louisville beat NC State and Navy beat UCF.

BEFORE: ESPN College Football Power Rankings after Week 11

While the top of the college football landscape will likely look the same despite some uncharacteristic struggles with the upheaval that took place in the top four, there are likely to be some massive changes in the latest ESPN power rankings. Here are the latest.

24

Texas longhorns

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23

Ole Miss Rebels

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22

Chanticleers on the Carolina coast

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21

Cincinnati Bearcats

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20

Oregon State Beaver

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19

UCLA Bruins

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18

Tar heels from North Carolina

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17

Tulane Green Wave

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16

Florida State Seminoles

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Utah Utes

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

14

Washington Huskies

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13

Notre Dame fights the Irish

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12

Kansas State Wildcats

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11

Oregon ducks

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10

Penn State Nittany Lions

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9

Tennessee volunteers

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Alabama Crimson Tide

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7

Clemson Tiger

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6

LSU Tiger

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5

USC Trojans

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4

TCU Horned Frogs

AUSTIN, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 12: Quentin Johnston #1 of the TCU Horned Frogs reacts after a touchdown reception in the second half against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 12, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

3

Michigan Wolverines

Photo: Isaiah Loch

2

Ohio state horse chestnuts

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1

Georgia Bulldogs

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