USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll released after week 12

The USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll was released after week 12 of the college football season.

Survive and get ahead was the theme of the 12th week. Georgia’s 16-6 win over Kentucky wasn’t pretty, but the 11-0 Bulldogs remain No. 1 in the coaching poll for the sixth straight week.

Ohio State, Michigan, TCU and USC all survived in very close games. Tennessee lost 63-38 to South Carolina. That took the Vols from 5th to 11th. And the night ended with a great game between Oregon and Utah, which the Ducks won 20-17.

Other fun ones were: UNC lost to Georgia Tech, Ole Miss lost to Arkansas, UCF lost to Navy, Oklahoma State lost to Oklahoma, and NC State lost to Louisville.

Top 25:



23. Coastal Carolina

22. State of Oregon

21. Cincinnati

20. Tulane

19. Ole Fraulein


17 oz


15. Notre Dame

14. Utah

13. State of Kansas

12. Washington

11. Tennessee

And the top 10 plus national title odds (courtesy of BetMGM) after week 12:


Penn State Nittany Lions (9-2)

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Week 12: Beat Rutgers, 44-0

National title quotas: N / A

(Nittany Lions Wire)


Oregon Ducks (9-2)

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Week 12: Beat Utah, 20-17

National title quotas: +8,000


Clemson Tigers (10-1)

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Week 12: Beat Miami, 40-10

National title quotas: +2,000

(Clemson wire)


Alabama Crimson Tide (9-2)

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Week 12: Beat Austin Peay, 34-0

National title quotas: N / A

(rolling tide wire)


LSU Tigers (9-2)

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Week 12: Beat UAB, 41-10

National title quotas: +3,000

(LSU wire)


USC Trojans (10-1)

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Week 12: Beat UCLA, 48-45

National title quotas: +2,000


TCU Horned Frogs (11-0)

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Week 12: Beat Baylor, 29-28

National title quotas: +1,500


Michigan Wolverines (11-0)

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Week 12: Beat Illinois, 19-17

National title quotas: +900


Ohio State Buckeyes (11-0)

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Week 12: Beat Maryland, 43-30

National title quotas: +250


Georgia Bulldogs (11-0)

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Week 12: Beat Kentucky, 16-6

National title quotas: -145

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