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College Football Power Rankings: Top 5 College Football Teams After Week 11

College Football power rankings and complete breakdown. Sure, we know how the polls have them ranked, but which teams are really the top five in the nation? Let's take a look at College Football power rankings to find out.
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College Football Power Rankings: Top 5 College Football Teams After Week 11

Week 11 of college football is in the books, so it's time to immediately react to what we saw and give our college football power rankings as we head into Week 12.

I'm sure most people have the same five teams in their top five, but it may surprise you a bit to see how our college football power rankings are organized. With the exception of Georgia, who is the best team in the country by a wide margin.

So, where does your favorite team rank in the college football power rankings? Find out below.

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College Football Power Rankings

1. Georgia

This should surprise pretty much no one. Georgia is the No. 1 team in our college football power rankings and I'd challenge you to find power rankings that they don't top. We knew the Dawgs were good, but their dominating win over Tennessee was the icing on the cake. I wonder about their offense moving forward, but I know that their defense is the best in the country and gives them the edge over any team they face, this week, a win over Mississippi State was just another impressive showing to add to their resume as they made a solid SEC team look completely pedestrian.

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2. Tennessee

This may shock some, but I don't really know why. Imagine for a second that Tennessee lost to Georgia in Week 1 and proceeded to go on a tear through the SEC. We'd all be talking about how unbeatable they look and how their only struggle was against one of the best defenses in the country. This loss to UGA two weeks ago doesn't make me shy away from calling them the No. 2 team in the country The Vols have five wins against teams ranked in the Top 25. They've beaten teams like LSU and Kentucky, easily. This week, they struggled at the start a bit with Missouri but they took care of business in blowout fashion. It's a shame we can't see them take on Georgia again in the SEC title game, but I have a feeling we will see the rematch in the College Football Playoff.

3. Ohio State

The only reason I even have Ohio State at 3 is that I don't have another team to put ahead of them. I tried with all my might to put Michigan at No. 3, but the issue with Ohio State is the same as Michigan, neither team has played anyone. Both teams boast a win over Penn State as their best victory, but I'm not about to give you credit for beating Sean Clifford. Ohio State is here based on their pure talent, but it's also why I'm hesitant about them. I am officially not a CJ Stroud believer. I think, when he's surrounded by insane talent, as he is at Ohio State, he can get the ball to his playmakers in space for them to make plays. But, he's also the same guy that just threw for 76 yards against Northwestern (I know it was windy). Am I supposed to be impressed by a hard-fought win against an average Notre Dame team in Week 1? I need to see more from the Buckeyes before I consider putting them ahead of Tennessee and a lopsided win over Indiana this week isn't gonna do it.

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4. Michigan

Blake Corum and Ronnie Bell are both very good at football. But, when it comes down to it, you need QB play to win important football games in December and January and I don't think JJ McCarthy is a guy that can take over a game by himself. The Michigan defense is solid, as always, and they have good pieces around McCarthy, but if he has to make a play in crunch time I'll be betting on the defense. This week's win over Nebraska doesn't do anything for me, but I do think that if they can look good in a win over Illinois then I may have to bump them up a notch ahead of OSU next week. It's all really irrelevant because we'll know exactly who the better football team is by 3:30 pm ET on November 26 after they face off in the horseshoe at noon.

5. TCU

I can hear the anger from TCU fans now, but I don't mean ranking them at No. 5 in the college football power rankings as a slight. I like the Horned Frogs about as much as I like Michigan and Ohio State so far this year. I have them at No. 5 because they don't have the same top-end talent as the other two teams I just mentioned. Having said that, they have had a more difficult schedule than Michigan and Ohio State to this point, so if you wanted to have them ahead of either team I won't argue. The thing is, they aren't in the same conversation as Georgia and Tennessee right now, so it doesn't matter all that much. I want to give them props for the win against Texas this week, but you have no clue what you're getting from the Longhorns on a week-to-week basis so a victory over them doesn't move the needle as much for me as it does others. The good news for TCU is that both Michigan and Ohio State have to lose at some point, so they should easily be a top-4 team if they win out.


Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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