Most key college football contests on the Week 12 slate didn’t live up to their billing. However, the USA TODAY AFCA Coaches poll results provided some insight into the new USA TODAY Sports AFCA Poll.

Georgia and Alabama remain the top-two spots, with the SEC championship match set for them. Bulldogs are still the top pick. The West Division was won by the Crimson Tide, despite Arkansas’ stiff challenge.

Ohio State climbs to the No. After passing then-No. 8 Michigan State and the Spartans slide to No. 13. Cincinnati climbs to No. 4 despite its rout of SMU, arguably the Bearcats’ most complete performance since their October victory at Notre Dame.

They climb to No. They are just eight points above No. 6 Michigan. If they beat Ohio State, the Wolverines will be in the top five.

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Three Big 12 teams make up the rest of Top 10. No. On the eve the annual Bedlam Showdown, 7 Oklahoma State leads the group with No. 9 Oklahoma. Baylor has risen to the No. Baylor is back up to No. 10 and could play for the title of conference champion. The No. 1 Big 12 player is among the trio. 8 Mississippi, which can’t win the SEC but is well-positioned for a major bowl invitation if it gets past Mississippi State in what should be an entertaining Egg Bowl clash Thursday night.

Utah moves up six places in the poll to become No. 19. The Ducks dropped six spots to No. 19 following a convincing win against Oregon. 11, but the Utes could win a rematch by defeating archrival Oregon State. Wake Forest is the worst offenders, dropping nine places to No. 21 after losing at Clemson.

Arkansas is replaced by No. 25 Kentucky.



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