Entering Week 12, the second-to-last regular-season week for most teams (and all contending teams), nine teams are alive for the playoff. The Big 12, Big Ten and SEC have two teams apiece, while the ACC and Pac-12 have one — Notre Dame is the lone independent. With a light schedule this weekend, it's possible all nine teams will advance to Week 13.
First, here are the nine teams still alive for the playoff entering Week 12:
And here are the 121 teams eliminated from playoff contention: