Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan retained their top-four spots, and Cincinnati and Utah State made their first appearances, in the Week 12 College Football Playoff Rankings.
Week 11 had been cruel to top-10 teams in the playoff era — four top-10 teams lost in Week 11 in each of the last four seasons — but all top-10 teams won last weekend. As a result, there was no movement in the top 10. However, several teams shuffled outside the top 10, including Utah State and Cincinnati making their first-ever appearance in the playoff ranking.
Week 12 College Football Playoff Rankings: