Check out the highlights from Week 12 of college football and where each team is ranked in the Amway Coaches Poll.
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There is a sense of temporary calm across college football and at the headquarters of the College Football Playoff, where the selection committee unveiled an entirely expected top four with just two weeks left in the regular season.
Alabama again tops the list, maintaining its quest to become the first start-to-finish No. 1 in the short history of the Playoff rankings. Ohio State follows, and then Michigan and Clemson.
Ohio State held onto the No. 2 seed despite a struggle against Michigan State, while Michigan held fast at No. 3 following a sloppy, 20-10 win against Indiana. Clemson remains in control of its destiny in the Atlantic Coast Conference, with a rivalry date with South Carolina preceding a return appearance in the conference championship game.
This was to be expected. The only other team with a possible case to be had for inclusion in this week’s top four was Washington, which bounced back from its only loss, to Southern California, with a smooth win against Arizona State.
“The committee likes what we’ve seen on the field from Washington,” said selection committee chairman Kirby Hocutt. “They are a very talented team. They have two wins against current top-25 teams. Their only loss is to a very talented Southern…
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