Tuesday, November 15, 2011

College Football 2011, Preweek 12

Week 12 Polls and Match-ups.

Everyone in the Top 25 is in action this week. Only West Virginia, on the Plus Four list, is idle.

A couple of teams are facing FCS opponents with the Alabama Georgia Southern match being the best of that group.

There are a few interesting pairings among the ranked teams: #4 Oregon vs #18 Southern California; #5 Oklahoma vs #25 Baylor; and #17 Nebraska vs #20 Michigan

The Mid-American Conference and Conference USA own the mid-week period this time of year with games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. One, sometimes two of the Thursday games and Friday games, however, feature one or more of the Top 25 teams. This week #9 Virginia Tech hosts North Carolina on Thursday and #2 Oklahoma State plays at Iowa State on Friday. Makes for a long, long weekend if you're a football fan. Especially with the NFL playing all day and night Sunday, Monday night and Thursday night, too.

(Polls are AP, Coaches’, the CBSSports120 and the BCS. NR = not ranked)

1/1/2/1 LSU (10-0) The Tigers hit the road to play the Mississippi Rebels (2-8).

2/2/1/2 Oklahoma State (10-0) The Cowboys play in Ames against the Iowa State Cyclones (5-4) on Friday night.

3/3/4/3 Alabama (9-1) The Tide will host the Georgia Southern Eagles (9-1).

4/4/5/4 Oregon (9-1) The Ducks host the #18 Trojans of Southern California (8-2).

5/5/3/5 Oklahoma (8-1) The Sooners will be on the road against the #25 Baylor Bears (6-3).

6/6/10/6 Arkansas (9-1) The Razorbacks host the #22 Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-5).

7/8/12/7 Clemson (9-1) The Tigers are on the road to face the North Carolina State Wolfpack (5-5).

8/9/7/9 Stanford (9-1) The Cardinal host the California Golden Bears (6-4).

9/7/8/8 Virginia Tech (9-1) The Hokies will host the Tarheels of North Carolina (6-4) on Thursday night.

10/11/6/10 Boise State (8-1) The Broncos are on the west coast playing the San Diego State Aztecs (6-3).

11/10/9/11 Houston (10-0) The Cougars will host the Southern Methodist Mustangs (6-4)

12/12/22/15 Michigan State (8-2) The Spartans will host the Indiana Hoosiers (1-9).

13/15/17/14 Georgia (8-2) The Bulldogs host the Kentucky Wildcats (4-6).

14/14/14/12 South Carolina (8-2) The Gamecocks will be hosting The Citadel Bulldogs (4-6).

15/13/24/17 Wisconsin (8-2) The Badgers will play on the road against the Fighting Illini of Illinois (6-4).

16/17/13/13 Kansas State (8-2) The Wildcats are on the road to face the Texas Longhorns (6-3).

17/16/19/16 Nebraska (8-2) The Cornhuskers are on the road to play the #20 Michigan Wolverines (8-2).

18/NR/16/NR Southern California (8-2) The Trojans play the #4 Oregon Ducks (9-1) in Eugene.

19/19/18/19 TCU (8-2) The Horned Frogs host the Colorado State Rams (3-6).

20/18/11/18 Michigan (8-2) The Wolverines will host the #17 Cornhuskers of Nebraska (8-2).

21/21/23/21 Penn State (8-2) The Nittany Lions will on the road to face the Ohio State Buckeyes (6-4).

22/20/15/20 Southern Mississippi (9-1) The Bulldogs will be on the road against the #6 Arkansas Razorbacks (9-1).

23/22/NR/25 Florida State (7-3) The Seminoles will host the Virginia Cavaliers (7-3).

24/25/20/NR Notre Dame (7-3) The Irish will host the Eagles of Boston College (3-7).

25/NR/NR/22 Baylor (6-3) The Bears host the #5 Oklahoma Sooners (8-1).

NR/24/NR/NR West Virginia (7-3) The Mountaineers are idle this week.

NR/NR/21/23 Texas (6-3) The Longhorns will host the #16 Kansas State Wildcats (8-2).

NR/NR/25/NR Tulsa (7-3) The Golden Hurricane will be on the road against the UTEP Miners (5-5).

NR/NR/NR/24 Auburn (6-4) The Tigers will host the Samford Bulldogs (6-4).

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