College Football Rankings: Brett McMurphy’s Week 12 AP Top 25 Poll Ballot vs. Our Betting Power Ratings
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Georgia, Ohio State and Michigan remain atop my Associated Press Top 25 ballot this week, but I moved TCU up to No. 4 and dropped Tennessee to No. 5.
The Horned Frogs, despite being a touchdown underdog at Texas, dominated the Longhorns to remain undefeated. LSU, Alabama and North Carolina moved into my top 10 after losses by Ole Miss, Oregon and UCLA.
Four teams also dropped out of my rankings this week: NC State, Texas, Illinois and Liberty. They were replaced by Oregon State, UTSA, Coastal Carolina and Cincinnati.
Here is my complete AP Top 25 ballot compared to Action Network’s senior writer Collin Wilson’s betting power ratings.
Brett McMurphy's Week 12 AP Top 25 Ballot
AP denotes Brett McMurphy's Associated Press Top 25 ballot.
PR denotes Collin Wilson's College Football Betting Power Ratings.
Collin agrees with my top three teams — and pretty much everyone else’s top three — of Georgia, Ohio State and Michigan.
However, Collin’s power ratings have Tennessee No. 4, Alabama No. 5 and TCU No. 6. I have the Crimson Tide ranked No. 7.
Collin does not have the remainder of my top 10 in the top 10 of his betting power ratings. Our biggest disagreement is North Carolina. I have the Tar Heels No. 10, and Collin has UNC No. 27.
For my teams ranked between Nos. 10-20, Collin and I have similar rankings for Penn State, Clemson, Oregon, UCLA, Florida State, Ole Miss, UCF and Notre Dame. We have them within eight spots of each other’s rankings.
The biggest discrepancy is Tulane. After the Green Wave’s loss to UCF, I dropped Tulane to No. 20. Collin rates the Green Wave No. 47.
As usual, Collin and I have little agreement pertaining to the final five teams on my ballot. Only Kansas State — I have the Wildcats No. 21, Collin has KSU No. 19 — is in the same neighborhood.
The biggest differences involve a couple of Group of Five teams that debuted on my ballot this week. I have UTSA No. 23 (Collin, No. 62) and Coastal Carolina No. 24 (Collin, No. 71).
Also, Collin had six teams in the top 25 of his betting power ratings that I did not rank on my Top 25 ballot this week: No. 11 Texas, No. 17 Baylor, No. 18 Oklahoma, No. 21 Minnesota, No. 22 Wisconsin and No. 25 Oklahoma State.