2016 FBS Top 50 Results: Nov. 21 Update

THE TOP 50 FOOTBALL BOWLS SUBDIVISION TEAMS IN WEEK 12

The Top 50 Football Bowls Subdivision college teams for Week 12. Ranking is based on polls (Associated Press media / USA Today-American Football Coaches Association / National Football Foundation-Football Writers Association of America) and independent criteria:

1. ALABAMA (11-0, 7-0 SEC West) (1/1/1) vs. Chattanooga (8-3, 6-2 FCS Southern) Saturday, 31-3. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. No. 17 Auburn (8-3, 5-2 SEC West), 3:30 p.m. (CBS).

2. OHIO STATE (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten East) (2/2/2) won at Michigan State (3-8, 1-7 Big Ten East) Saturday, 17-16. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. No. 4 Michigan (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten East), 12 p.m. (ABC).

3. LOUISVILLE (9-2, 7-2 ACC Atlantic) (3/3/4) lost at No. 31 Houston (9-2, 6-2 American West) Thursday, 36-10. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Kentucky (6-5, 4-4 SEC East), 12 p.m. (ESPN).

4. MICHIGAN (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten East) (4/4/3) beat Indiana (5-6, 3-5 Big Ten East) Saturday, 20-10. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 at No. 2 Ohio State (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten East), 12 p.m. (ABC).

5. CLEMSON (10-1, 7-1 ACC Atlantic) (5/5/5) won at Wake Forest (6-5, 3-4 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 35-13. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. South Carolina (6-5, 3-5 SEC East), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN).

6. WISCONSIN (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten West) (6/6/6) won at Purdue (3-8, 1-7 Big Ten West) Saturday, 49-20. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. No. 43 Minnesota (8-3, 5-3 Big Ten West), 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network).

7. WASHINGTON (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12 North) (7/7/7) beat Arizona State (5-6, 2-6 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 44-18. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 at No. 18 Washington State (8-3, 7-1 Pac-12 North), 3:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

8. OKLAHOMA (9-2, 8-0 Big 12) (8/8/9) won at No. 10 West Virginia (8-2, 5-2 Big 12) Saturday, 56-28. Next game: Saturday, Dec. 3 vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State (9-2, 7-1 Big 12), 12/3:30 p.m. (FOX/FOX Sports 1).

9. PENN STATE (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten East) (9/10/18) won at Rutgers (2-9, 0-8 Big Ten East) Saturday, 39-0. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Michigan State (3-8, 1-7 Big Ten East), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN).

10. WEST VIRGINIA (8-2, 5-2 Big 12) (10/9/10) lost to No. 8 Oklahoma (9-2, 8-0 Big 12) Saturday, 56-28. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 at Iowa State (3-8, 2-6 Big 12), 3:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

11. UTAH (8-3, 5-3 Pac-12 South) (11/11/11t) lost to Oregon (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12 North) Saturday, 30-28. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 at No. 12 Colorado (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12 South), 7:30 p.m. (FOX).

12. COLORADO (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12 South) (12/12/11t) beat No. 18 Washington State (8-3, 7-1 Pac-12 North) Saturday, 38-24. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. No. 11 Utah (8-3, 5-3 Pac-12 South), 7:30 p.m. (FOX).

13. OKLAHOMA STATE (9-2, 7-1 Big 12) (13/13/13) won at Texas Christian (5-5, 3-4 Big 12) Saturday, 31-6. Next game: Saturday, Dec. 3 at No. 8 Oklahoma (9-2, 8-0 Big 12), 12/3:30 p.m. (FOX/FOX Sports 1).

14. LOUISIANA STATE (6-4, 4-3 SEC West) (16/14/15) lost to No. 21 Florida (8-2, 6-2 SEC East) Saturday, 16-10. Next game: Thursday, Nov. 24 at No. 23 Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3 SEC West), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN).

15. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (8-3, 7-2 Pac-12 South) (15/19/14) won at UCLA (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 36-14. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Notre Dame (4-7 Independent), 3:30 p.m. (ABC).

16. WESTERN MICHIGAN (11-0, 7-0 MAC West) (14/21/16t) beat Buffalo (2-8, 1-5 MAC East) Saturday, 38-0. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 vs. No. 38 Toledo (9-2, 6-1 MAC West), 5 p.m. (ESPNU).

17. AUBURN (8-3, 5-2 SEC West) (18/16/16t) vs. Alabama A&M (4-7, 4-5 FCS SWAC East) Saturday, 55-0. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 at No. 1 Alabama (11-0, 7-0 SEC West), 3:30 p.m. (CBS).

18. WASHINGTON STATE (8-3, 7-1 Pac-12 North) (20/20/19) lost at No. 12 Colorado (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 38-24. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 vs. No. 7 Washington (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12 North), 3:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

19. FLORIDA STATE (8-3, 5-3 ACC Atlantic) (17/15/20) won at Syracuse (4-7, 2-5 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 45-14. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. No. 21 Florida (8-2, 6-2 SEC East), 8 p.m. (ABC).

20. NEBRASKA (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten West) (19/17/18) beat Maryland (5-6, 2-6 Big Ten East) Saturday, 28-7. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 at No. 24 Iowa (7-4, 5-3 Big Ten West), 3:30 p.m. (ABC).

21. FLORIDA (8-2, 6-2 SEC East) (21/18/23) won at No. 14 Louisiana State (6-4, 4-3 SEC West) Saturday, 16-10. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 at No. 19 Florida State (8-3, 5-3 ACC Atlantic), 8 p.m. (ABC).

22. BOISE STATE (10-1, 6-1 MW Mountain) (22/23/22) beat UNLV (4-7, 3-4 MW West) Friday, 42-25. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 at No. 42 Air Force (8-3, 4-3 MW Mountain), 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

23. TEXAS A&M (8-3, 4-3 SEC West) (23/22/21) beat Texas San Antonio (5-6, 4-3 C-USA West) Saturday, 23-10. Next game: Thursday, Nov. 24 vs. No. 14 Louisiana State (6-4, 4-3 SEC West), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN).

24. IOWA (7-4, 5-3 Big Ten West) (36/37/nr) won at Illinois (3-8, 2-6 Big Ten West) Saturday, 28-0. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 vs. No. 20 Nebraska (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten West), 3:30 p.m. (ABC).

25. PITTSBURGH (7-4, 4-3 ACC Coastal) (33/33/24t) beat Duke (4-7, 1-6 ACC Coastal) Saturday, 56-14. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Syracuse (4-7, 2-5 ACC Atlantic), 3 p.m. (ACC-RSN).

26. SAN DIEGO STATE (9-2, 6-1 MW West) (24/25/nr) lost at No. 41 Wyoming (8-3, 6-1 MW Mountain) Saturday, 34-33. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Colorado State (6-5, 4-3 MW Mountain), 9 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

27. TENNESSEE (8-3, 4-3 SEC East) (29/31/24t) beat Missouri (3-8, 1-6 SEC East) Saturday, 63-37. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 at Vanderbilt (5-6, 2-5 SEC East), 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network).

28. NORTH CAROLINA (8-3, 5-2 ACC Coastal) (27/24/nr) beat The Citadel (10-1, 8-0 FCS Southern) Saturday, 41-7. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 vs. North Carolina State (5-6, 2-4 ACC Atlantic), 12 p.m. (ESPN).

29. SOUTH FLORIDA (9-2, 6-1 American East) (34/27t/nr) won at Southern Methodist (5-6, 3-4 American West) Saturday, 35-27. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. UCF (6-5, 4-3 American East), 12 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

30. NAVY (8-2, 6-1 American West) (30/27t/nr) won at East Carolina (3-8, 1-6 American East) Saturday, 66-31. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 at Southern Methodist (5-6, 3-4 American West), 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU).

31. HOUSTON (9-2, 6-2 American West) (26/26/nr) beat No. 3 Louisville (9-2, 7-2 ACC Atlantic) Thursday, 36-10. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 at Memphis (7-4, 4-3 American West), 12 p.m. (ABC).

32. TROY (8-2, 5-1 Sun Belt) (25/30/nr) lost to Arkansas State (6-4, 6-0 Sun Belt) Thursday, 35-3. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 at Texas State (2-8, 0-6 Sun Belt), 4 p.m. (ESPN3).

33. STANFORD (8-3, 6-3 Pac-12 North) (31/32/nr) won at California (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12 North) Saturday, 45-31. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Rice (3-8, 2-6 C-USA West), 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

34. VIRGINIA TECH (8-3, 6-2 ACC Coastal) (28/29/nr) won at Notre Dame (4-7 Independent) Saturday, 34-31. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Virginia (2-9, 1-6 ACC Coastal), 12 p.m. (ESPN2).

35. ARKANSAS (7-4, 3-4 SEC West) (35/34/nr) won at Mississippi State (4-7, 2-5 SEC West) Saturday, 58-42. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 at Missouri (3-8, 1-6 SEC East), 2:30 p.m. (CBS).

36. WESTERN KENTUCKY (8-3, 6-1 C-USA East) (32/nr/nr) was idle. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 at Marshall (3-8, 2-5 C-USA), 7 p.m. (ESPNU).

37. TEMPLE (8-3, 6-1 American East) (nr/nr/nr) won at Tulane (3-8, 0-7 American West) Saturday, 31-0. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. East Carolina (3-8, 1-6 American East), 7:30 p.m. (ESPNews).

38. TOLEDO (9-2, 6-1 MAC West) (nr/35/nr) beat Ball State (4-7, 1-6 MAC West) Wednesday, 37-19. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 at No. 16 Western Michigan (11-0, 7-0 MAC West), 5 p.m. (ESPNU).

39. LOUISIANA TECH (8-3, 6-1 C-USA West) (nr/nr/nr) was idle. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 at Southern Mississippi (5-6, 3-4 C-USA West), 4 p.m. (ESPNews).

40. BAYLOR (6-4, 3-4 Big 12) (nr/36/nr) lost to No. 47 Kansas State (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) Saturday, 42-21. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 vs. Texas Tech (4-7, 2-6 Big 12) at Arlington, Texas (AT&T Stadium), 6 p.m. (ESPN).

41. WYOMING (8-3, 6-1 MW Mountain) (nr/nr/nr) beat No. 26 San Diego State (9-2, 6-1 MW West) Saturday, 34-33. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 at No. 48 New Mexico (7-4, 5-2 MW Mountain), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU).

42. AIR FORCE (8-3, 4-3 MW Mountain) (nr/nr/nr) won at San Jose State (3-8, 2-5 MW West) Saturday, 41-38. Next game: Friday, Nov. 25 vs. No. 22 Boise State (10-1, 6-1 MW Mountain), 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

43. MINNESOTA (8-3, 5-3 Big Ten West) (38/nr/nr) beat Northwestern (5-6, 4-4 Big Ten West) Saturday, 29-12. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 at No. 6 Wisconsin (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten West), 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network).

44. MIAMI, FLA. (7-4, 4-3 ACC Coastal) (nr/nr/nr) won at North Carolina State (5-6, 2-5 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 27-13. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Duke (4-7, 1-6 ACC Coastal), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2).

45. OHIO (7-4, 5-2 MAC East) (nr/nr/nr) lost at Central Michigan (6-5, 3-4 MAC West) Tuesday, 27-20. Next game: Tuesday, Nov. 22 vs. Akron (5-6, 3-4 MAC East), 7 p.m. (ESPNU).

46. BRIGHAM YOUNG (7-4 Independent) (nr/nr/nr) beat Massachusetts (2-9 Independent) Saturday, 51-9. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Utah State (3-8, 1-7 MW Mountain), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU).

47. KANSAS STATE (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) (nr/nr/nr) won at No. 40 Baylor (6-4, 3-4 Big 12) Saturday, 42-21. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Kansas (2-9, 1-7 Big 12), 12 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

48. NEW MEXICO (7-4, 5-2 MW Mountain) (nr/nr/nr) lost at Colorado State (6-5, 4-3 MW Mountain) Saturday, 49-31. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. No. 41 Wyoming (8-3, 6-1 MW Mountain), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU).

49. OLD DOMINION (8-3, 6-1 C-USA East) (nr/nr/nr) won at Florida Atlantic (3-8, 2-5 C-USA East) Saturday, 42-24. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Florida International (4-7, 4-3 C-USA East), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

50. ARMY (6-5 Independent) (nr/nr/nr) beat Morgan State (2-8, 2-4 FCS Mid-Eastern) Saturday, 60-3. Next game: Saturday, Dec. 10 vs. No. 30 Navy (8-2, 6-1 American West) at Baltimore, Md. (M&T Bank Stadium), 3 p.m. (CBS).

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