2015 College Football Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 11 Edition

By Tire Rack

College Football Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 11

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A few showdowns highlighted the scene in Week 10, which means the rankings were basically destroyed this weekend.

By the way, welcome to the College Football Playoff discussion, Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Things are about to get all kinds of weird the rest of the way. Therefore, fans should enjoy the rest of the 2015 college football season with ease.

25. Temple Owls

Temple v SMU
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25. Temple Owls

Temple v SMU
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Temple is back in the top 25. It's well-deserved, might we add.

24. Memphis Tigers

Mississippi v Memphis
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24. Memphis Tigers

Mississippi v Memphis
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Memphis dropped its first game of 2015. Therefore, it can kiss its dream of making the playoff goodbye. It was one heck of a ride while it lasted.

23. Navy Midshipmen

East Carolina v Navy
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23. Navy Midshipmen

East Carolina v Navy
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The Navy Midshipmen handed Memphis its first loss of 2015, and are naturally ahead of it in the rankings for Week 11.

22. Northwestern Wildcats

Penn State v Northwestern
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22. Northwestern Wildcats

Penn State v Northwestern
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The Northwestern Wildcats likely aren't going to be making the Big 10 title this season, but they did knock off Penn State this week. Pretty solid win.

21. Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin v Illinois
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21. Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin v Illinois
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The Wisconsin Badgers can really finish off their season strong by knocking off Northwestern next. After that, they get Minnesota on the road.

20. Florida State Seminoles

Florida State v Clemson
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20. Florida State Seminoles

Florida State v Clemson
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Everything was still in play for Florida State entering this week, which included the ACC title game and quite possibly the playoff. However, the Seminoles went down against Clemson, and all of those dreams went down the drain as well.

19. North Carolina Tar Heels

Duke v North Carolina
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19. North Carolina Tar Heels

Duke v North Carolina
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North Carolina made a monster statement this week with a 66-31 victory over Duke. Apparently, the Tar Heels want to play in the ACC title game.

18. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State
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18. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs can really shake-up the playoff race by knocking off Alabama next. The Bulldogs get that game at home ... just in case you were wondering.

17. UCLA Bruins

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17. UCLA Bruins

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The UCLA Bruins are still alive in the Pac-12 race. They are down by one game against Utah, and luckily get to take on the Utes on Nov. 21.

16. Houston Cougars

Cincinnati v Houston
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16. Houston Cougars

Cincinnati v Houston
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If Houston does one simple thing, it will shoot up the rankings. That one simple thing is none other than going undefeated.

15. Michigan Wolverines

Rutgers v Michigan
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15. Michigan Wolverines

Rutgers v Michigan
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Michigan still has a shot at the Big Ten title. Just remember that.

14. Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma v Kansas
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14. Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma v Kansas
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The Oklahoma Sooners got their final tune-up game out of the way. Now, bring on Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State.

13. Utah Utes

Oregon State v Utah
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13. Utah Utes

Oregon State v Utah
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If Utah wins out, it will make the Pac-12 title game. Playing that "if" game can be rather dangerous, though.

12. TCU Horned Frogs

TCU v Oklahoma State
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12. TCU Horned Frogs

TCU v Oklahoma State
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TCU's College Football Playoff ranking wasn't ideal, but the Horned Frogs still likely would have made the playoff if they went undefeated. Good luck achieving that goal now...

11. Michigan State Spartans

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11. Michigan State Spartans

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Michigan State still might win the Big 10, but making the playoff is likely out of the question now. That is a major bummer considering the Spartans entered the week perfect.

10. Florida Gators

Vanderbilt v Florida
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10. Florida Gators

Vanderbilt v Florida
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The Florida Gators survived and advanced, and now they will be playing in the SEC title game. This program has gotten back on the map in a major way in 2015, wouldn't you agree?

9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame v Pittsburgh
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9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame v Pittsburgh
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According to the CFP committee, Notre Dame is the fifth-best team in this sport. Apparently, it just needs to win out and it will be set.

8. Stanford Cardinal

Stanford v Colorado
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8. Stanford Cardinal

Stanford v Colorado
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Stanford and Notre Dame still have to meet up in 2015. First, the Cardinal have to play Oregon and California, which means they could fly up the rankings with victories in those games, or completely fall off the map with losses.

7. LSU Tigers

LSU v Alabama
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7. LSU Tigers

LSU v Alabama
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What Alabama did to LSU and Leonard Fournette just isn't right. But it happened.

Believe it or not, the SEC title game and playoff are still in play for the Tigers — because SEC football.

6. Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa v Indiana
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6. Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa v Indiana
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There are now only two undefeated teams left in the Big 10 ... and Iowa just so happens to be one of them.

5. Baylor Bears

Baylor v Kansas State
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5. Baylor Bears

Baylor v Kansas State
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Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and TCU. Those are the Bears' next three opponents. Who's ready for some entertaining Big 12 football?

4. Oklahoma State Cowboys

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4. Oklahoma State Cowboys

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Thanks to many key teams going down and a huge Oklahoma State win in Week 10, the Cowboys were arguably the biggest winner. Oklahoma State is still undefeated, and it also has a 20-point victory over TCU on its resume. Take note, CFP committee.

3. Alabama Crimson Tide

LSU v Alabama
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3. Alabama Crimson Tide

LSU v Alabama
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If you think Alabama is overrated, you might want to rethink that thought process. The Crimson Tide continue to win the big showdowns. This week, they took down the Heisman leader and LSU.

2. Clemson Tigers

Florida State v Clemson
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2. Clemson Tigers

Florida State v Clemson
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Clemson continues to pass all of its tests. It has a clear shot at the playoff and the committee is certainly not going to deny it a spot if it goes undefeated.

1. Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State v Rutgers
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1. Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State v Rutgers
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Another week, another win. Style points might be key, but good luck denying the defending national champs a spot in the playoff if they end the regular season with a perfect record.

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