SEC dominates Week 12 GC Top 25

By: PETE BETZ

After another wild weekend of high-profile contenders losing their games, Week 12 sees the rise to power of the SEC West. Oklahoma State got things rolling by losing to Iowa State for the first time in decades, followed by Top 10 mates Oregon, Oklahoma and Clemson going under. LSU remains atop the leader board, followed closely by Alabama and Arkansas. The Tigers are still the unanimous choice for No. 1.

We’ve gathered a handful of our esteemed Gator Country members and asked them to pick their own Top 25, so we can put together our very own Top 25 poll! This week, we had seven participants who took the time to put together a ballot for us.

Arkansas gained the most this week, moving up to No. 3, and the Cardinal slips back into the Top 5 with all the chaos ahead of it, checking in at No. 4. Oklahoma State only slipped to No. 5 after its overtime loss. 

Boise State and Houston continue to hover in favorable spots as non-AQ representatives, occupying the No. 6 and No. 8 spots. Virginia Tech is at No. 7 after a close win, and Oregon and Oklahoma descend to Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.

The SEC has three teams in the Top 10, and five in the GC Top 25. South Carolina remains at No. 12, tied with SEC East champion Georgia.

Here is the complete Gator Country Top 25 for Week 12:

Gator Country’s Top 25 – Week 12
RKTeam (1st place votes)PTSRECPR
1LSU Tigers (13)17511-01
2Alabama Crimson Tide16810-13
3Arkansas Razorbacks16110-16
4Stanford Cardinal14710-18
5Oklahoma State Cowboys13410-12
6Boise State Broncos1329-111
7Virginia Tech Hokies13010-110
8Houston Cougars12811-09
9Oregon Ducks1239-24
10Oklahoma Sooners1128-25
11Michigan State Spartans1029-213
12South Carolina Gamecocks939-212
12Georgia Bulldogs939-215
14Wisconsin Badgers899-216
15Kansas State Wildcats719-214
16Michigan Wolverines599-218
17Clemson Tigers589-27
18Penn State Nittany Lions549-220
19USC Trojans519-222
20TCU Horned Frogs489-219
21Baylor Bears457-324
22Nebraska Cornhuskers318-317
23Notre Dame Fighting Irish178-3NR
24Virginia Cavaliers168-3NR
25Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets148-325
Also receiving votes: West Virginia(11), Tulsa (5), Arkansas State (3), Florida State (2), Auburn (2), Southern Miss (1)
Dropped from rankings: Southern Miss, Florida State