College Football Rankings 2013: Projecting Week 12's Top 25 Teams

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College Football Rankings 2013: Projecting Week 12's Top 25 Teams
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

It happens every year—at least when we're lucky—and last year, it happened at this precise moment.

With the 2012 season hurtling toward BCS controversy, Week 11 saw undefeated teams start to drop like flies, breaking the seal for a number of upsets that followed and eventually setting up a BCS National Championship Game that included a team with one loss.

Alabama lost for the first time in 13 games, falling to some unknown quarterback named Johnny Manziel, and Louisville got thrashed by Syracuse. The following week, Oregon lost to Stanford and Kansas State lost to Baylor—and just like that, there was only one bowl-eligible team, Notre Dame, with zero losses.

The schedule is set for similar chaos in 2013, with three undefeated teams and national title contenders—Alabama, Oregon and Baylor—all facing, perhaps, their toughest remaining test of the season.

Will Week 11, once again, be the one that defines the season? Or will chalk continue to reign supreme?

Here's a guess at what the wreckage might look like.

Note: Projections are for the Week 12 AP Poll, not the BCS rankings.

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