Shakeup would be a huge understatement in describing the way the Top 25 college football schedule played out last week.
The No. 2, 3 and 4 teams in the College Football Playoff standings each lost. We’ll find out which teams replaced them Tuesday night when the next batch of rankings are released. In the meantime, check out this week’s AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches Poll.
Could we be in store for more of the same in Week 12?
No. 6 Louisville plays at Houston — a Tom Herman-team many thought would be battling for a playoff spot this season.
Two Top 25 matchups are featured this week with Washington State playing at Colorado and Oklahoma traveling to West Virginia.
Here’s a look at this week’s Top 25 college football schedule with TV and online streaming information.
College Football Playoff rankings used
Top 25 college football schedule
No. 6 Louisville at Houston, 8 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN
UNLV at No. 22 Boise State, 9 p.m., ESPN2/WatchESPN
Texas-San Antonio at No. 8 Texas A&M, noon, ESPN2/WatchESPN
No. 13 Oklahoma State at TCU, Noon, FS1
No. 5 Ohio State at Michigan State, Noon, ESPN/WatchESPN
Maryland at No. 19 Nebraska, noon, ESPNNews/WatchESPN
No. 7 Wisconsin at Purdue, noon, ABC/WatchESPN
Florida at No. 24 LSU, 1 p.m., SEC Network/WatchESPN
Oregon at No. 15 Utah, 2 p.m., Pac-12 Network
Buffalo at No. 21 Western Michigan, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU/WatchESPN
No. 14 Virginia Tech at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m., NBC
Indiana at No. 3 Michigan, 3:30 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN
No. 18 Florida State at Syracuse, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2/WatchESPN
The Citadel at No. 17 North Carolina, 3:30 p.m., ACC Network
No. 23 Washington State at No. 12 Colorado, 3:30 p.m., Fox/Fox Sports Go
Chattanooga at No. 1 Alabama, 7 p.m., ESPN2/WatchESPN
No. 2 Clemson at Wake Forest, 7 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN
No. 25 Arkansas at Mississippi State, 7 p.m., ESPNU/WatchESPN
Alabama A&M at No. 9 Auburn, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network/WatchESPN
Arizona State at No. 4 Washington, 7:30 p.m., Fox/Fox Sports Go
No. 11 Oklahoma at No. 16 West Virginia, 8 p.m., ABC/WatchESPN
No. 10 Penn State at Rutgers, 8 p.m., Big Ten Network
No. 20 USC at UCLA, 10:30 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN
Three things to watch
1. After losing to Penn State and edging Northwestern by four points, Ohio State has a pair of 62-3 wins the past two weeks (against Nebraska and Maryland) and looks like the team no one wants to play. Expect the Buckeyes to move into the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night. They play Michigan State this week on the road. The Spartans have struggled and it should serve mostly as a tuneup for the following week’s showdown against Michigan.
2. Louisville has an opportunity to capitalize on Clemson’s shocking loss last week to Pittsburgh. Clemson holds the tie-breaker in the ACC’s Atlantic Division with its win against Louisville if both finish with one loss in conference play. But the Cardinals will be on the spot to win Thursday at Houston and do it in a way that says “hey, we’re better than the Tigers.”
3. Can a pair of two-loss teams work their way into the playoff equation? Wisconsin plays at Purdue this week and Oklahoma is at West Virginia. The Badgers will be expected to take care of business and they need to do that with Ohio State and Michigan still ranked ahead of them. The Sooners-Mountaineers matchup is a battle of top 10 teams and with a convincing win for the Sooners (or Mountaineers), could a Big 12 team get back in the playoff picture?