Seems as though beating three top 25 teams, two of which were played on the road, impressed the College Football Playoff committee on Tuesday. The Ducks, with their big win over Utah, leapt up to #2 (from #4), surpassing undefeated Florida State in the process.
As the Week #12 rankings came out, undefeated Mississippi State kept their top position, while the Oregon came in second. Florida State moved down a spot to #3, while TCU jumped into the top four for the first time this season at #4.
The Pac-12 is well represented. Arizona State sits at #6, UCLA #11, Arizona #14 and Utah #23. The Ducks are off this week, before taking on Colorado on November 22.