After week 12 of the college football season, each of the top four teams in the college football playoffs stands.
No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 TCU will each go into the final week of the regular season undefeated.
Here’s a look at how each team fared and which teams they’ll face to wrap up the 2022 regular season.
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Kentucky slows down No. 1 Georgia
It wasn’t dominant, but Georgia continued its winning streak against Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.
Offensively, the Bulldogs used mostly running play, led by running back Kenny McIntosh, who led the team with 143 rushing yards on 19 carries and notched the team’s only touchdown in the third quarter. The rest of Georgia’s points were off-field goals from Jack Podlesny.
While Georgia’s defense allowed 206 passing yards and a touchdown against Kentucky quarterback Will Levis, the Bulldogs silenced the Wildcats’ running game with 25 carries for 89 yards and recorded five tackles-for-loss.
Georgia’s winning streak now spans 13 games, beginning with the Bulldogs’ College Football Playoff Semifinals win over Michigan.
Georgia will end the 2022 regular season against Georgia Tech on Saturday noon.
No. 2 Ohio State holds against Maryland
After Maryland was 13-10 by the end of the first half, No. 2 Ohio State was able to regroup to claim the 43-30 win.
Offensively, Dallan Hayden led with 146 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries, giving Ohio State a 33-23 lead at 12:36 in the game.
A nine-point swing from a blocked extra point and Taulia Tagovailoa’s second touchdown pass brought the Terrapins back to three.
But a field goal by Noah Ruggles and a stripsack by Zach Harrison, recovered by linebacker Steele Chambers in the end zone, secured Ohio State’s 13-point win.
Ohio State’s winning streak extends to 12, which began in the Rose Bowl against Utah following the Buckeyes’ loss to Michigan in 2021.
The Buckeyes will look to continue their winning streak at home against No. 3 Michigan at noon on Saturday.
No. 3 Michigan secures a last-second win over Illinois
Though it was difficult to keep Illinois from running back Chase Brown and running back Blake Corum left with an injury, No. 3 Michigan still found a way to continue their winning streak by beating the Fighting Illini 19-17 at home.
The Wolverines allowed 140 yards and two touchdowns on Brown’s 29 carries, the fastest yards Michigan has allowed a running back since Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III in 2021.
In the first half, Corum had 103 rushing yards and a touchdown on 17 carries before leaving with an apparent knee injury.
Michigan kicker Jake Moody secured the win with nine seconds remaining with a 35-yard field goal, continuing the Wolverines’ 11-game winning streak that began in the season opener against Colorado State.
The Wolverines take on undefeated Ohio State at noon on Saturday.
No. 4 TCU squeaks from road win over Baylor
The TCU No. 4’s trend towards individual wins continued on Saturday afternoon in Baylor.
The Horned Frogs allowed 501 yards of offense and four touchdowns while their offense had four points and 442 yards.
After Emari Demercado completed a 90-yard touchdown drive with 11 games and 2:07 to go, kicker Griffin Kell secured the win with a 40-yard field goal with no timeouts remaining, giving the Horned Frogs a point win : her fifth game to be decided by eight points or fewer.
TCU will look to continue their 11-game winning streak at home against Iowa State at 4 p.m. Saturday.
College football rankings 2022
Here are the College Football Playoffs rankings with teams’ records updated after Week 12.
- Georgia (11-0)
- Ohio State (11-0)
- Michigan (11-0)
- TCU (11-0)
- Tennessee (9-2)
- LSU (9-2)
- USC (10-1)
- Alabama (9-2)
- Clemson (10-1)
- Utah (8-3)
- Pennsylvania (9-2)
- Oregon (9-2)
- North Carolina (9-2)
- Ole Miss (8-3)
- State of Kansas (8-3)
- UCLA (8-3)
- Washington (9-2)
- Notre Dame (8-3)
- State of Florida (8-3)
- UCF (8-3)
- Tulane (9-2)
- State of Oklahoma (7-4)
- Oregon State (8-3)
- NC state (7-4)
- Cincinnati (9-2)
The Ohio State Football schedule for 2022
- 3 Sept:State of Ohio 21, Notre Dame 10
- September 10:Ohio State 45, Arkansas State 12
- 17 Sep:State of Ohio 77, Toledo 21
- 24 Sept:State of Ohio 52, Wisconsin 21
- 1 Oct: State of Ohio 49, Rutgers 10
- 8 Oct:State of Ohio 49, State of Michigan 20
- 22 Oct: State of Ohio 54, Iowa 10
- 29 Oct:Ohio State 44, Penn State 31
- 5 Nov: State of Ohio 21, Northwest 7
- November 12th: State of Ohio 56, Indiana 14
- November 19: State of Ohio 43, Maryland 30
- November 26: Ohio State vs. Michigan, Columbus, Ohio, noon, FOX