NFP Top 25

One undefeated team remains from the Power Five conferences, as Mississippi State suffered its first loss of the season when the Bulldogs were unable to snag a road win in Tuscaloosa. Florida State, however, once again overcame a large deficit to beat Miami (FL) on the road and remain on path to make the inaugural College Football Playoff.

There are only a few Saturdays remaining in the regular season, which means we are in the stretch run of the 2014 campaign. Which teams are best-positioned to compete in the four-team dance for the national title?

After 12 weeks of play, let's take a look at the National Football Post's newest Top 25.

2014 record in parentheses and last week’s ranking in brackets.

1. Florida State (10-0) [2]

2. Oregon (9-1) [3]

3. Alabama (9-1) [4]

4. TCU (9-1) [5]

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5. Mississippi State (9-1) [1]

6. Baylor (8-1) [7]

7. Ole Miss (8-2) [10]

8. Ohio State (9-1) [8]

9. Georgia (8-2) [12]

10. UCLA (8-2) [18]

11. Arizona State (8-2) [6]

12. Arizona (8-2) [13]

13. Kansas State (7-2) [14]

14. Michigan State (8-2) [16]

15. Wisconsin (8-2) [23]

16. Auburn (7-3) [9]

17. Georgia Tech (9-2) [24]

18. Nebraska (8-2) [11]

19. Marshall (10-0) [21]

20. Colorado State (9-1) [22]

21. Utah (7-3) [NR]

22. USC (7-3) [NR]

23. Oklahoma (7-3) [25]

24. Clemson (7-3) [17]

25. Notre Dame (7-3) [15]

The next five: Louisville (7-3), Missouri (8-2), Duke (8-2), LSU (7-4) and West Virginia (6-4).

Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.

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