Ranking the Top 25 based on what we saw on the field Saturday, here’s how the Week 12 AP Top 25 should’ve looked. Comments where deserving:

1. Alabama (9-1) — One loss kept Alabama from the top ranking this week, but the Crimson Tide are clearly the best team in college football. Clemson gave up 14 points to Syracuse in the first quarter Saturday. Alabama has allowed just 13 first-quarter points all season.

2. Clemson (10-0) — Unless North Carolina can pull off the major upset in the ACC Championship in a couple of weeks, it looks like Clemson is a lock to go undefeated because let’s be honest, the Tigers aren’t losing to Wake Forest or South Carolina.

3. Ohio State (10-0) — The Buckeyes play their first game against a ranked opponent on Saturday (Alabama has played six). Let’s see if Braxton Miller and company remember how to win a big game against Michigan State at home on Saturday.

4. Oklahoma State (10-0) — The Big 12 will go through Stillwater this season as both TCU and Oklahoma play the Cowboys there in the next two weeks. Oklahoma State’s scare last week against Iowa State could serve as preparation to handle their rivals at home.

5. Iowa (10-0) — Iowa’s schedule is coming into question, meaning the Hawkeyes will have to go undefeated to make the final four. That would include upsetting (and eliminating) Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.

6. Notre Dame (9-1) — Notre Dame has easily the best loss of any one loss team in the nation (Clemson by two) and unless the ACC, Big Ten, and Big 12 all have an undefeated champ (still possible, but unlikely) Notre Dame’s claim is as strong as anybody’s. Just about every fan base will be rooting for Stanford in two weeks.

7. Florida (9-1) — Florida can slip into the top 4 with a win over Alabama in the SEC Championship, but that “if” is as large as Derrick Henry’s rushing total. Florida State could spoil the Gators’ slim hopes in Gainesville a week from Saturday.

8. Oklahoma (9-1) — The Sooners look more and more like this year’s version of Ohio State. QB Baker Mayfield has quietly earned himself a seat at the Heisman ceremony.

9. Baylor (8-1)

10. Michigan State (9-1) — Spartans could wreck the Big Ten’s playoff bid by upsetting Ohio State.

11. TCU (9-1)

12. Houston (10-0)

13. North Carolina (9-1) — No. 12 is the highest North Carolina football has been ranked since 1998. With the top ranking in the preseason college basketball poll, nobody is feeling too sorry for Tar Heel fans.

14. Navy (8-1) — Week 12 marks the third week since 1979 that Navy has been ranked in the AP Top 25. With its only loss to Notre Dame, there’s no reason the Midshipmen should be held out of the Top 10 if they win out.

15. LSU (7-2) — If the Tigers don’t start playing some much better football they could drop out of the Top 25 all together. The Tigers travel to Ole Miss on Saturday to try to salvage what’s left of a disappointing November.

16. Michigan (8-2)

17. Stanford (8-2) — How will the Cardinal’s loss Saturday impact its upcoming game against Notre Dame? The Irish were banking bolstering its playoff resume by beating a one-loss Stanford team that went on to win the Pac-12 championship.

18. FSU (8-2)

19. Utah (8-2)

20. Northwestern (8-2)

21. Wisconsin (8-2)

22. Oregon (7-3)

23. USC (7-3)

24. Arkansas (6-4) — Four losses is a lot to get you in the Week 12 Top 25 but nobody wants to play QB Brandon Allen and the Razorbacks offense right now. Just like last year, coach Bret Bielema has this team playing their best football in November.

25. Ole Miss (7-3) — The Rebels may go down as the only team to beat Alabama this season. That fact alone should keep them in the Top 25 at three losses.