Week 13 - The Internet Does Not Respect Auburn or Mississippi State

The College Football Playoff Committee's official ratings and The Internet's rankings took a major divergence.

For me, I understand where The Internet is coming from a lot more than the CFPC.  Auburn is a two loss team.  Why are they in the top four with so many one loss team, and a couple undefeated teams standing?  I get the argument "well they beat Alabama."  Okay,  Then why is Alabama dropped to five then?  If Alabama is SO good that Auburn defeating them pushes them up to the top four, shouldn't Alabama still be one of the top four teams, with other one loss teams there? 

Further, there are about five to ten  teams ahead of Mississippi State. Fresno State makes more sense at 25 than Mississippi State makes at 24.  It really does feel like they set themselves up to make an argument for Alabama, but then didn't go ahead and make the argument. 

 It really doesn't make sense to me.  Apparently it didn't make sense to The Internet either.  Here are the rankings for posterity:

Wisconsin Badgers 1
Clemson Tigers 2
Oklahoma Sooners 2
Miami Huricanes 4
Alabama Crimson Tide 4
Georgia Bulldogs 4
UCF Knights 7
Penn State Nittany Lions 7
TCU Horn Frogs 7
USC Trojans 7
Washington Huskies 7
Memphis 12
Ohio State Buckeyes 12
Stanford Cardinal 12
Northwestern Wildcats 15
Auburn Tigers 15
LSU Tigers 17
Washington State Cougars 17
Virgina Tech 19
Oklahoma State Cowboys 20
Michigan State Spartans 22
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 23
Michigan Wolverines 24
South Florida Bulls 25
San Diego State Aztecs 25

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The Internet's Official Top 25

Current Ranksort ascending Title High Rank Last Rank
25 Missouri
23 UAB
23 Cincinatti 11 25
22 Iowa 13 24
21 Mississippi State 20 23
20 Florida 7 17
20 Utah 11 18
19 Syracuse 11 22
18 Fresno State 8 25
17 West Virginia 3 10
15 LSU 2 10
14 Kentucky 3 17
14 Northwestern 14 16
13 Texas 4 11
10 Penn State 4 12
9 Washington State 4 5
9 Michigan 4 8
8 Washington 8 12
7 Georgia 3 5
6 UCF 3 5
5 Oklahoma 2 5
4 Ohio State 1 4
3 Notre Dame 1 2
2 Alabama 1 3
1 Clemson 1 1