College football Power Rankings for Week 13

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With Nick Saban examination from home, Alabama continued a prevalence this deteriorate with a 42-13 subjection of Auburn on Saturday to sojourn atop ESPN’s Week 13 college football Power Rankings.

Sarah Fuller and Jaret Patterson lead history-making, record-breaking adversary weekend

  • College Football Playoff picks after Week 13

  • Saban was isolating after contrast certain for COVID-19 final week, though Alabama didn’t skip a kick though a conduct coach, and it has now won any of a past 4 games by during slightest 29 points.

    The usually transformation among a tip 4 teams this week was Clemson jumping Ohio State into a No. 3 spot. The Buckeyes had their second diversion in a past 3 weeks canceled.

    1. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0)

    The Crimson Tide remained dominant with a 42-13 win during home over Auburn, that had won dual of a past 3 Iron Bowl showdowns entrance into a game. Alabama has scored some-more than 40 points in 7 true games, and Mac Jones torched a Tigers with 5 touchdown passes. While a Crimson Tide have been a juggernaut on offense, their invulnerability is starting to demeanour like a Tide invulnerability of aged — as it hasn’t authorised some-more than 17 points in a past 4 games.

    Up next: during LSU (Saturday, 8 p.m. ET, CBS)

    2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-0)

    The Irish remained dominant Friday with a 31-17 highway feat opposite North Carolina to run their FBS-best winning strain to 15 games. Two some-more regular-season wins opposite Syracuse and Wake Forest will expected be adequate to get a Irish into a College Football Playoff, even if they were to remove a rematch with Clemson in a ACC championship game. Notre Dame’s invulnerability was gloomy Friday after North Carolina scored a camber of first-quarter touchdowns. The Tar Heels managed usually 58 sum yards in a second half.

    Up next: vs. Syracuse (Saturday, 2:30 p.m. ET, NBC)

    3. Clemson Tigers (8-1)

    Trevor Lawrence is back, and a Tigers are behind to floating out ACC opponents. Lawrence upheld for 403 yards and dual touchdowns in a 52-17 subjection of Pittsburgh on Saturday. It was a Tigers’ initial diversion given their 47-40 detriment in dual overtimes to Notre Dame on Nov. 7, and it was Lawrence’s initial diversion given a 47-21 win over Syracuse on Oct. 24. Lawrence looked anything though rusty, as Clemson jumped out to a 31-0 first-quarter lead and rolled adult 581 yards of sum offense.

    Up next: during Virginia Tech (Saturday, TBA)

    4. Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0)

    A COVID-19 conflict within Ohio State’s module led to a Buckeyes’ diversion on Saturday during Illinois being canceled. Ohio State has paused all team-related activities indefinitely, and a propagandize announced Friday that manager Ryan Day had tested certain and was in isolation. It’s a second diversion Ohio State has had canceled this season. The Buckeyes are now in danger of not being authorised to competition in a Big Ten championship diversion unless they get to play their final dual tilts opposite Michigan State and Michigan.

    Up next: at Michigan State (Saturday, noon ET, ABC)

    5. Texas AM Aggies (6-1)

    The Aggies, personification their initial diversion given Nov. 7, kick LSU 20-7 during home on Saturday. While Texas AM was anything though frail on offense, a layoff positively didn’t impact a Aggies’ defense. They’re unequivocally starting to settle in on that side of a round and even scored a defensive touchdown opposite a Tigers on Buddy Johnson‘s 15-yard interception return. Texas AM’s usually detriment this deteriorate is to No. 1 Alabama, and a Aggies — who possess a win over Florida — sojourn in a College Football Playoff design even if they don’t make it to a SEC championship game.

    Up next: during Auburn (Saturday, TBA)

    6. Florida Gators (7-1)

    The Gators ran their winning strain to 5 games on Saturday with a 34-10 feat over Kentucky. They have scored 220 points in that five-game stretch, and quarterback Kyle Trask has thrown 20 touchdown passes over that span. He threw 3 touchdown passes in a win over a Wildcats, all 3 to parsimonious finish Kyle Pitts, who was personification for a initial time in 3 weeks after being harmed in a Georgia game. Florida can bind a berth in a SEC championship diversion with a delight over Tennessee this entrance Saturday.

    Up next: at Tennessee (Saturday, TBA)

    7. BYU Cougars (9-0)

    The Cougars were off this week, and it stays to be seen if they will find another competition before their subsequent diversion opposite San Diego State on Dec. 12. As Pac-12 contests are canceled, that could be a possibility; though BYU wants to safeguard a diversion will be played and not have a Pac-12 group opt for another Pac-12 enemy instead. BYU’s closest preference in a past 4 outings has been 31 points, and a Cougars could use a win over a Power 5 group to strengthen a report that was put together from scratch.

    Up next: vs. San Diego State (Dec. 12, TBA)

    8. Cincinnati Bearcats (8-0)

    The Bearcats’ diversion on Saturday opposite Temple was canceled and announced a no competition by a American Athletic Conference due to COVID-19 issues during both schools. Cincinnati has won 9 true games dating behind to final deteriorate and will now have a three-week mangle before holding on Tulsa on a highway on Dec. 12. Because of AAC return-to-play protocols, Cincinnati will be incompetent to play this entrance weekend, be it a makeup diversion with Temple or any other matchup.

    Up next: during Tulsa (Dec. 12, TBA)

    9. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (9-0)

    The Chanticleers remained dominant with a 49-14 blowout win on a highway over Texas State on Saturday. It’s been an extraordinary turnaround for Coastal Carolina, that had suffered by 3 true losing seasons and mislaid 6 of a final 8 games final season. The Chants clinched a East Division championship in a Sun Belt Conference and a outing to a joining championship game.

    Up next: vs. Liberty (Saturday, TBA)

    10. Miami Hurricanes (7-1)

    The Hurricanes were off for a second true week, after final week’s matchup with Georgia Tech was deferred due to COVID-19 issues within Miami’s module and their diversion opposite Wake Forest was pushed behind to this entrance Saturday. Miami manager Manny Diaz announced he tested certain for a coronavirus a week ago. Miami’s sole detriment stays a 42-17 reversal to Clemson on Oct. 10.

    Up next: vs. North Carolina (Dec. 12, TBA)

    11. Indiana Hoosiers (5-1)

    The Hoosiers rebounded from their initial detriment of a deteriorate by defeating Maryland 27-11 on Saturday during home. It outlines a initial time given 1987 and 1988 that Indiana has won during slightest 5 Big Ten games in back-to-back seasons. The win could have been dear for a Hoosiers, however, as quarterback Michael Penix Jr. left a diversion in a third entertain with a reduce right leg damage and didn’t return.

    Up next: during Wisconsin (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, TBA)

    12. Georgia Bulldogs (6-2)

    A week ago, it was JT Daniels‘ entrance during quarterback that was a large story in Georgia’s win. But on Saturday, it was a Dawgs’ using diversion that paved a approach for a 45-16 highway feat over South Carolina. Georgia racked adult 218 rushing yards by halftime in building a 28-10 lead and never looked behind in avenging final season’s dissapoint detriment during home to a Gamecocks.

    Up next: vs. Vanderbilt (Saturday, TBA)

    13. Iowa State Cyclones (7-2)

    The Cyclones lay alone atop a Big 12 standings after rallying Friday for a 23-20 win on highway during Texas. Iowa State has now beaten Oklahoma and Texas this season; from 1991 to 2019, a Cyclones were 4-33 opposite those dual teams. Now a Cyclones are all though a tighten to play in a Big 12 championship game. They’ve never won a Big 12 title, and they haven’t won a discussion pretension of any kind given 1912, when they were a member of a former Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

    Up next: vs. West Virginia (Saturday, TBA)

    14. Oklahoma Sooners (6-2)

    The Sooners’ diversion on Saturday during West Virginia was deferred due to COVID-19 issues within a Oklahoma program. The Sooners were looking to extend their winning strain to 6 games after losing back-to-back to Iowa State and Kansas State during a second and third weeks of a campaign. Oklahoma had scored some-more than 40 points in a prior 3 games.

    Up next: vs. Baylor (Saturday, TBA)

    15. USC Trojans (3-0)

    The Trojans’ diversion on Saturday during Colorado was canceled given USC did not have adequate grant players accessible on a descent line due to COVID-19 tests and strike tracing. It’s a initial scheduled diversion a Trojans have had canceled this season. USC (3-0) and Colorado (2-0) are a usually dominant teams in a Pac-12′s South Division. Colorado transposed a diversion with USC this weekend with a nonconference competition opposite San Diego State.

    Up next: vs. Washington State (Friday, 9:30 p.m. ET, FS1)

    16. Northwestern Wildcats (5-1)

    The Wildcats’ dream deteriorate strike a roadblock on Saturday with a 29-20 dissapoint detriment to Michigan State, that had won usually once this deteriorate entrance into a game. Northwestern — perplexing to go 6-0 in a Big Ten for a initial time given 1995, when a Wildcats played in a Rose Bowl — battled behind from a 17-0 second-quarter necessity to take a lead in a fourth quarter. But it was all Michigan State from there. Northwestern can still bind a mark in a Big Ten championship diversion by winning a final dual games opposite Minnesota and Illinois.

    Up next: during Minnesota (Saturday, TBA)

    17. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (8-1)

    The Ragin’ Cajuns, entrance off a two-week break, routed UL Monroe 70-20 on Saturday on a road. Louisiana has won 5 true given losing to Coastal Carolina on Oct. 14 and will get a rematch with a Chants in a Sun Belt Conference championship diversion on Dec. 19. It’s a third true deteriorate that Billy Napier’s bar has played for a joining title.

    Up next: during Appalachian State (Friday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

    18. Wisconsin Badgers (2-1)

    For a third time this season, a Badgers had a diversion canceled due to COVID-19 issues. This latest one was their home diversion on Saturday opposite Minnesota after a Golden Gophers paused all football-related activities this week due to certain COVID-19 cases in their program. Wisconsin, that mislaid a week ago to Northwestern, is now down to 5 regular-season games, that means a Badgers would be incompetent to play in a Big Ten Conference championship diversion unless a normal array of Big Ten games falls next six.

    Up next: vs. Indiana (Saturday, TBA)

    19. Marshall Thundering Herd (7-0)

    The Thundering Herd final played a football diversion on Nov. 14, when they kick Middle Tennessee 42-14. They were off Saturday after carrying their diversion opposite Charlotte deferred a week before. Marshall is Conference USA’s sole dominant group and seeking a initial dominant deteriorate given going 13-0 in 1999.

    Up next: vs. Rice (Saturday, noon ET, ESPN+)

    20. Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-2)

    Despite their tip dual using backs, including star Chuba Hubbard, being out with injuries, a Cowboys rushed for a season-high 317 yards on Saturday in a 50-44 win over Texas Tech. Oklahoma State gave adult 639 yards of sum offense though still prevailed. The Cowboys remained alive in a competition for a mark in a Big 12 championship game, and they will tighten a unchanging deteriorate with back-to-back highway games opposite TCU and Baylor.

    Up next: during TCU (Saturday, TBA)

    21. Washington Huskies (3-0)

    First, a Huskies scrambled usually to find a diversion this weekend after a Apple Cup showdown with Washington State on Friday was canceled. Then on Saturday, they staged one of a best comebacks of a deteriorate in college football to convene past Utah for a 24-21 win after trailing 21-0 during a half. Washington is one of 3 dominant teams in a Pac-12 and a usually dominant group in a Pac-12′s North Division.

    Up next: vs. Stanford (Saturday, TBA)

    22. Oregon Ducks (3-1)

    The Ducks couldn’t reason onto a double-digit lead streamer into a fourth entertain Friday night and fell 41-38 to opposition Oregon State, that had mislaid 11 of a prior 12 games in a series. Not usually does a better all though discharge Oregon in a query for a College Football Playoff berth, though a whole Pac-12 could now be on a outward looking in depending on how many some-more games are canceled within a conference.

    Up next: during Cal (Saturday, TBA)

    23. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-1)

    The Golden Hurricane’s diversion on Saturday with Houston was deferred given of COVID-19 issues within Houston’s program. It’s a seventh report intrusion this deteriorate for Tulsa, that has had 4 games deferred and 3 games canceled. The Golden Hurricane have won 5 true after a season-opening detriment to Oklahoma State. They’re scheduled to make adult a deferred diversion with Cincinnati on Dec. 12. The dual teams could afterwards spin around and play again a following week in a American Athletic Conference championship game.

    Up next: during Navy (Saturday, TBA)

    24. Iowa Hawkeyes (4-2)

    After starting a deteriorate with back-to-back waste to Purdue and Northwestern, Iowa is personification a best football. The Hawkeyes won their fourth true on Friday with a come-from-behind 26-20 feat over Nebraska (clapping and all). Iowa has now won 6 in a quarrel over Nebraska and has nonetheless to concede some-more than 24 points in any of a 6 contests this season.

    Up next: during Illinois (Saturday, TBA)

    25. Liberty Flames (9-1)

    The Flames bounced behind from their distressing one-point detriment to North Carolina State with a 45-0 frisk over UMass on Friday. Quarterback Malik Willis accounted for 4 touchdowns (three flitting and one rushing), giving him 30 for a season. Liberty is perplexing to win 10 games in a deteriorate for a initial time given 2008, when a Flames were still competing in a FCS ranks.

    Up next: during Coastal Carolina (Saturday, TBA)

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