Ohio State was among the biggest winners in the new AP Top 25 poll, as one would expect, following the Buckeyes’ 62-39 victory over Michigan. OSU jumped four spots up to No. 6 in the new rankings after playing their best game of the season. With the College Football Playoff Rankings show set for Tuesday night, the upcoming week will undoubtedly focus on whether Oklahoma or Ohio State could grab the No. 4 spot on Selection Sunday. Ohio State will play No. 21 Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game next Saturday.
Michigan, meanwhile, dropped four spots to No. 8, allowing Georgia to move up to No. 4, which is where we expect it to land in the new CFP Rankings on Tuesday. Oklahoma rounds out the top five. LSU and Washington State, two teams tied at No. 12, both fell out of the top 10 following Week 13 losses. The Cougars fell to Washington in the Apple Cup, while LSU couldn’t outlast Texas A&M in a wild seven-overtime game. Washington, one of Week 13’s biggest risers, climbed back into the top 10.
The entire AP Top 25 can be seen below with first-place votes in parenthesis …
1. Alabama (61) 2. Clemson3. Notre Dame4. Georgia5. Oklahoma6. Ohio State7. UCF8. Michigan9. Texas10. Washington11. Florida12. Washington State12. LSU14. Penn State15. West Virginia16. Kentucky17. Utah18. Syracuse19. Boise State20. Mississippi State21. Northwestern22. Texas A&M23. Army24. Iowa State25. Fresno State
Others receiving votes: Utah State 92, Missouri 88, NC State 39, Cincinnati 33, Stanford 10, Iowa 4, Appalachian State 1, Buffalo 1, Oregon 1.