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Notre Dame rises, Oregon falls in Week 13 AP Poll

We take a look at the Week 13 AP Poll and breakdown the biggest movements in the rankings.

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) scrambles out of the pocket during the third quarter of the NCAA football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NETWORK

As we head into rivalry week the newest AP poll is here and we have some interesting movement in this week’s Top 25.

There were some blowouts this week as Cincinnati, Michigan, and Notre Dame all rolled to big wins. But Cincinnati fell to No. 4, while Michigan rose to No. 6, and Notre Dame to No. 5. Ohio State toppled Michigan State, 56-7 causing the Buckeyes to rise to No. 2 and overtake Alabama, while the Spartans fell to No. 12. Elsewhere in the Big Ten, both Wisconsin and Iowa came away with wins and find themselves firmly at No. 18 and No. 17. Oklahoma State, Baylor and Oklahoma all came away with important Big 12 conference wins which earned them the No. 7, No. 9 and No. 10 spots in the new poll. Despite a nail-biter ending, the UTSA Roadrunners remained undefeated at 11-0 and stayed at No. 15 this week.

Down goes Oregon as the former No. 4 Ducks fall to former No. 23 Utah causing them to fall to No. 11 and the Utes to rise from No. 24 to No. 16. Wake Forest took their first official ACC conference loss to Clemson causing the Demon Deacons to fall eight spots to No. 21. Arkansas had been No. 21 before falling to Alabama in a close game, but the Razorbacks are remain the last team in the poll despite being the only ranked school with four losses.

Here is the complete AP Poll for Week 13 of 2021 College Football:

AP Poll Week 14

Ranking Team Last Week Points (1st)
Ranking Team Last Week Points (1st)
1 Georgia (12-0) 1 SEC
2 Michigan (11-1) 6 Big Ten
3 Cincinnati (12-0) 4 American Athletic
4 Alabama (11-1) 3 SEC
5 Oklahoma State (11-1) 7 Big 12
6 Notre Dame (11-1) 5 IA Independents
7 Ohio State (10-2) 2 Big Ten
8 Ole Miss (10-2) 8 SEC
9 Baylor (10-2) 9 Big 12
10 Oregon (10-2) 11 Pac-12
11 Michigan State (10-2) 12 Big Ten
12 Brigham Young (10-2) 13 IA Independents
13 Oklahoma (10-2) 10 Big 12
14 Utah (9-3) 16 Pac-12
15 Iowa (10-2) 17 Big Ten
16 Houston (11-1) 19 American Athletic
17 Pittsburgh (10-2) 20 ACC
18 Wake Forest (10-2) 21 ACC
19 San Diego State (11-1) 22 Mountain West
20 Louisiana-Lafayette (11-1) 23 Sun Belt
21 North Carolina State (9-3) 24 ACC
22 Clemson (9-3) N/A ACC
23 Arkansas (8-4) 25 SEC
24 Texas A&M (8-4) 14 SEC
25 Kentucky (9-3) N/A SEC