No one is safe in college football — well, except for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Undefeated and top-five teams have been going down left and right, which means the College Football Playoff committee has quite the task on its hands when it comes to picking the four teams that will play in the playoff.
Going back to the madness, just last week, the Michigan Wolverines, Clemson Tigers, and Washington Huskies all went down (you know, just like everyone predicted). Reminder, those squads were undefeated entering Week 11 and would have likely walked into the playoff if they would have won the rest of their games. Of course, that’s not how things went down.
Heck, even the Texas A&M Aggies, who were ranked No. 8, and Auburn Tigers, who were ranked No. 9, went down last week.
Fast forward to this week, and surely chaos wouldn’t flood the college football season again, right? Wrong.
The Louisville Cardinals, who were ranked No. 5 and only had one loss entering Week 12, went down to the Houston Cougars on Thursday. Once again, the College Football Playoff picture took a major hit.
With the regular season coming to an end soon, the only team that seems to be safe is Alabama. After all, the Crimson Tide are the only undefeated team in college football — well, they are the only undefeated team in college football that still has a chance at making the playoff, that is. The Western Michigan Broncos have a perfect record, but they need a miracle if they plan on crashing the playoff party. The Broncos were ranked No. 21 entering this week.
So much meaningful football still has to be played, which means the mess that is the College Football Playoff rankings could end up playing itself out. That is probably what the playoff committee is hoping for. As it stands, there are many deserving teams, but there are no gimmes outside of the Crimson Tide.
Nonetheless, another week of football has been played, and there is still so much uncertainty. Of course, the fans benefit from all of the parody, so at least there is that.
Before more madness goes down, let’s unleash the college football top 25 power rankings for Week 13.
1 – Alabama Crimson Tide
2 – Ohio State Buckeyes
3 – Michigan Wolverines
4 – Clemson Tigers
5 – Washington Huskies
6 – Oklahoma Sooners
7 – Wisconsin Badgers
8 – Penn State Nittany Lions
9 – Colorado Buffaloes
10 – Louisville Cardinals
11 – Oklahoma State Cowboys
12 – USC Trojans
13 – Auburn Tigers
14 – Florida State Seminoles
15 – Florida Gators
16 – Western Michigan Broncos
17 – Utah Utes
18 – Nebraska Cornhuskers
19 – West Virginia Mountaineers
20 – Boise State Broncos
21 – Tennessee Volunteers
22 – Stanford Cardinal
23 – Texas A&M Aggies
24 – Houston Cougars
25 – LSU Tigers
Entering the week, Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, and Clemson were in the top four spots when it came to the College Football Playoff rankings. That should remain the case for Week 13, but time will tell.
With that said, that will likely not be the case entering Week 14 since the Buckeyes will be taking on the Wolverines on Saturday. If Ohio State wins, then the Penn State Nittany Lions will make the Big Ten championship game, assuming they take care of business against the Michigan State Spartans. If the Buckeyes lose, then Michigan will make the Big Ten title game.
Needless to say, we should be in store for another great week in college football.
It remains to be seen if a two-loss team can crash the party. Teams like Penn State and the Oklahoma Sooners certainly make interesting cases, though. At this point, nothing is off the table.
Looking ahead, here are the most intriguing games for Week 13. Don’t miss out.
LSU vs. Texas A&M
Washington vs. Washington State
Florida vs. Florida State
Michigan vs. Ohio State
Auburn vs. Alabama
Utah vs. Colorado
The regular season is almost in the books, but it remains to be seen who will make the College Football Playoff.
Stay tuned, folks.
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