Top five unchanged; Utah moves up to No. 6
The top five spots in the poll remained unchanged from a week ago with LSU, Ohio State, Clemson Georgia and Alabama holding the same order. All of those five teams, except idle Clemson, won home games on Saturday.
Oregon was upset at Arizona State and fell from No. 6 to No. 13. Penn State lost at No. 2 Ohio State, but dropped only two spots to No. 11. Utah won at Arizona, moving up two slots to take over the No. 6 spot from Oregon. The same 16 teams were once again back in the poll.
The Big Ten and SEC led all conferences with five teams each. The Big 12 and Pac-12 had two each. The ACC and Independents had one each.
GAMES THIS WEEK
- Texas A&M at No. 1 LSU
- No. 2 Ohio State at No. 12 Michigan
- No. 3 Clemson at South Carolina
- No. 4 Georgia at Georgia Tech
- No. 5 Alabama at No. 16 Auburn
- Colorado at No. 6 Utah
- No. 7 Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
- No. 14 Wisconsin at No. 8 Minnesota
- Florida State at No. 9 Florida
- No. 10 Baylor at Kansas
- Rutgers at No. 11 Penn State
- Oregon State at No. 13 Oregon
- No. 15 Notre Dame at Stanford
Week 13: games played through NOVEMBER 23, 2019
|TEAM||POINTS||FIRST-PLACE VOTES||LAST WEEK’S RANK|
|2.||Ohio State (11-0)||693||7||2|
|11.||Penn State (9-2)||253||9|
|15.||Notre Dame (9-2)||123||15|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Memphis (25), Cincinnati (18), Iowa (8), Boise State (5), Texas (5), Oklahoma State (1).
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