Week 13: Games Played Through November 27, 2021
|TEAM||POINTS||FIRST-PLACE VOTES||LAST WEEK’S RANK|
|5.||Oklahoma State (11-1)||596||7|
|6.||Notre Dame (11-1)||590||6|
|7.||Ohio State (10-2)||494||2|
|8.||Ole Miss (10-2)||454||8|
|11.||Michigan State (10-2)||299||12|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Houston (53), Wake Forest (53), Clemson (13), San Diego State (10), NC State (8), Arkansas (8), Wisconsin (6), Texas A&M (5), Louisiana (5), Minnesota (2), UTSA (1).
Georgia remained No. 1 for a seventh consecutive week, receiving all 52 first-place votes after a 45-0 win over Georgia Tech. Michigan’s win over Ohio State, boosted the Wolverines three spots to No. 2 while the Buckeyes dropped five spots to No. 7. Alabama and Cincinnati both posted wins, holding on to the No. 3 and No. 4 spots respectively.
Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma in Bedlam, moving the Pokes into the No. 5 spot while the Sooners dropped to No. 12. Notre Dame remained at No. 6 after beating Stanford, and Ole Miss held steady at No. 8 after winning the Egg Bowl.
Baylor, Oregon and Michigan State all won this week and benefited from the Sooners loss, advancing one spot each at No. 9 to 11, respectively.
BYU’s win against USC kept them at 13 while losses by Texas A&M, UTSA and Wisconsin bumped them from the poll. Iowa, Utah and Pittsburgh, all headed to conference championship games after wins this week, claimed the No. 14-16 spots, respectively.
The Big Ten had four teams in the poll. The SEC and the Big 12 had three each. The Pac-12 and independents each had two teams in the poll. The American, and ACC had one each.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 3 Alabama (SEC title game), Saturday, Atlanta
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 14 Iowa (Big Ten title game), Saturday, Indianapolis
Houston at No. 3 Cincinnati (American title game), Saturday
No. 5 Oklahoma State vs. No. 9 Baylor (Big 12 title game) Saturday, Arlington, TX
No. 10 Oregon vs. No. 15 Utah (Pac-12 title game) Friday, Las Vegas
No. 16 Pittsburgh vs. Wake Forest (ACC title game), Saturday, Charlotte
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