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NCAA College Football Top 25 - Week 13

Rick Gagliano | Through games of November 28, 2015

RANK TEAM RECORD
1. Clemson 12-0
2. Alabama 11-1
3. Iowa 12-0
4. Oklahoma 11-1
5. Michigan State 11-1
6. North Carolina 11-1
7. Ohio State 11-1
8. Stanford 10-2
9. Florida State 10-2
10. Notre Dame 10-2
11. Oregon 9-3
12. Northwestern 10-2
13. Ole Miss 9-3
14. Florida 10-2
15. TCU 10-2
16. San Diego State 9-3
17. Georgia 9-3
18. Baylor 9-2
19. Michigan 9-3
20. Houston 11-1
21. Oklahoma State 10-2
22. BYU 9-3
23. Temple 10-2
24. Navy 9-2
25. USC 8-4

--- Week 13 Notes below ---


Week 13 Notes:

Fast Track to the Playoffs

Following an eventful week 13, the national championship picture became suddenly clearer than ever.

A quick peek at Downtown Magazine's Top 25 reveals that four of the first six teams are the only qualified entrants into the four-team playoff that will determine the national champs.

All six, from top down - Clemson, Alabama, Iowa, Oklahoma, Michigan State and North Carolina - will have their tickets to punch in this Saturday via conference championship games, with the notable exception of Oklahoma, which, by virtue of last week's win over Oklahoma State, and, prior to that, Baylor, should be an automatic.

The Sooners play in the Big 12, which has no conference championship game, and Oklahoma compiled the best record in the conference, so they are champions at 11-1.

#2 Alabama probably has the easiest pathway to the final four, as they play Florida in the SEC title game. The Gators lost badly to Florida State, 27-2, but had already clinched the SEC East division.

#1 Clemson meets #6 North Carolina in the ACC championship, no easy task, as the Tar Heels have reeled off 11 straight wins and are unbeaten in conference play. Their only loss was a narrow defeat to South Carolina in week one. If Clemson loses to North Carolina, it's simple. Tar Heels in, Tigers out. Clemson is a shoe-in with a win.

#3 Iowa meets #5 Michigan State in the Big Ten, the winner moving to the playoffs, the loser likely going to the Rose Bowl.

The Only caveat is in the case Florida defeats Alabama. With two losses, the Gators would probably not be chosen to compete for the national title. Ohio State or possibly Stanford, could then get in. The Cardinal defeated Notre Dame on Saturday, ending the hopes of the Fighting Irish for national acclaim.

Thus, it all comes down to three conference championship games on Saturday, and, for a change, there may not be much in the way of griping and groaning that somebody deserving was left out.

Copyright 2015, 2016, Rick Gagliano, Downtown Magazine. All rights reserved. Downtown Magazine is located in the Uinted States of America and is not affiliated with the National Football League or the NCAA. For more information, contact us here. Use of this site is for entertainment purposes only.

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