The 13th week of the college football season is in the books. Each week the performance of the teams on the field can be looked at to see who is in the best position to make the College Football Playoff. Note that this bracketology will only take into consideration what happened on the field, so teams who played tough games will be ranked high. Conversely, hyped-up teams who haven’t played tough games yet, will likely be unranked or ranked lowly on the list until there is a solid sample size. Here is the College Football Playoff bracketology November 24.
1. LSU Tigers (11-0)
A lot of the SEC teams played FCS schools this week. LSU played Arkansas, who isn’t much better. They won and get to keep the top spot for another week. With wins over Alabama, Florida and Auburn, their isn’t a better resume in the country.
This week: vs. Texas A&M Aggies (7-4)
2. Ohio State Buckeyes (11-0)
The Buckeyes beat Penn State for a quality win this weekend. It won’t be enough to move them up these rankings, but now Ohio State is headed to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship in a few weeks.
This week: at Michigan Wolverines (9-2)
3. Clemson Tigers (11-0)
Clemson was off this week, so their position won’t change in the rankings. They may not have had the toughest schedule, but if they go undefeated, that won’t matter.
This week: at South Carolina Gamecocks (4-7)
4. Georgia Bulldogs (10-1)
It was a game in ugly weather, but Georgia was able to hang on and beat Texas A&M 19-13. The Bulldogs still just have the one loss to South Carolina, but with other contenders falling off, if they win out, they are in the College Football Playoff.
This week: at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-8)
First Four Out
5. Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1)
Alabama had no problems beating FCS-level Western Carolina. The game won’t help them, but it did give quarterback Mac Jones some reps filling in for the injured Tua Tagovailoa. They keep the fifth spot for now, but shouldn’t feel settled there these last few weeks.
This week: at Auburn Tigers (8-3)
6. Utah Utes (10-1)
The Utes played Arizona this week and won 35-7. Their playoff hopes are still alive if they can win next week and in the Pac-12 Championship Game. They’ll be hoping for Georgia to lose in the next two weeks, but they should be able to jump Alabama if they win out.
This week: vs. Colorado Buffaloes (5-6)
7. Oklahoma Sooners (10-1)
Oklahoma had a big scare against TCU, but they were able to hang on for the win 28-24. They were ranked ninth after beating undefeated Baylor last week, so they likely won’t see much improvement on their ranking this week.
This week: at Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-3)
8. Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-1)
P.J. Fleck’s squad notched their 10th win of the season against Northwestern to keep their good story going. They have to beat Wisconsin to get to the Big Ten Championship Game, but they still have a small path to the College Football Playoff.
This week: at Wisconsin Badgers (9-2)
Next Four Out
9. Florida Gators (9-2)
Florida is out of the CFP race and is just playing to hope they get a New Year’s Six Bowl bid. They were off this week and now play Florida State in the finale. A win likely secures their New Year’s Six spot.
This week: vs. Florida State Seminoles (6-5)
10. Penn State Nittany Lions (9-2)
They may have lost to Ohio State, but Penn State can still make a New Year’s Six Bowl this season if they win their regular-season finale.
This week: vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-9)
11. Wisconsin Badgers (9-2)
Wisconsin reached nine wins after beating Purdue. They can win the Big Ten West if they beat Minnesota in the last game of the regular season. The Badgers are also still eligible to make a New Year’s Six Bowl.
This week: at Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-1)
12. Oregon Ducks (9-2)
The Ducks lost their CFP hopes when they lost their game against Arizona State this weekend. They still can go to the Rose Bowl if they finish out the year strong.
This week: vs. Oregon State Beavers (5-6)
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