College football rankings: Week 13, 2018

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 13 have been released. Alabama remains the top-ranked team, while UCF and Northwestern made big jumps in the polls.

The UCF Knights, who defeated then No. 24 Cincinnati 38-13, moved up three spots in the AP Poll to No. 8 and up two spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 9.

Northwestern, who won at Minnesota 24-14, jumped up four spots to No. 20 in the AP Poll and moved into the Coaches Poll at No. 21.

Army (23) and Pitt (24) both moved into the AP Poll this week, while Cincinnati (19) and Boston College (22) dropped out. The last time the Army Black Knights (9-2) were ranked in the AP Poll was 1996.

Northwestern (21), Fresno State (23), Army (24), and Pitt (25) all moved into the Coaches Poll while Iowa State (18), Cincinnati (20), Boston College (22), and UAB (25) fell out.

In the FCS Coaches Poll, North Dakota State remains No. 1. They are followed by (2) Kennesaw State, (3) Eastern Washington, (4) Weber State, and (5) South Dakota State.

Below are the complete polls for Week 13 of the 2018 season:

AP Poll – Week 13

1. Alabama(61)
2. Clemson
3. Notre Dame
4. Michigan
5. Georgia
6. Oklahoma
7. Washington State
8(t). UCF
8(t). LSU
10. Ohio State
11. Texas
12. West Virginia
13. Florida
14. Utah State
15. Penn State
16. Washington
17. Kentucky
18. Utah
19. Syracuse
20. Northwestern
21. Boise State
22. Mississippi State
23. Army
24. Pittsburgh
25. Iowa State

Dropped from rankings: Cincinnati 19, Boston College 22.

Others receiving votes: Fresno State 100, NC State 45, Cincinnati 43, Missouri 34, Texas A&M 29, Auburn 11, Stanford 8, Iowa 8, UAB 5, Houston 3, Wisconsin 2, Troy 1, Buffalo 1.

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 13

1. Alabama (63)
2. Clemson (1)
3. Notre Dame
4. Michigan
5. Georgia
6. Oklahoma
7. Washington State
8. LSU
9. UCF
10. Ohio State
11. Texas
12. West Virginia
13. Florida
14. Penn State
15. Utah State
16. Washington
17. Utah
18. Kentucky
19. Syracuse
20. Mississippi State
21. Northwestern
22. Boise State
23. Fresno State
24. Army
25. Pittsburgh

Dropped from rankings: Iowa State 18, Cincinnati 20, Boston College 22, UAB 25.

Others receiving votes: Iowa State 85, Cincinnati 74, Texas A&M 57, NC State 51, Wisconsin 32, Missouri 27, Boston College 22, Auburn 20, Appalachian State 18, Troy 16, Iowa 12, UAB 12, Georgia State 10, Duke 7, Oklahoma State 3, Virginia 2, Georgia Southern 1, Buffalo 1, South Carolina 1.

FCS Coaches Poll – Week 13

1. North Dakota State (26)
2. Kennesaw State
3. Eastern Washington
4. Weber State
5. South Dakota State
6. James Madison
7. Colgate
8. Princeton
9. Jacksonville State
10. UC Davis
11. North Carolina A&T
12. Wofford
13. Nicholls
14. Maine
15. Dartmouth
16. Stony Brook
17. Elon
18. San Diego
19. Towson
20. Southeast Missouri State
21. East Tennessee State
22. Indiana State
23. Delaware
24. Montana State
25. UIW

Dropped Out: McNeese (21), North Dakota (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Monmouth (N. J. ), 18, Illinois State, 15, Lamar, 14, Northern Iowa, 12, Alcorn State, 11, Duquesne, 9, McNeese, 9, Furman, 3, Harvard, 1, Idaho State, 1, Rhode Island, 1.

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Comments (3)

I see some typical SEC bias is in play…..Utah State beats Colorado State on the road,lose three spots,Florida beats a TERRIBLE FCS Idaho team and gains three spots. It’s why the rankings are just bullshit (sorry Kevin). Washington State should be higher as well….if anyone back East,actually watched WSU dismantle Arizona while Ohio State and Michigan struggled with subpar teams,they would have vaulted WSU up as well….

There is no SEC bias, Utah St does not even have a chance to make the Playoffs so what does it matter it they gain or fall. I would have to say that Zona is a subpar team as well with no merit, Washington St will get their chance the next two weeks.