College football rankings: Week 13, 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 13 of the 2020 season have been released. Alabama remains the top-ranked team, while Northwestern moved up the most in the polls.

Alabama held on to the top spot following their 63-3 victory at home over the Kentucky Wildcats. Notre Dame, which was off on Saturday, held in second place.

Ohio State remained at No. 3 in both polls following their win at home over then ninth-ranked Indiana, 42-35. Clemson did not play this weekend and remained fourth, while Texas A&M (5th AP, 6th Coaches) and Florida (6th AP, 5th Coaches) both won and held their positions.

The Northwestern Wildcats jumped the most in both polls this week following their 17-7 home win over then 10th-ranked Wisconsin. The Wildcats moved up eight spots to No. 11 in the AP Poll and seven spots to No. 13 in the Coaches Poll.

Liberty dropped out of both polls following their 15-14 loss at NC State in Week 12.

Cincinnati (8-0) and BYU (9-0) are currently the highest-ranked non-power conference teams at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively.

Below are the full AP and FBS Coaches polls for Week 13 of the 2020 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP Poll – Week 13

1. Alabama (62)
2. Notre Dame
3. Ohio State
4. Clemson
5. Texas A&M
6. Florida
7. Cincinnati
8. BYU
9. Oregon
10. Miami
11. Northwestern
12. Indiana
13. Georgia
14. Oklahoma
15. Iowa State
16. Coastal Carolina
17. Marshall
18. Wisconsin
19. USC
20. Texas
21. Oklahoma State
22. Auburn
23. Louisiana
24. Tulsa
25. North Carolina

Others receiving votes: Washington 35, Liberty 31, Nevada 23, SMU 17, Iowa 15, Boise State 6, Florida Atlantic 5, San José State 3, Buffalo 3

Dropped from rankings: Liberty 21

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 13

1. Alabama (59)
2. Notre Dame (2)
3. Ohio State (1)
4. Clemson
5. Florida
6. Texas A&M
7. Cincinnati
8. BYU
9. Miami
10. Georgia
11. Oregon
12. Indiana
13. Northwestern
14. Oklahoma
15. Iowa State
16. Marshall
17. Coastal Carolina
18. USC
19. Auburn
20. Wisconsin
21. Texas
22. Oklahoma State
23. North Carolina
24. Louisiana
25. Tulsa

Others receiving votes: Nevada 39, Liberty 27, Missouri 24, Washington 17, San José State 13, Maryland 13, Boston College 12, NC State 12, Boise State 11, SMU 10, Memphis 9, Army 6, Appalachian State 6, LSU 3, Purdue 2, Iowa 1

Dropped from rankings: Liberty 22

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