College football rankings: Week 13, 2021

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 13 of the 2021 season have been released and there has been some movement in the top five.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1) crushed the 7th-ranked Michigan State Spartans 56-7 at home, which pushed them up three spots in the AP Poll to No. 2 and one spot in the Coaches Poll to No. 3.

As a result, the Alabama Crimson Tide dropped to No. 3 in the AP Poll, but remained No. 2 in the Coaches Poll. That pushed the Cincinnati Bearcats down one to No. 4 in both polls.

Georgia remains number one in both polls for the seventh consecutive week. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Michigan Wolverines both moved up and are just outside the top four at No. 5 and No. 6 in both polls, respectively.

Arkansas (22) dropped out of the Coaches Poll and fell four spots to No. 25 in the AP Poll following a 42-35 loss at Alabama this weekend.

Below is the full AP Poll and USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll for Week 13 of the 2021 season (first-place votes in parentheses).

AP Poll – Week 13

1. Georgia (62)
2. Ohio State
3. Alabama
4. Cincinnati
5. Notre Dame
6. Michigan
7. Oklahoma State
8. Ole Miss
9. Baylor
10. Oklahoma
11. Oregon
12. Michigan State
13. BYU
14. Texas A&M
15. UTSA
16. Utah
17. Iowa
18. Wisconsin
19. Houston
20. Pitt
21. Wake Forest
22. San Diego State
23. Louisiana
24. NC State
25. Arkansas

Others receiving votes: Clemson 101, Mississippi State 44, Penn State 26, Appalachian State 24, Kentucky 10, Purdue 3

Dropped from rankings: None

AFCA Coaches Poll – Week 13

1. Georgia (62)
2. Alabama
3. Ohio State
4. Cincinnati
5. Notre Dame
6. Michigan
7. Oklahoma State
8. Ole Miss
9. Oklahoma
10. Baylor
11. Oregon
12. Iowa
13. Michigan State
14. Texas A&M
15. BYU
16. Houston
17. Pitt
18. Wisconsin
19. Utah
20. UTSA
21. Wake Forest
22. San Diego State
23. Louisiana
24. NC State
25. Kentucky

Others receiving votes: Arkansas 67, Clemson 56, Mississippi State 42, Penn State 22, Appalachian State 20, Purdue 10, Air Force 9, Coastal Carolina 9, Oregon State 2

Dropped from rankings: Arkansas 22

STATS Perform FCS Top 25 – Week 13

1. Sam Houston (49)
2. James Madison
3. North Dakota State (1)
4. Eastern Washington
5. Montana
6. Villanova
7. Montana State
8. Sacramento State
9. ETSU
10. Kennesaw State
11. South Dakota State
12. Missouri State
13. UIW
14. UC Davis
15. Jackson State
16. UT Martin
17. South Dakota
18. Southeastern Louisiana
19. Dartmouth
20. Stephen F. Austin
21. Southern Illinois
22. Florida A&M
23. Princeton
24. Holy Cross
25. Mercer

Others receiving votes (schools listed on two or more ballots): Northern Iowa 94, Sacred Heart 24, Eastern Kentucky 23, Harvard 17, Richmond 7, Monmouth 5, Rhode Island 4, Elon 3, Davidson 2

Dropped from rankings: Rhode Island 24

FCS Coaches Poll – Week 13

1. Sam Houston (27)
2. James Madison
3. North Dakota State
4. Kennesaw State
5. Montana
6. Eastern Washington
7. Villanova
8. ETSU
9. Montana State
10. Missouri State
11. South Dakota State
12. Sacramento State
13. UT Martin
14. Jackson State
15. UIW
16. UC Davis
17. Southeastern Louisiana
18. Princeton
19. Stephen F. Austin
20t. Dartmouth
20t. South Dakota
22. Florida A&M
23. Southern Illinois
24. Holy Cross
25. Northern Iowa

Others receiving votes: Eastern Kentucky 26, Mercer 26, Chattanooga 14, Monmouth  12, Davidson 8, Harvard 8, Elon 5, Nicholls 5, Sacred Heart 4, Rhode Island 3, Maine 2, Weber St. 2, Austin Peay 1

Dropped from rankings: Mercer 23, Monmouth 24

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