College football rankings: Week 14, 2018

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 14 have been released. Alabama remains the top-ranked team, while Ohio State and Washington made big jumps in the polls.

The Ohio State Buckeyes, who crushed then No. 4 Michigan 62-39, moved up four spots in both the AP Poll and Coaches Poll to No. 6. Michigan’s loss dropped them four spots to No. 8 in both polls.

Washington, who won at in-state rival Washington State 28-15, jumped up six spots to No. 10 in the AP Poll and moved up five spots to No. 11 in the Coaches Poll. Wazzu dropped to 12th in the AP and 13th in the Coaches.

Texas A&M (22) and Fresno State (25) both moved into the AP Poll this week, while Utah State (14) and Pitt (24) dropped out.

Texas A&M also entered the Coaches Poll at No. 22 and was the only new entrant this week. Pitt, previously ranked 25th, dropped out.

Below are the complete polls for Week 14 of the 2018 season:

AP Poll – Week 14

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

Dropped from rankings: Utah State 14, Pittsburgh 24.

Others receiving votes: Utah State 92, Missouri 88, NC State 39, Cincinnati 33, Stanford 10, Iowa 4, Oregon 1, Appalachian State 1, Buffalo 1.

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 14

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

Dropped from rankings: Pittsburgh 25.

Others receiving votes: Iowa State 103, Cincinnati 82, NC State 55, Missouri 33, Iowa 20, Appalachian State 14, Pittsburgh 13, Memphis 6, UAB 4, Stanford 3, Buffalo 3, Oregon 3, California 1, Wisconsin 1, Georgia Southern 1.

Comments (3)

So, let’s debate: If Georgia beats Alabama on a late score, say 24-21, does Alabama fall far enough to be jumped by Ohio State, Oklahoma, or anyone else?

What happens if Georgia loses a close game?

What if Clemson loses?

Another interesting decision to be made by the playoff committee.

Texas beats Kansas by 7 and moves up 5 spots. ? ohhhhh yeah…they need to pump up the Big 12 title game. NOW we have a Top ten match up….. ?????…. it’s so transparent.

Well, we know that ND is in & if or when Clemson & Bama win, they will be in, that just leaves for Oklahoma & The Ohio State to duke it out for forth spot.
I think the committee will have done a fine job if the rankings looks like this, just in case something happens that it should not, any team can fill that forth spot up with out any argument.
Let me just say that Michigan played a terrible game & got their asses kicked! That was a shame, if they could’ve beaten the Buckeyes it would’ve been with this team but allowing 62 points to be scored on them is a bad thing for the university, not sure if they should even keep Harbaugh anymore even though he is a great coach but not sure who they can get in there to turn that program around. Losing all 4 games to Buckeyes is not good for your record.
If Buckeyes, Sooners & Georgia lose, I still can not see UCF getting in.