College football rankings: Week 14, 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 14 of the 2020 season have been released. Alabama remains the top-ranked team, while Iowa State moved up the most in the AP Poll.

Alabama cemented their hold on to the top spot following their 42-13 victory at home over the 22nd-ranked Auburn Tigers. Notre Dame remains in second place after winning at 19th-ranked North Carolina, 31-17.

After their game at Illinois was canceled due to COVID-19, Ohio State remained at No. 3 in the AP Poll but dropped to fourth in the Coaches Poll. Clemson beat Pitt at home, 52-17, and moved up one to third in the Coaches Poll and remained fourth in the AP Poll.

Texas A&M (5th AP, 6th Coaches) and Florida (6th AP, 5th Coaches) both won on Saturday and held their positions.

The Iowa State Cyclones jumped the most in the AP Poll this week following their 23-20 win at then 17th-ranked Texas. The Cyclones moved up three spots to No. 12 in the AP Poll and three spots to No. 12 in the Coaches Poll.

Texas, Auburn, and North Carolina each dropped out of both polls following their losses in Week 13.

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 14of the 2020 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP Poll – Week 14

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

Others receiving votes: North Carolina 65, Buffalo 56, Texas 39, Auburn 25, Colorado 21, NC State 11, Boise State 8, San Jose State 8, SMU 8, Oregon State 1, UCF 1

Dropped from rankings: Texas 20, Auburn 22, North Carolina 25

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 14

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

Others receiving votes: Auburn 75, North Carolina 68, Missouri 43, Texas 40, NC State 40, Appalachian State 33, Buffalo 29, Colorado 27, San Jose State 19, Memphis 17, Boise State 15, Nevada 14, Boston College 10, Army 6, Mississippi 3, West Virginia 2, Florida Atlantic 1, Central Florida 1.

Dropped from rankings: Auburn 19, Texas 21, North Carolina 23

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No changes occur for the 2020 CFP semifinals based on this week rankings. Please note that I do not have multiple teams from the same conference in any playoff for accountability purposes.

Rose Bowl Game (January 1): #2 Notre Dame vs. #3 Ohio State
Sugar Bowl (January 1): #1 Alabama vs. #4 Cincinnati (currently #7)