2015 College Football Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 13 Edition

By Tire Rack

College Football Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 13

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As expected, top College Football Playoff contenders fell and others rose. Before getting to this week's rankings, let's start off by saying this: What a day in the Big 12 and Big 10.

Okay, now it's time to unleash the top 25 for Week 13.

25. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State v Arkansas
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25. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State v Arkansas
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs were in a shootout with the Arkansas Razorbacks, and they found a way to win by the score of 51-50.

Next up will be the Ole Miss Rebels in the Egg Bowl.

24. Utah Utes

Utah v Arizona
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24. Utah Utes

Utah v Arizona
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You could say the Utes are starting to fall off the map, as they have now lost two games in a row. Luckily, Utah gets the Colorado Buffaloes next.

23. UCLA Bruins

Washington State v UCLA
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23. UCLA Bruins

Washington State v UCLA
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UCLA just needs to beat the USC Trojans and then they will make the Pac-12 championship game. Of course, that is no easy feat ... and that contest will also be played on the road for the Bruins.

22. Houston Cougars

Houston v Connecticut
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22. Houston Cougars

Houston v Connecticut
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It was not a great weekend for Houston football.

Here's why: The Cougars are no longer undefeated.

21. LSU Tigers

LSU v Alabama
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21. LSU Tigers

LSU v Alabama
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What did Alabama do to the LSU Tigers? They have now lost three games in a row after looking like one of the best teams in the nation.

20. Ole Miss Rebels

Mississippi v Auburn
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20. Ole Miss Rebels

Mississippi v Auburn
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Ole Miss can still make the SEC championship game. It just needs to beat Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. The Rebels also need Auburn to somehow upset Alabama in the Iron Bowl.

College football has been very strange this season, so don't count this out just yet.

19. Washington State Cougars

Washington State v UCLA
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19. Washington State Cougars

Washington State v UCLA
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As expected, Washington State took care of business against Colorado. That's really all there is to say about that one.

18. Navy Midshipmen

East Carolina v Navy
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18. Navy Midshipmen

East Carolina v Navy
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Navy came in at No. 16 in the playoff rankings this past week — if you can believe that.

17. Oregon Ducks

Oregon v Stanford
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17. Oregon Ducks

Oregon v Stanford
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It's probably safe to say Oregon has finally figured out its offense. Unfortunately, the Ducks only have one regular season game left ... and three losses.

16. Northwestern Wildcats

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16. Northwestern Wildcats

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Northwestern captured a huge win against Wisconsin. The Wildcats have had a great season, but unfortunately won't be partaking in the Big 10 title game or playoff.

15. Florida State Seminoles

Florida State v Boston College
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15. Florida State Seminoles

Florida State v Boston College
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Florida State can finish the season off strong and crush the Florida Gators' playoff hopes all in one.

With that said, this rivalry is on the rise.

14. TCU Horned Frogs

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14. TCU Horned Frogs

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TCU went for it all against Oklahoma. It unfortunately didn't convert and came up one point short. It's odd to say, but here it goes regardless: The Horned Frogs have been eliminated from the College Football Playoff picture.

13. Stanford Cardinal

Oregon v Stanford
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13. Stanford Cardinal

Oregon v Stanford
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The matchup many people have been waiting for is finally almost here. That matchup, of course, is Notre Dame vs. Stanford.

12. North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina v Virginia Tech
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12. North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina v Virginia Tech
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The North Carolina Tar Heels actually have the goods to knock off the Clemson Tigers. If that does happen, it will be interesting to see what the CFP committee does.

11. Michigan Wolverines

Michigan v Indiana
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11. Michigan Wolverines

Michigan v Indiana
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There are three teams tied at the top of the Big Ten East standings. Michigan is one of them. Ohio State is another. Those teams will battle it out next in rivalry game fashion.

10. Oklahoma State Cowboys

TCU v Oklahoma State
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10. Oklahoma State Cowboys

TCU v Oklahoma State
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Oklahoma State was handed its first loss of 2015 in Week 12. Regardless, the showdown against the Sooners should be very, very entertaining.

9. Florida Gators

Vanderbilt v Florida
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9. Florida Gators

Vanderbilt v Florida
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Phew. Now that was a close one.

The Gators escaped against FAU. Next up will be Florida State, then the SEC championship game and possibly a spot in the playoff after that.

8. Baylor Bears

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8. Baylor Bears

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Thanks to a win against Oklahoma State, Baylor is back in the playoff picture.

7. Ohio State Buckeyes

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7. Ohio State Buckeyes

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The Ohio State Buckeyes had a rough day — they lost to Michigan State.

With some luck, the Buckeyes can still make the Big 10 title ... but who knows about the playoff.

6. Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State v Ohio State
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6. Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State v Ohio State
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Welcome back to the playoff talks, Michigan State.

5. Oklahoma Sooners

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5. Oklahoma Sooners

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If any team has a chance to make the playoff out of the Big 12, it is definitely Oklahoma. The Sooners have now beaten Baylor and TCU in back-to-back games.

4. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame v Pittsburgh
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4. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame v Pittsburgh
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Notre Dame did some surviving and advancing in Week 12. Thanks to teams falling left and right, that is all it needed to do.

3. Iowa Hawkeyes

Minnesota v Iowa
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3. Iowa Hawkeyes

Minnesota v Iowa
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All you need to know about Iowa: It is the only undefeated team left in the Big 10.

2. Alabama Crimson Tide

LSU v Alabama
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2. Alabama Crimson Tide

LSU v Alabama
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The Alabama Crimson Tide could be the most dominating team in this sport, but they do still have that one loss.

1. Clemson Tigers

Florida State v Clemson
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1. Clemson Tigers

Florida State v Clemson
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South Carolina and North Carolina stand in the way of Clemson and a spot in the playoff. This one should be fun.

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