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College Football Playoff Rankings: Week 13

The Tigers move to No. 1 and No. 2 ahead of championship week in college football

NCAA Football: Florida State at Clemson Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

The College Football Playoff rankings for the final week of the regular season were released on Tuesday. There were no real surprises at the top given the losses by Alabama and Miami, the only question was if the committee would move Auburn into the top four with two losses.

Clemson takes over the No. 1 spot after Alabama’s 26-14 Iron Bowl loss vs. No. 2 Auburn. The Tigers are sitting in the best position to defend their national championship going into the conference championship vs. Miami. For Auburn, the runner-up position at No. 2 is the highest ranking in the polls this season.

Miami tumbled down to No. 7 after the 24-14 loss to Pitt, but are still alive in the playoff hunt with a win in the ACC championship vs. Clemson. The four top teams are setup to secure a playoff berth with wins in their respective championships. Here’s the complete rankings for week 13.

1. Clemson 11-1

2. Auburn 10-2

3. Oklahoma 11-1

4. Wisconsin 12-0

5. Alabama 11-1

6. Georgia 11-1

7. Miami 10-1

8. Ohio State 10-2

9. Penn State 10-2

10. USC 10-2

11. TCU 10-2

12. Stanford 9-3

13. Washington 10-2

14. UCF 11-0

15. Notre Dame 9-3

16. Michigan State 9-3

17. LSU 9-3

18. Washington State 9-3

19. Oklahoma State 9-3

20. Memphis 10-1

21. Northwestern 9-3

22. Virginia Tech 9-3

23. Mississippi State 8-4

24. NC State 8-4

25. Fresno State 9-3