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AP Top 25: Ohio State Jumps Past Alabama, Cincy to No. 2

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Ohio State (10-1) landed the No. 2 spot in Week 13’s AP Top 25 Poll — jumping three spots past No. 3 Alabama (10-1) and No. 4 Cincinnati (11-0) — after dominating now-ranked No. 12 Michigan State (9-2) 56-7 on Saturday.

For the seventh consecutive week, the Georgia Bulldogs (11-0) are a unanimous No. 1 and No. 3 Alabama clinched the SEC West championship with a 42-35 win over No. 25 Arkansas Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

No. 5 Notre Dame (10-1) is up to its highest ranking of the season after a 55-0 win over Georgia Tech, and No. 6 Michigan (10-1) will go into its game against Ohio State next Saturday in the No. 6 spot.

The AP reports the winner of Buckeyes-Wolverines will play in the Big Ten championship game.

No. 7 Oklahoma State (10-1) moved to a season-high No. 7 and is one of three teams from the Big 12 residing in the back half of the top 10, along with No. 9 Baylor (9-2) and No. 10 Oklahoma (10-1).

The AP reports the Cowboys host the Sooners next Saturday in a game that will help decide the Big 12 championship participants, while Oklahoma State has clinched a spot and Baylor and Oklahoma are still alive.

AP Top 25 Poll for Week 13.

No. 8 Ole Miss (9-2) rounds out the top 10 — the Rebels were previously ranked No. 10 but beat Vanderbilt 31-17 on Saturday.

The full AP Top 25 Poll for Week 13 can be seen here, and OutKick’s previous AP Top 25 Poll coverage can be seen here.


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Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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