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

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.

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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