2013 College Football Rankings: Week 14 (Nov. 25, 2013)

Compare Our FBS Rankings to BCS Standings

Oklahoma State defeated Baylor and seized control of the Big 12 in Week 13.

Oklahoma State defeated Baylor and seized control of the Big 12 in Week 13. (Credit Wiki)

There’s always one week late in every college football season that stuns everyone. Top 5 BCS teams fall, unheralded teams make a stand, and the late-season rankings are turned on their heads.

In other words – we really should have seen Week 13 coming. While SidelineMOB accurately predicted the Baylor Bears going down at Oklahoma State, we couldn’t have seen the Florida Gators losing to an FCS school (Georgia Southern). We didn’t see the mighty Oregon Ducks losing their 2nd game in 3 weeks, this one to the Arizona Wildcats.

Add in Arizona State formally knocking UCLA out of the Pac-12 race, the Michigan Wolverines losing their 4th game of the year, Georgia QB Aaron Murray‘s college career ending on an injury, and three SEC schools inside the top 5 of the new BCS standings (and our rankings as well), and Week 13 of the 2013 college football season did everything it could to upset the natural order of things.

As for our SidelineMOB rankings, we’ve made a few changes. In light of yet another loss to a ranked team (LSU), we decided to finally see the Texas A&M Aggies for what they are – Johnny Manziel, Mike Evans, and a box of marshmallow Peeps. They’re out of our rankings. Three Big Ten schools are in the top 12 of our rankings, while both Northern Illinois and Fresno State climb into our top 15. And we’d like to welcome the East Carolina Pirates into our rankings at #25, as well as welcome back Notre Dame after a win over BYU.

500px-FSU_Seminoles2013 FBS college football rankings: our Week 13 Top 25

  1. Florida State Seminoles
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes
  4. Missouri Tigers
  5. Auburn Tigers
  6. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  7. Clemson Tigers
  8. Michigan State Spartans
  9. South Carolina Gamecocks
  10. Baylor Bears
  11. Stanford Cardinal
  12. Wisconsin Badgers
  13. Oregon Ducks
  14. Northern Illinois Huskies
  15. Fresno State Bulldogs
  16. Arizona State Sun Devils
  17. UCF Knights
  18. Oklahoma Sooners
  19. LSU Tigers
  20. Louisville Cardinals
  21. Duke Blue Devils
  22. UCLA Bruins
  23. USC Trojans
  24. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  25. East Carolina Pirates

2013 FBS college football rankings: our “next 10″ teams (in order)

Texas A&M Aggies, Minnesota Golden Gophers, BYU Cougars, Ball State Cardinals, Texas Longhorns, Ole Miss Rebels, Virginia Tech Hokies, Cincinnati Bearcats, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

Alabama_Crimson_Tide_LogoCurrent BCS standings, released November 24, 2013

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Florida State Seminoles
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes
  4. Auburn Tigers
  5. Missouri Tigers
  6. Clemson Tigers
  7. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  8. Stanford Cardinal
  9. Baylor Bears
  10. South Carolina Gamecocks
  11. Michigan State Spartans
  12. Arizona State Sun Devils
  13. Oregon Ducks
  14. Northern Illinois Huskies
  15. Wisconsin Badgers
  16. Fresno State Bulldogs
  17. LSU Tigers
  18. Oklahoma Sooners
  19. UCF Knights
  20. Louisville Cardinals
  21. Texas A&M Aggies
  22. UCLA Bruins
  23. USC Trojans
  24. Duke Blue Devils
  25. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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