AP Top 25 College Football Rankings 2021: Week 13 AP Poll

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The 2021 college football season rolled on this weekend, and the Associated Press is giving us a look at how the competition stacks up. This weekend, the Week 13 AP Top 25 poll was officially released.

This week, Georgia continues its stranglehold on the No. 1 ranking, while the Ohio State Buckeyes jumped to No. 2 after their shellacking of Michigan State.

Rounding out the top five is the Alabama Crimson Tide, Cincinnati Bearcats, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Where does your favorite team stand entering the upcoming season in the eyes of the Associated Press voters?

The Week 13 AP Top 25 poll can be seen below.

  1. Georgia
  2. Ohio State
  3. Alabama
  4. Cincinnati
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Michigan
  7. Oklahoma State
  8. Ole Miss
  9. Baylor
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Oregon
  12. Michigan State
  13. BYU
  14. Texas A&M
  15. UTSA
  16. Utah
  17. Iowa
  18. Wisconsin
  19. Houston
  20. Pittsburgh
  21. Wake Forest
  22. San Diego State
  23. Louisiana-Lafayette
  24. North Carolina State
  25. Arkansas

Others receiving votes: Clemson 101, Mississippi State 44, Penn State 26, Appalachian State 24, Kentucky 10, Purdue 3

The Associated Press rankings carry more weight than polls like the Coaches Poll and FWAA Poll, as they are part of the deciding factor on which teams reach the College Football Playoff. The Coaches Poll, which is not part of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s formula to determine the four teams that will compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship, is voted on by 65 FBS head coaches.

Longtime college football writers who vote in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll include Ben Jones, Bill Landis, Brett McMurphy, Brian Howell, Rece Davis, Rob Long, Robert Gagliardi, Steve Layman, Steve Virgen, Tom Murphy, and Tony Parks.

The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. The preseason poll was started in 1950. A panel of 62 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly.

College Football Rankings 2021: Week 13 Coaches Poll
College Football Rankings 2021: Week 13 Coaches Poll
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