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Power Ranking All 126 Teams Entering Week 14

Brian PedersenFeatured ColumnistNovember 26, 2013

Power Ranking All 126 Teams Entering Week 14

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    The unbeatens became one fewer, some conference championship pairings were set and plenty of teams either moved into or out of bowl eligibility. That was Week 13 of the college football season in a nutshell.

    With two weeks of regular-season play (including conference title games) left on the slate, a large separation is occurring between the top schools and all the dregs who will either be done here shortly or setting up for an otherwise meaningless bowl game.

    The rankings are shaking out in similar fashion, as those who will continue to play deep into December and January have mostly moved to the top. Check out the latest power rankings to see where your team falls, and let us know in the comments section whether that's too high or too low.

    (NOTE: The rankings are comprised of an average of the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls, as well as Bleacher Report's official poll, Jeff Sagarin's computer ratings and the author's personal ranking.)

126. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

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    Average rating: 177.0

    Week 13 result: Southern Mississippi (0-11, 0-7 C-USA) lost 42-21 at home to Middle Tennessee (7-4, 5-2).

    Up next: The Golden Eagles will try to avoid a second straight winless season when they visit UAB (2-9, 1-6) on Saturday. USM has lost four straight to the Blazers, falling 27-19 last year.

    Notable: The 21 points were the second-most scored this season by USM, which is averaging just 13 points per game.

125. Florida International Golden Panthers

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    Average rating: 176.0

    Week 13 result: Florida International (1-10, 1-6 C-USA) lost 48-10 at home to Marshall (8-3, 6-1).

    Up next: The Golden Panthers end their season Friday at Florida Atlantic (5-6, 3-4). FIU has beaten the Owls twice in a row, winning 34-24 last year.

    Notable: FIU is rated 124th or lower (out of 126 FBS programs) in scoring offense, scoring defense, rushing offense, passing offense and total offense.

124. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks

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    Average rating: 173.5

    Week 13 result: Miami (0-11, 0-7 MAC) lost 44-7 at home to Buffalo (8-3, 6-1).

    Up next: The RedHawks try to avoid their first winless season since 1988 when they visit Ball State (9-2, 6-1) on Friday. Miami lost 31-24 to the Cardinals last season.

    Notable: Miami has failed to reach double-digits in each of its last three games and has been held under 10 points six times this season. 

123. New Mexico State Aggies

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    Average rating: 158.0

    Week 13 result: New Mexico State (1-10) lost 55-10 at Florida Atlantic (5-6), its 24th straight loss to an FBS team.

    Up next: The Aggies wrap up their one season of independent play before joining the Sun Belt Conference next year when they host Idaho (1-10) on Saturday. NMSU lost to the Vandals 26-18 last season in a Western Athletic Conference game.

    Notable: NMSU's last win over an FBS team was in November 2011, against Fresno State. The Aggies have also dropped 15 straight road games.

122. Eastern Michigan Eagles

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    Average rating: 158.0

    Week 13 result: Eastern Michigan (2-9, 1-6 MAC) lost 58-7 at home to Bowling Green (8-3, 6-1).

    Up next: The Eagles wrap their regular season Friday at Central Michigan (5-6, 4-3). EMU lost 34-31 to the Chippewas last season.

    Notable: EMU will finish with three or fewer wins for the fifth time in six seasons.

121. Massachusetts Minutemen

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    Average rating: 156.5

    Week 13 result: Massachusetts (1-10, 1-6 MAC) lost 37-0 at Central Michigan (5-6, 4-3).

    Up next: The Minutemen visit Ohio (6-5, 3-4) on Friday in their season finale. Massachusetts lost 37-34 to the Bobcats last season.

    Notable: Massachusetts, now 2-21 as an FBS member, has been shut out four times the past two seasons.

120. Georgia State Panthers

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    Average rating: 155.0

    Week 13 result: Georgia State (0-11, 0-6 Sun Belt) lost 35-33 at home to Arkansas State (7-4, 5-1).

    Up next: The Panthers finish up their first season of FBS play Saturday at home against South Alabama (4-6, 2-3). The schools have never met in the FBS.

    Notable: Georgia State has five losses decided by 10 or fewer points this season.

119. Idaho Vandals

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    Average rating: 155.0

    Week 13 result: Idaho (1-10) lost 80-14 at Florida State (11-0).

    Up next: The Vandals finish their woeful season as an independent with a visit Saturday to New Mexico State (1-10). Idaho beat the Aggies 26-18 last season, when both teams were in the now-defunct Western Athletic Conference.

    Notable: Idaho has lost 15 straight road games, its last win coming in a 32-29 win at San Jose State in November 2011.

118. Western Michigan Broncos

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    Average rating: 153.5

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: Western Michigan (1-10, 1-6 MAC) wraps up its season with a Tuesday visit to Northern Illinois (11-0, 7-0). The Broncos have lost four straight to the Huskies, including 48-34 last season. 

    Notable: Western Michigan has never lost more than 10 games in a season, finishing both 1975 and 2004 with 1-10 records. 

117. UTEP Miners

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    Average rating: 150.0

    Week 13 result: UTEP (2-9, 1-6 C-USA) lost 45-3 at Tulane (7-4, 5-2).

    Up next: The Miners wrap up their season Saturday at Middle Tennessee (7-4, 5-2). The schools have never met before.

    Notable: UTEP will finish with a losing record for the eighth straight season.

116. Purdue Boilermakers

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    Average rating: 135.0

    Week 13 result: Purdue (1-10, 0-7 Big Ten) lost its ninth straight, falling 20-16 at home to Illinois (4-7, 1-6).

    Up next: The Boilermakers look to avoid their first winless conference season since 1993 when they visit Indiana (4-7, 1-6) on Saturday. Purdue beat the Hoosiers 56-35 last year, its last Big Ten victory.

    Notable: Purdue has averaged 17 points per game in its last three losses, after scoring just 11.5 points per game in its first eight contests.

115. Air Force Falcons

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    Average rating: 135.0

    Week 13 result: Air Force (2-9, 0-7 MWC) lost 41-21 at home to UNLV (6-5, 4-3).

    Up next: The Falcons finish their season Saturday at Colorado State (6-6, 4-3). Air Force has won seven straight over the Rams, beating them 42-21 last season. 

    Notable: Air Force will finish with a losing record for the second straight season (though last year it was 6-7 because of a bowl loss) and has matched its worst loss total in school history. 

114. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

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    Average rating: 132.0

    Week 13 result: Louisiana Tech (4-7, 3-4 C-USA) lost 24-14 at home to Tulsa (3-8, 2-5).

    Up next: The Bulldogs finish their season Saturday at UTSA (6-5, 5-2). Louisiana Tech beat the Roadrunners 51-27 last season.

    Notable: Louisiana Tech has averaged just 20 points per game this season. It led the FBS in scoring with an average of more than 50 per game in 2012.

113. UAB Blazers

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    Average rating: 130.5

    Week 13 result: UAB (2-9, 1-6 C-USA) lost 37-34 in overtime to visiting Rice (8-3, 6-1).

    Up next: The Blazers wrap up their season with a visit Saturday from Southern Mississippi (0-11, 0-7). UAB has beaten the Golden Eagles four straight times, including last year's 27-19 victory. 

    Notable: UAB, destined for a third straight nine-loss season, hasn't had a winning record since 2004. 

112. Army Black Knights

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    Average rating: 130.5

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: Army (3-7) returns from a three-week hiatus with a game Saturday at Hawaii (0-11). The Black Knights are 0-2 against the Warriors, losing 31-28 in 2010. 

    Notable: Army has lost 14 straight true road games, last winning in November 2010 at Kent State. 

111. Connecticut Huskies

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    Average rating: 129.5

    Week 13 result: Connecticut (1-9, 1-5 AAC) ended a 10-game losing streak with a 28-21 win at Temple (1-10, 0-7).

    Up next: The Huskies host Rutgers (5-5, 2-4) on Saturday. Connecticut lost 19-3 to the Scarlet Knights last season.

    Notable: The 28 points scored against Temple were a season high for Connecticut, which is averaging just 17.4 points per game.

110. New Mexico Lobos

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    Average rating: 127.0

    Week 13 result: New Mexico (3-8, 1-6 MWC) lost 69-27 at Fresno State (10-0, 7-0).

    Up next: The Lobos finish their regular season Saturday at Boise State (7-4, 5-2). New Mexico is 0-4 all-time against the Broncos, losing 32-29 to them last season.

    Notable: New Mexico is wrapping up a sixth consecutive losing season.

109. Hawaii Warriors

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    Average rating: 126.0

    Week 13 result: Hawaii (0-11, 0-8 MWC) lost 59-56 in overtime at Wyoming (5-6, 3-4).

    Up next: The Warriors hope to avoid their first winless season since 1998 when they host Army (3-7) on Saturday. Hawaii beat the Black Knights 31-28 in 2010.

    Notable: Sean Schroeder threw for 499 yards and six touchdowns in the loss.

108. Temple Owls

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    Average rating: 125.5

    Week 13 result: Temple (1-10, 0-7 AAC) lost 28-21 at home to Connecticut (1-9, 1-5).

    Up next: The Owls finish the season Saturday at Memphis (3-7, 1-5). This will be the schools' first-ever meeting.

    Notable: Temple has reached 10 losses for the ninth time since 1989.

107. South Florida Bulls

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    Average rating: 125.5

    Week 13 result: South Florida (2-8, 2-4 AAC) lost 16-6 at home to SMU (5-5, 4-2).

    Up next: The Bulls are off until Dec. 7 when they end the season at Rutgers (5-5, 2-4). USF lost 23-13 to the Scarlet Knights last season.

    Notable: South Florida has lost four straight for the second time this season and is averaging just 13.9 points per game.

106. Akron Zips

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    Average rating: 124.0

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: Akron (4-7, 3-4 MAC) ends its season Friday at home against Toledo (7-4, 5-2). The Zips lost 35-23 to the Rockets last season. 

    Notable: Akron has won three of four and is seeking its first three-game win streak since 2005, when the third victory came over Northern Illinois in the MAC championship. 

105. Texas State Bobcats

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    Average rating: 122.5

    Week 13 result: Texas State (6-5, 2-4 Sun Belt) lost 38-7 at home to Western Kentucky (7-4, 3-3).

    Up next: The Bobcats wrap up the regular season Friday at Troy (5-6, 3-3). The schools have never met.

    Notable: Four of Texas State's five losses have been by 17 or more points.

104. Tulsa Golden Hurricane

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    Average rating: 120.5

    Week 13 result: Tulsa (3-8, 2-5 C-USA) won 24-14 at Louisiana Tech (4-7, 3-4).

    Up next: The Golden Hurricane finish the regular season at home Saturday against North Texas (7-4, 5-2). Tulsa beat the Mean Green 41-24 in 2011 for its 10th straight win in the series.

    Notable: Trey Watts had 40 carries for 189 yards and three touchdowns in Tulsa's win.

103. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

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    Average rating: 119.0

    Week 13 result: Louisiana-Monroe (5-6, 3-3 Sun Belt) lost 36-14 at South Alabama (4-6, 2-3).

    Up next: The Warhawks finish their season Saturday at Louisiana-Lafayette (8-2, 5-0). ULM has lost five straight to the Ragin' Cajuns, falling 40-24 last season.

    Notable: All six of ULM's losses have been by at least 17 points.

102. Old Dominion Monarchs

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    Average rating: 116.5

    Week 13 result: Old Dominion (8-4) finished its first season of FBS football with an embarrassing 80-21 loss at North Carolina (6-5).

    Up next: Season complete.

    Notable: The Monarchs, who will join Conference USA next season, went 1-4 against FBS opponents and 7-0 versus FCS foes in their transitional year.

101. California Golden Bears

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    Average rating: 114.5

    Week 13 result: California (1-11, 0-9 Pac-12) was crushed 63-13 at rival Stanford (9-2, 7-2). 

    Up next: Season complete.

    Notable: The Golden Bears have lost 14 straight Pac-12 games. 

100. Kent State Golden Flashes

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    Average rating: 114.0

    Week 13 result: Kent State (4-8, 3-5 MAC) wrapped up its season with a 44-13 win at Ohio (6-5, 3-4).

    Up next: Season complete.

    Notable: The Golden Flashes' drop from 11 wins in 2012 to four this season was their worst year-over-year decline in school history. 

99. Central Michigan Chippewas

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    Average rating: 114.0

    Week 13 result: Central Michigan (5-6, 4-3 MAC) claimed a 37-0 win over visiting Massachusetts (1-10, 1-6).

    Up next: The Chippewas host Eastern Michigan (2-9, 1-6) on Friday, needing a win for bowl eligibility. CMU beat the Eagles 34-31 last season.

    Notable: The shutout win was the first for CMU since opening the 2010 season with a 33-0 victory over Howard.

98. Kansas Jayhawks

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    Average rating: 112.0

    Week 13 result: Kansas (3-8, 1-7 Big 12) lost 34-0 at Iowa State (2-9, 1-7).

    Up next: The Jayhawks finish their season Saturday at home against Kansas State (6-5, 4-4). Kansas fell 56-16 last season, its fourth straight loss to the Wildcats.

    Notable: Kansas was shut out for the first time since a 43-0 loss to Texas in October 2011.

97. Wyoming Cowboys

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    Average rating: 111.0

    Week 13 result: Wyoming (5-6, 3-4 MWC) ended a four-game losing streak with a 59-56 overtime win over visiting Hawaii (0-11, 0-8).

    Up next: The Cowboys visit Utah State (7-4, 6-1) on Saturday needing a victory to become bowl-eligible. Wyoming lost 63-19 to the Aggies in 2011.

    Notable: Wyoming QB Brett Smith had the best game of his career, throwing for 498 yards and seven touchdowns and rushing for 142 yards and a score.

96. Troy Trojans

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    Average rating: 103.0

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: Troy (5-6, 3-3 Sun Belt) will look to become bowl-eligible when it hosts Texas State (6-5, 2-4) on Friday. The schools have never met in FBS play. 

    Notable: Quarterback Corey Robinson enters the game ninth all-time in the FBS in passing yards with 13,344.

95. South Alabama Jaguars

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    Average rating: 102.5

    Week 13 result: South Alabama (4-6, 2-3 Sun Belt) won 36-14 at home over Louisiana-Monroe (5-6, 3-3).

    Up next: The Jaguars visit Georgia State (0-11, 0-6) on Saturday. This will be the schools' first meeting as FBS members.

    Notable: South Alabama has scored at least 31 points in each of its victories this season.

94. Kentucky Wildcats

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    Average rating: 101.0

    Week 13 result: Kentucky (2-9, 0-7 SEC) lost 59-17 at Georgia (7-4, 5-3).

    Up next: The Wildcats wrap up the season Saturday at home against Tennessee (4-7, 1-6). Kentucky lost 37-17 last season, its 26th setback in the last 27 meetings with the Volunteers.

    Notable: Kentucky is looking to avoid back-to-back 10-loss seasons for the first time in school history.

93. Nevada Wolf Pack

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    Average rating: 100.0

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: Nevada (4-7), which finished 3-5 in the Mountain West, wraps up its season by hosting BYU (7-4) Saturday in a nonconference game. The Wolf Pack lost 27-13 to the Cougars in their last meeting, in 2010.

    Notable: Nevada's season will be ending with a bowl game for the first time since 2004. 

92. North Carolina State Wolfpack

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    Average rating: 98.5

    Week 13 result: North Carolina State (3-8) lost 42-28 at home to East Carolina (9-2) in a nonconference game.

    Up next: The Wolfpack, who are 0-7 in ACC play, finish their regular season Saturday at home against Maryland (6-5, 2-5). NC State beat the Terrapins 20-18 last season.

    Notable: NC State, losers of seven straight, is trying to avoid its first-ever 0-8 record in league play.

91. Virginia Cavaliers

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    Average rating: 97.5

    Week 13 result: Virginia (2-9, 0-7 ACC) lost 45-26 at Miami (8-3, 4-3).

    Up next: The Cavaliers end their season at home Saturday against Virginia Tech (7-4, 4-3). Virginia lost 17-4 to the Hokies last season, its ninth straight loss in the series. 

    Notable: Virginia, which has lost eight in a row overall, has dropped its last nine ACC games. 

90. Ohio Bobcats

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    Average rating: 96.5

    Week 13 result: Ohio (6-5, 3-4 MAC) lost 44-13 at home to Kent State (4-8, 3-5).

    Up next: The Bobcats host Massachusetts (1-10, 1-6) on Friday. Ohio beat the Minutemen 37-34 last season. 

    Notable: Ohio is on a three-game losing streak, getting outscored 123-16 in the process. 

89. Arkansas Razorbacks

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    Average rating: 92.0

    Week 13 result: Arkansas (3-8, 0-7 SEC) lost its eighth straight, falling 24-17 at home to Mississippi State (5-6, 2-5).

    Up next: The Razorbacks wrap up their season Friday at LSU (8-3, 4-3). Arkansas lost 20-13 to the Tigers last season.

    Notable: Arkansas has dropped 11 straight SEC games and has never gone winless in league play since joining the conference in 1992.

88. Arkansas State Red Wolves

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    Average rating: 92.0

    Week 13 result: Arkansas State (7-4, 5-1 Sun Belt) won 35-33 at Georgia State (0-11, 0-6).

    Up next: The Red Wolves wrap up the regular season Saturday at Western Kentucky (7-4, 3-3). Arkansas State lost 26-13 to the Hilltoppers last season.

    Notable: Arkansas State has won four straight games after a 3-4 start.

87. Memphis Tigers

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    Average rating: 91.5

    Week 13 result: Memphis (3-7, 1-5 AAC) fell short with a late rally, losing 24-17 at Louisville (10-1, 6-1).

    Up next: The Tigers host Temple (1-10, 0-7) on Saturday. The schools have never met before. 

    Notable: Memphis will finish with a losing record for the sixth straight season.

86. Iowa State Cyclones

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    Average rating: 90.5

    Week 13 result: Iowa State (2-9, 1-7 Big 12) picked up its first league win with a 34-0 win over visiting Kansas (3-8, 1-7).

    Up next: The Cyclones finish their regular season Saturday at West Virginia (4-7, 2-6). ISU lost 31-24 to the Mountaineers last year in the schools' first-ever meeting.

    Notable: ISU earned its first shutout win since blanking Northern Iowa in September 2010.

85. UNLV Runnin' Rebels

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    Average rating: 89.5

    Week 13 result: UNLV (6-5, 4-3 MWC) became bowl-eligible for the first time since 2000 with a 41-21 win at Air Force (2-9, 0-7).

    Up next: The Runnin' Rebels finish up the regular season with a Saturday home game against San Diego State (7-4, 6-1). UNLV has dropped three straight to the Aztecs, losing 24-13 last season. 

    Notable: UNLV has matched its win total from the previous three seasons under coach Bobby Hauck, who was 6-32 in Las Vegas entering the year. 

84. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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    Average rating: 88.5

    Week 13 result: Rutgers (5-5, 2-4 AAC) lost 41-17 at UCF (9-1, 6-0).

    Up next: The Scarlet Knights visit Connecticut (1-9, 1-5) on Saturday. Rutgers downed the Huskies 19-3 last season. 

    Notable: Rutgers has dropped four of five, getting outscored 186-91 during that span. 

83. Colorado Buffaloes

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    Average rating: 86.5

    Week 13 result: Colorado (4-7, 1-7 Pac-12) lost 47-29 at home to USC (9-3, 6-2).

    Up next: The Buffaloes visit Utah (4-7, 1-7) in their season finale on Saturday. Colorado lost 42-35 to the Utes last season. 

    Notable: Colorado assured itself of its eighth straight losing season. 

82. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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    Average rating: 86.0

    Week 13 result: Wake Forest (4-7, 2-6 ACC) lost 28-21 at home to Duke (9-2, 5-2).

    Up next: The Demon Deacons finish their season Saturday at Vanderbilt (7-4). Wake lost 55-21 to the Commodores last season. 

    Notable: Wake has dropped four straight games to finish below .500 for the fifth straight season. 

81. San Jose State Spartans

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    Average rating: 86.0

    Week 13 result: San Jose State (5-6) lost a heartbreaker at home, falling 58-52 in triple overtime to Navy (7-4).

    Up next: The Spartans, who are 4-3 in Mountain West play, host Fresno State (10-0, 7-0) on Friday needing a victory to become bowl-eligible. San Jose lost 27-24 to the Bulldogs in 2011. 

    Notable: San Jose QB David Fales, who was intercepted in the third overtime to set up Navy's winning score, finished 42-of-56 for 440 yards and five touchdowns. 

80. SMU Mustangs

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    Average rating: 82.5

    Week 13 result: SMU (5-5, 4-2 AAC) won 16-6 at South Florida (2-8, 2-4) to stay alive for a bowl bid.

    Up next: The Mustangs visit Houston (7-4, 4-3) on Friday. SMU crushed the Cougars 72-42 last season.

    Notable: SMU entered the game allowing 37.8 points per game but held the Bulls to no offensive touchdowns.

79. Florida Atlantic Owls

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    Average rating: 82.0

    Week 13 result: Florida Atlantic (5-6) won its third straight game, a 55-10 nonconference victory over New Mexico State (1-10).

    Up next: The Owls, who are 3-4 in Conference USA play, host Florida International (1-10, 1-6) on Friday needing a win to become bowl-eligible. FAU lost 34-24 to the Golden Panthers last season.

    Notable: FAU has outscored its opponents 130-34 since coach Carl Pelini was forced out four weeks ago.

78. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

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    Average rating: 80.0

    Week 13 result: Middle Tennessee (7-4, 5-2 C-USA) won 42-21 at Southern Mississippi (0-11, 0-7).

    Up next: The Blue Raiders wrap up the regular season Saturday at home against UTEP (2-9, 1-6). The schools have never met.

    Notable: MTSU are trying to reach eight wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time as an FBS member.

77. UTSA Roadrunners

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    Average rating: 79.5

    Week 13 result: UTSA (6-5, 5-2 C-USA) won its fourth straight, becoming bowl-eligible with a 21-13 win at North Texas (7-4, 5-2).

    Up next: The Roadrunners conclude their regular season Saturday at home against Louisiana Tech (4-7, 3-4). UTSA lost 51-27 to the Bulldogs last season.

    Notable: UTSA has the six wins necessary to qualify for a bowl, but as a transitional FBS member it may only get an invite if a slot remains open after all other eligible teams have been placed.

76. West Virginia Mountaineers

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    Average rating: 79.0

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: West Virginia (4-7, 2-6 Big 12) hosts Iowa State (2-9, 1-7) on Saturday. The Mountaineers beat the Cyclones 31-24 last season. 

    Notable: West Virginia is 6-11 in Big 12 games since moving from the Big East Conference, where it won at least five league games every year from 2005-2011.

75. Colorado State Rams

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    Average rating: 79.0

    Week 13 result: Colorado State (6-6, 4-3 MWC) lost 13-0 at Utah State (7-4, 6-1).

    Up next: The Rams host Air Force (2-9, 0-7) on Saturday, needing a victory to become bowl-eligible. CSU has lost seven straight to the Falcons, falling 42-21 last season.

    Notable: After rushing for 603 yards and 10 touchdowns the previous two games, Kapri Bibbs was held to 54 yards against Utah State.

74. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

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    Average rating: 78.0

    Week 13 result: Western Kentucky (7-4, 3-3 Sun Belt) won 38-7 at Texas State (6-5, 2-4).

    Up next: The Hilltoppers host Arkansas State (7-4, 5-1) on Saturday in the regular-season finale. Western Kentucky beat the Red Wolves 26-13 last season.

    Notable: Running back Antonio Andrews is second in the FBS in rushing with 1,611 yards.

73. Northwestern Wildcats

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    Average rating: 77.5

    Week 13 result: Northwestern (4-7, 0-7 Big Ten) lost 30-6 at home to Michigan State (10-1, 7-0), its seventh straight loss following a 4-0 start.

    Up next: The Wildcats finish up with Saturday's game at Illinois (4-7, 1-6). Northwestern crushed the Fighting Illini 50-14 last season.

    Notable: Northwestern, which won't play in a bowl game for the first time since 2007, is looking to avoid its first winless Big Ten season since 1998.

72. Illinois Fighting Illini

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    Average rating: 77.0

    Week 13 result: Illinois (4-7, 1-6 Big Ten) ended its 20-game league losing streak with a 20-16 victory at Purdue (1-10, 0-7).

    Up next: The Fighting Illini end their regular season at home Saturday against Northwestern (4-7, 0-7). Illinois lost 50-14 to the Wildcats last season.

    Notable: Illinois has lost 10 straight Big Ten home games, its last league victory in Champaign coming in October 2011 against Northwestern.

71. Tulane Green Wave

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    Average rating: 75.0

    Week 13 result: Tulane (7-4, 5-2 C-USA) snapped a two-game skid with a 45-3 home win over UTEP (2-9, 1-6).

    Up next: The Green Wave wrap up the regular season Saturday at Rice (8-3, 6-1), needing a victory to pull into a tie for the West Division title. Tulane lost 49-47 to the Owls last season.

    Notable: The 42-point margin of victory was Tulane's largest since a 53-9 win over Louisiana-Monroe in 2002.

70. San Diego State Aztecs

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    Average rating: 72.0

    Week 13 result: San Diego State (7-4, 6-1 MWC) got a 10-yard touchdown pass from Quinn Kaehler to Colin Lockett to pull out a 34-31 overtime win over visiting Boise State (7-4, 6-1).

    The Aztecs rallied from deficits of 21-7 and 28-21 in the fourth quarter, scoring on a fumble return by J.J. Whittaker and a 41-yard punt return by Tim Vizzi. Kaehler threw for 288 yards and two TDs as SDSU won its fourth straight game.

    Up next: SDSU visits UNLV (6-5, 4-3) on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Aztecs have won three straight over the Runnin' Rebels, winning 24-13 last season.

    Notable: The Aztecs have played four overtime games this season, including the past two weeks, going 3-1.

69. TCU Horned Frogs

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    Average rating: 70.5

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: TCU (4-7, 2-6 Big 12) wraps up its season with a Saturday visit from Baylor (9-1, 6-1). The Horned Frogs beat the Bears 49-21 last season. 

    Notable: The Horned Frogs are missing a bowl game for the first time since 2004 and are finishing their worst season since going 1-10 in 1997.

68. Tennessee Volunteers

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    Average rating: 70.5

    Week 13 result: Tennessee (4-7, 1-6 SEC) fell 14-10 at home to Vanderbilt (7-4, 4-4) on a touchdown in the final 16 seconds of play.

    Up next: The Volunteers finish the regular season at Kentucky (2-9, 0-7). The Vols beat the Wildcats 37-17 last season.

    Notable: xxx

67. Indiana Hoosiers

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    Average rating: 69.0

    Week 13 result: Indiana (4-7, 2-5 Big Ten) fell 42-14 at Ohio State (11-0, 7-0).

    Up next: The Hoosiers wrap up their season with a Saturday game against Purdue (1-10, 0-7). Indiana lost 56-35 to the Boilermakers last season.

    Notable: Indiana is finishing its sixth straight losing season and will finish under .500 for the 18th time in the last 19 years.

66. North Texas Mean Green

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    Average rating: 67.5

    Week 13 result: North Texas (7-4, 5-2 C-USA) saw its five-game win streak snapped with a 21-13 home loss to UTSA (6-5, 5-2), falling out of first place in the West Division.

    Up next: The Mean Green visit Tulsa (3-8, 2-5) on Saturday, needing a victory and some help to get into the C-USA championship game. North Texas has lost 10 straight to the Golden Hurricane dating back to 1970, falling 41-24 in 2011.

    Notable: The 13 points were the fewest North Texas has scored since losing 14-7 to Troy last September.

65. Maryland Terrapins

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    Average rating: 67.0

    Week 13 result: Maryland (6-5, 2-5 ACC) lost on a last-second field goal, falling 29-26 at home to Boston College (7-4, 4-3).

    Up next: The Terrapins wrap up the regular season Saturday at North Carolina State (3-8, 0-7). Maryland lost 20-18 to the Wolfpack last season. 

    Notable: Maryland has lost its last three home games. 

64. Syracuse Orange

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    Average rating: 66.0

    Week 13 result: Syracuse (5-6, 3-4 ACC) lost 17-16 at home to Pittsburgh (6-5, 3-4).

    Up next: The Orange host Boston College (7-4, 4-3) on Saturday, needing a win to be bowl-eligible. Syracuse lost 16-7 to the Eagles in 2010.

    Notable: Syracuse hasn't been bowl-eligible in back-to-back seasons since 2003-04.

63. Rice Owls

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    Average rating: 64.5

    Week 13 result: Rice (8-3, 6-1 C-USA) won 37-34 in overtime at UAB (2-9, 1-6).

    Up next: The Owls host Tulane (7-4, 5-2) on Saturday looking for a share of the West Division title. Rice edged the Green Wave 49-47 last season. 

    Notable: Rice has its most wins since going 10-3 in 2008 and will be playing in bowl games in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1960-61.

62. Florida Gators

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    Average rating: 61.0

    Week 13 result: Florida (4-7) suffered one of the most embarrassing losses in school history, falling 26-20 at home to FCS team Georgia Southern (7-4).

    Up next: The Gators complete their first losing regular season since 1979 when they host Florida State (11-0) on Saturday. Florida beat the Seminoles 37-26 last season.

    Notable: Florida has lost six straight games and has fallen to 112th nationally in scoring at 19.9 points per game.

61. Navy Midshipmen

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    Average rating: 61.0

    Week 13 result: Navy (7-4) got seven rushing touchdowns from quarterback Keenan Reynolds in a 58-52, triple-overtime win at San Jose State (5-6).

    Up next: The Midshipmen are off until their annual tussle with Army (3-7) on Dec. 14 in Philadelphia. Navy has won the last 11 meetings in the series, including last year's 17-14 victory. 

    Notable: Reynolds' seven rushing TDs are the most ever by a quarterback in FBS history. The sophomore, who ran for 240 yards and threw for a TD, now has 34 total scores on the season. 

60. Buffalo Bulls

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    Average rating: 60.0

    Week 13 result: Buffalo (8-3, 6-1 MAC) won 44-7 at Miami, Ohio (0-11, 0-7).

    Up next: The Bulls host Bowling Green (8-3, 6-1) on Friday for the East Division title and the right to face Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship game. Buffalo has lost its last two meetings with the Falcons, falling 21-7 last season. 

    Notable: Buffalo has won seven straight at UB Stadium, winning the last four by an average of 28.3 points per game. 

59. Penn State Nittany Lions

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    Average rating: 60.0

    Week 13 result: Penn State (6-5, 3-4 Big Ten) lost 23-20 in overtime at home to Nebraska (8-3, 5-2).

    Up next: The Nittany Lions wrap up their season, the second of a four-year stretch where bowl games are prohibited due to NCAA sanctions, with a trip to Wisconsin (9-2, 6-1) on Saturday. Penn State beat the Badgers 24-21 in overtime last season.

    Notable: Allen Robinson, who had eight receptions for 106 yards in the loss, is third in the FBS with 1,310 yards for the season.

58. Toledo Rockets

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    Average rating: 60.0

    Week 13 result: Toledo (7-4, 5-2 MAC) lost 35-17 at home to Northern Illinois (11-0, 7-0), ending a five-game losing streak.

    Up next: The Rockets wrap up the regular season Friday at Akron (4-7, 3-4). The Rockets beat the Zips 35-23 last season. 

    Notable: Toledo is hoping its resume can keep it in bowl contention. The MAC only has four bowl affiliations, with the Rockets likely fourth or fifth in line for a spot. 

57. Mississippi State Bulldogs

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    Average rating: 57.5

    Week 13 result: Mississippi State (5-6, 2-5 SEC) remained alive for a bowl bid with a 24-17 overtime win at Arkansas (3-8, 0-7).

    Up next: The Bulldogs host Ole Miss (7-4, 3-4) on Thursday in the Egg Bowl. The Bulldogs lost 41-24 to the Rebels last season.

    Notable: MSU is 0-5 against ranked teams and 5-1 against those outside the Top 25 this season.

56. Marshall Thundering Herd

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    Average rating: 55.5

    Week 13 result: Marshall (8-3, 6-1 C-USA) won 48-10 at Florida International (1-10, 1-6).

    Up next: The Thundering Herd host East Carolina (9-2, 6-1) on Friday, with the winner clinching the East Division and earning a spot in the Conference USA title game. Marshall fell 65-59 in overtime to the Pirates last season.

    Notable: Marshall has won four straight and has moved up to eighth nationally in scoring, at 43.3 points per game.

55. Pittsburgh Panthers

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    Average rating: 55.0

    Week 13 result: Pittsburgh (6-5, 3-4 ACC) became bowl-eligible with a 17-16 win at Syracuse (5-6, 3-4).

    Up next: The Panthers host Miami, Fla. (8-3, 4-3) on Friday in their regular-season finale. Pitt has lost seven straight to the Hurricanes, falling 31-3 in 2010.

    Notable: Pittsburgh is bowl-eligible for the sixth straight season, though it has finished 6-7 with bowl losses the last two years.

54. Bowling Green Falcons

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    Average rating: 52.0

    Week 13 result: Bowling Green (8-3, 6-1 MAC) rolled to a 58-7 win at Eastern Michigan (2-9, 1-6).

    Up next: The Falcons visit Buffalo (8-3, 6-1), with the winner claiming the Mid-American's East Division title and a spot in the conference championship game. Bowling Green beat the Bulls 21-7 last season.

    Notable: Bowling Green has allowed 10 total points during a three-game win streak and is sixth nationally in scoring defense at 14.4 points per game.

53. Boston College Eagles

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    Average rating: 51.0

    Week 13 result: Boston College (7-4, 4-3 ACC) got a 52-yard field goal from Nate Freese as time expired to win 29-26 at Maryland (6-5, 2-5).

    Up next: The Eagles visit Syracuse (5-6, 3-4) in their season finale. Boston College beat the Orange 16-7 in 2010. 

    Notable: Andre Williams had 263 rushing yards against Maryland, giving him an FBS-best 2,073 yards for the season and 897 yards in the last three games. 

52. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

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    Average rating: 50.167

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: Louisiana-Lafayette (8-2, 5-0 Sun Belt) will look to clinch the league title when it hosts in-state rival Louisiana-Monroe (5-6, 3-3) on Saturday. The Ragin' Cajuns have downed the Warhawks five straight times, winning 40-24 last season. 

    Notable: ULL is seeking its third straight nine-win season after not having any between 1977-2010.

51. Utah Utes

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    Average rating: 50.0

    Week 13 result: Utah (4-7, 1-7 Pac-12) lost 49-37 at Washington State (6-5, 4-4).

    Up next: The Utes wrap up their season at home Saturday against Colorado (4-7, 1-7). Utah beat the Buffaloes 42-35 last season. 

    Notable: Utah will finish under .500 for the second straight season, the first time that's happened since 1989-90. 

50. Ball State Cardinals

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    Average rating: 49.0

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: Ball State (9-2, 6-1 MAC) wraps up its regular season with a Friday visit from Miami, Ohio (0-11, 0-7). The Cardinals beat the RedHawks 31-24 last season. 

    Notable: A win would give Ball State its second season of at least 10 victories since 2008 and third since 1978.

49. North Carolina Tar Heels

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    Average rating: 48.0

    Week 13 result: North Carolina (6-5) overwhelmed FBS-transitioning team Old Dominion en route to a record-breaking 80-20 win and bowl eligibility. 

    The Tar Heels gained a school-record 721 yards, with quarterback Marquise Williams throwing for 409 yards and five touchdowns, while T.J. Logan rushed for 137 yards and three TDs. 

    Logan also scored on a 99-yard kickoff return. 

    Up next: The Tar Heels, who are 4-3 in ACC play, host Duke (9-2, 5-2) on Saturday with a chance to crush their rivals' division title dreams. North Carolina lost 33-30 to the Blue Devils last season. 

    Notable: UNC has won five straight since a 1-5 start, winning by an average of 44-18 during that span. 

48. Oregon State Beavers

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    Average rating: 46.0

    Week 13 result: Oregon State (6-5, 4-4 Pac-12) was crushed 69-27 at home by Washington (7-4, 4-4).

    The Beavers were down 48-0 after three quarters and yielded 530 rushing yards, including 100-plus yards to three different Washington players. OSU committed four turnovers, with Sean Mannion throwing three interceptions.

    Up next: OSU takes a four-game losing streak into Friday's game at Oregon (9-2, 6-2). The Beavers have dropped five straight to Oregon, including a 48-24 loss last season. 

    Notable: Mannion, who now has 4,089 passing yards and 34 touchdowns, has thrown 10 interceptions in the last three games. 

47. Michigan Wolverines

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    Average rating: 44.0

    Week 13 result: Michigan (7-4, 3-4 Big Ten) blew a 21-7 halftime lead, getting shut out in the second half en route to a 24-21 loss at Iowa (7-4, 4-3).

    The Wolverines were limited to just 158 yards of total offense, but collecting four Iowa turnovers enabled them to control the game early. Michigan got an interception-return touchdown from Brennen Beyer in the first two minutes of the game, then added a pair of passing TDs from Devin Gardner before failing to score in the game's final 30 minutes.

    Up next: Michigan wraps up the regular season with its annual rivalry game Saturday at Ohio State (11-0, 7-0). The Wolverines lost 26-21 last season, their eighth loss to the Buckeyes in the last nine meetings.

    Notable: The Wolverines are in jeopardy of finishing under .500 in Big Ten play for the fourth time in the last six years.

46. Houston Cougars

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    Average rating: 42.5

    Week 13 result: Houston (7-4, 4-3 AAC) came up short with its rally, losing 24-17 at home to Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1).

    The Cougars had just one offensive touchdown, a TD pass from John O'Korn to Deontay Greenberry, with Trevon Stewart's 15-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter providing the other TD. O'Korn finished just 13-of-30 for 171 yards.

    Houston forced three turnovers but allowed 573 yards of total offense.

    Up next: Houston finishes out the regular season Friday at home against SMU (5-5, 4-2). The Cougars will be looking to avenge an embarrassing 72-42 loss to the Mustangs last season.

    Notable: Houston has scored just 44 points during its three-game losing streak, after averaging 41.1 points during a 7-1 start.

45. Utah State Aggies

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    Average rating: 42.0

    Week 13 result: Utah State (7-4, 6-1 MWC) moved into sole possession of the Mountain Division lead with a 13-0 win over visiting Colorado State (6-6, 4-3).

    The Aggies won a defense struggle, gaining just 191 yards of total offense but holding CSU to just 185 yards and forcing two turnovers. Two Nick Diaz field goals and a Joey DeMartino 1-yard run were all the offense they needed for their fourth straight win.

    Up next: Utah State can clinch a spot in the Mountain West title game with a win Saturday at home against Wyoming (5-6, 3-4). The Aggies crushed the Cowboys 63-19 in their last meeting in 2011.

    Notable: Utah State scored its first shutout win since a 49-0 victory over Arkansas State in 2003.

44. Boise State Broncos

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    Average rating: 41.5

    Week 13 result: Boise State (7-4, 5-2 MWC) lost 34-31 in overtime at San Diego State (7-4, 6-1), likely missing out on a spot in the conference title game.

    The Broncos had just 297 yards of total offense but led 21-14, 28-21 and then 31-28 in overtime, only to see San Diego State come back each time. Grant Hedrick threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns, but he was also intercepted twice, one of which was returned for a TD to tie the game at 21.

    Up next: Boise finishes its regular season Saturday at home against New Mexico (3-8, 1-6), needing to win and have Utah State lose to Wyoming in order to take the Mountain Division. The Broncos have won all four meetings with the Lobos, including last year's 32-29 victory.

    Notable: The four regular-season losses are the most by Boise since going 8-4 in 2001.

43. Washington State Cougars

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    Average rating: 41.0

    Week 13 result: Washington State (6-5, 4-4 Pac-12) reached bowl eligibility for the first time since 2006 with a 49-37 win over visiting Utah (4-7, 1-7).

    The Cougars got 488 yards and four passing touchdowns from Connor Halliday, with Dom Williams catching five balls for 154 yards and two scores. But WSU's defense paced the early scoring, with Damante Horton and Casey Locker both returning interceptions for TDs in an 81-second span in the first quarter. 

    Up next: The Cougars visit Washington (7-4, 4-4) on Friday in the Apple Cup. WSU beat the Huskies 31-28 in overtime last season. 

    Notable: Halliday did not throw an interception for the first time this season. For the year he has 26 TDs and 19 picks. 

42. Texas Tech Red Raiders

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    Average rating: 39.5

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: Texas Tech (7-4, 4-4 Big 12) plays its regular-season finale on Thanksgiving at Texas (7-3, 6-1). The Red Raiders have lost four straight to the Longhorns, falling 31-22 last season. 

    Notable: Tech is trying to avoid its second five-game losing streak in the last three seasons. The previous one, in 2011, turned a 5-2 start into a losing record and the first year without a bowl game since 1999.

41. Virginia Tech Hokies

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    Average rating: 39.0

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: Virginia Tech (7-4, 4-3 ACC) finishes the regular season Saturday at Virginia (2-9, 0-7). The Hokies have won nine straight in the series, edging the Cavaliers 17-14 last season. 

    Notable: The Hokies have guaranteed themselves back-to-back seasons of fewer than 10 victories for the first time since 1997-98.

40. Kansas State Wildcats

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    Average rating: 38.0

    Week 13 result: Kansas State (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) fell behind early and never led in a 41-31 home loss to Oklahoma (9-2, 6-2).

    The Wildcats lost despite a huge game from receiver Tyler Lockett, who had 12 receptions for 278 yards, three touchdowns and a school-record 440 yards of total offense. But K-State couldn't slow down Oklahoma's run game, which was led by Brennan Clay's 200 yards and two TDs.

    Up next: K-State wraps up its regular season Saturday at Kansas (3-8, 1-7). The Wildcats beat the Jayhawks 56-16 last season, their fourth straight win in the series.

    Notable: Lockett jumped up to 15th in the FBS in receiving yards with 1,103, but that's still only third-best in the Big 12 behind Baylor's Antwan Goodley (1,193) and Texas Tech's Jace Amaro (1,157).

39. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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    Average rating: 38.0

    Week 13 result: Georgia Tech (7-4) breezed to a 66-7 win over FCS opponent Alabama A&M (4-8).

    The Yellow Jackets rushed for 428 yards and eight touchdowns, while also collecting three turnovers, including an 18-yard fumble return by Quayshawn Nealy.

    Up next: The Yellow Jackets wrap up their season by hosting their annual game with in-state rival Georgia (7-4). Georgia Tech has lost four straight in the series, falling 42-10 last year.

    Notable: Georgia Tech improved to fourth nationally in rushing offense, at 316.1 yards per game.

38. Iowa Hawkeyes

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    Average rating: 38.0

    Week 13 result: Iowa (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten) rallied from a 21-7 halftime deficit to pull out a 24-21 home win over Michigan (7-4, 3-4).

    The Hawkeyes got a 55-yard touchdown catch from Tevaun Smith in the third quarter and a 9-yard TD run by Mark Weisman early in the fourth to tie the game, then won it on a 34-yard Mike Meyer field goal with six minutes left.

    Iowa held Michigan to 158 yards of total offense, but four turnovers, including an interception return for a TD to open the scoring, put the Hawkeyes in an early hole.

    Up next: Iowa finishes up the regular season Saturday at Nebraska (8-3, 5-2). The Hawkeyes have lost their last five meetings with the Cornhuskers, falling 13-7 last season.

    Notable: Iowa is looking to reach five Big Ten wins for the first time since 2009.

37. Vanderbilt Commodores

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    Average rating: 36.75

    Week 13 result: Vanderbilt (7-4, 4-4 SEC) got a 5-yard touchdown run from Patton Robinette with 16 seconds left for a 14-10 win at Tennessee (4-7, 1-6).

    The Commodores managed just 285 yards and committed four turnovers, but managed to put together a 12-play, 92-yard drive for the game-winner. Robinette capped the drive by faking a jump pass, then scampering to the right for the score.

    Up next: Vanderbilt wraps up the regular season with the annual game with visiting Wake Forest (4-7). The Commodores cruised to a 55-21 win over the Demon Deacons last season.

    Notable: Vandy has back-to-back seasons of eight or more wins for the first time in school history.

36. East Carolina Pirates

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    Average rating: 35.4

    Week 13 result: East Carolina (9-2) won 42-28 at North Carolina State (3-8) in a nonconference game.

    The Pirates led 35-3 before taking their foot off the gas, finishing with 445 yards of total offense. Shane Carden threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns, while Vintavious Cooper gained 148 yards on 22 rushes.

    East Carolina improved to 2-1 against ACC teams this season, beating North Carolina on the road and losing at home to Virginia Tech.

    Up next: East Carolina, which is 6-1 in Conference USA play, visits Marshall (8-3, 6-1) on Friday, with the winner claiming the East Division title. The Pirates won a 65-59 overtime thriller over the Thundering Herd last season.

    Notable: ECU is averaging 50.4 points per game during its five-game win streak.

35. Minnesota Golden Gophers

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    Average rating: 35.2

    Week 13 result: Minnesota (8-3, 4-3 Big Ten) saw its four-game win streak end via a 20-7 home loss to Wisconsin (9-2, 5-1).

    The Golden Gophers were stymied on offense, gaining just 185 yards and committing three turnovers. Their only score came on a 39-yard interception return TD by Aaron Hill for a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter, before Wisconsin rattled off the game's last 17 points.

    Philip Nelson completed just seven of 23 passes for 83 yards in the loss.

    Up next: The Gophers wrap up the regular season with a visit to Michigan State (10-1, 7-0) on Saturday. Minnesota has dropped three in a row to the Spartans, falling 26-10 last season.

    Notable: Minnesota, which is averaging 28.5 points per game, has scored just 27 total points in its three losses this season.

34. Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes

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    Average rating: 35.0

    Week 13 result: Miami (8-3, 4-3 ACC) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 45-26 win over visiting Virginia (2-9, 0-7).

    The Hurricanes scored on a 19-yard interception return on the first play from scrimmage, one of two defensive touchdowns as part of a four-turnover effort. Miami also got 214 passing yards from Stephen Morris and two rushing TDs from Dallas Crawford. 

    Up next: Miami finishes up the regular season Friday at Pittsburgh (6-5, 3-4). The Hurricanes beat the Panthers 31-3 in 2010, their seventh straight win in the series. 

    Notable: Crawford has scored 12 rushing TDs on just 112 carries this season. 

33. Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    Average rating: 33.9

    Week 13 result: Nebraska (8-3, 5-2 Big Ten) got a 42-yard field goal from Pat Smith to clinch a 23-20 overtime win at Penn State (6-5, 3-4).

    The Cornhuskers got 147 rushing yards from Ameer Abdullah but managed just one offensive touchdown, getting a second TD on a 99-yard kickoff return by Kenny Bell midway through the third quarter. Nebraska won despite going just 3-of-17 on third downs and committing two turnovers.

    Up next: Nebraska wraps up the regular season by hosting Iowa (7-4, 4-3) on Saturday. The Cornhuskers have won five straight against the Hawkeyes, including last season's 13-7 victory.

    Notable: Abdullah, ranked sixth nationally in rushing yards with 1,483, leads Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon by 108 yards for the Big Ten lead.

32. Cincinnati Bearcats

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    Average rating: 33.3

    Week 13 result: Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1 AAC) won its sixth straight game, 24-17 at Houston (7-4, 3-3).

    The Bearcats led 24-3 and then held off a furious Cougars rally, getting 406 passing yards and two touchdowns from Brendon Kay. Kay also ran for a TD as part of a 573-yard total effort for Cincinnati, which remains mathematically alive for the AAC's automatic BCS bid.

    Cincinnati overcame three turnovers by holding Houston's offense to just 278 yards and one TD.

    Up next: Cincinnati is off until Dec. 5 when it hosts Louisville (10-1, 6-1) in the regular-season finale. The Bearcats fell 31-28 in overtime to the Cardinals last season.

    Notable: The Bearcats are a victory away from their sixth 10-win season in the last seven years.

31. Arizona Wildcats

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    Average rating: 30.7

    Week 13 result: Arizona (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) pulled off a major upset, rolling to a 42-16 home win over Oregon (9-2, 6-2).

    The Wildcats set the tone early with an interception of Marcus Mariota, the first he'd thrown all season, and turned it into the first of four rushing touchdowns from Ka'Deem Carey. Carey rushed for 206 yards on a school-record 48 carries, breaking the Arizona career rushing record and the school's all-time TD mark in the process.

    B.J. Denker had the best game of his career, completing 19-of-22 passes for 178 yards and two TDs, while adding 102 rushing yards. 

    Up next: Arizona heads to Arizona State (9-2, 7-1) on Saturday in the annual Territorial Cup game. The Wildcats lost 41-34 to the Sun Devils last season.

    Notable: Carey, last year's FBS rushing champion, is fourth this season with 1,559 yards in 10 games played. 

30. Ole Miss Rebels

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    Average rating: 29.333

    Week 13 result: Ole Miss (7-4, 3-4 SEC) saw its four-game win streak end with a 24-10 home loss to Missouri (10-1, 6-1).

    The Rebels never led in a game that saw them fail to score a touchdown in any of their three red-zone trips. The lone touchdown came on a 45-yard run by I'Tavius Mathers that got Ole Miss within 17-10 early in the fourth quarter.

    Bo Wallace threw for 244 yards but was intercepted once.

    Up next: Ole Miss heads to Mississippi State (5-6, 2-5) on Thursday for the annual Egg Bowl. The Rebels won 41-24 over the Bulldogs last season.

    Notable: The Rebels finished 4-2 on their six-game homestand.

29. Texas Longhorns

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    Average rating: 29.0

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: Texas (7-3, 6-1 Big 12) hosts Texas Tech (7-4, 4-4) on Thanksgiving. The Longhorns have won the last four meetings, taking last year's meeting 31-22. 

    Notable: All three of Texas' losses this season have come by 19 or more points, while it has four victories by 10 points or fewer.

28. BYU Cougars

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    Average rating: 27.5

    Week 13 result: BYU (7-4) lost its second game in the Midwest in the last month, falling 23-13 at Notre Dame (8-3).

    The Cougars managed 415 yards, with Taysom Hill accounting for 269 (168 passing, 101 rushing), but they managed no rushing touchdowns for the second time in three weeks. BYU was 11-of-20 on third down, but after a first-quarter TD pass by Hill it could only manage a pair of field goals.

    Up next: BYU wraps up the regular season with a game Saturday at Nevada (4-7). The Cougars lost 27-13 to the Wolf Pack in 2010.

    Notable: BYU is averaging 41.1 points per game in its wins but just 14.8 in its losses.

27. Duke Blue Devils

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    Average rating: 27.2

    Week 13 result: Duke (9-2, 5-2 ACC) rallied from a 14-0 deficit to win 28-21 at Wake Forest (4-7, 2-6) to tie the school record for wins in a season. 

    The Blue Devils also trailed 21-14 early in the third quarter before Anthony Boone threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder, then Brandon Connette scored on a 3-yard run later in the third to put Duke up for good. 

    Duke held Wake to 248 yards of total offense, forcing two turnovers to help with the comeback. 

    Up next: The Blue Devils visit North Carolina (6-5, 4-3) on Saturday with a shot at the Coastal Division title on the line. Duke beat the Tar Heels 33-30 last season, snapping an eight-game losing streak in the series.

    Notable: Duke has won seven straight games, its best stretch since starting the 1994 season 7-0. 

26. Washington Huskies

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    Average rating: 27.0

    Week 13 result: Washington (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) overwhelmed host Oregon State (6-5, 4-4) in a 69-27 victory.

    The Huskies led 48-0 after three quarters before both teams stopped playing defense, finishing with 692 yards of total offense that included 530 rushing yards. Bishop Sankey led the charge with 179 yards and three touchdowns, while Deontae Cooper had 166 yards and two TDs and Dwayne Washington added 141 yards and two scores.

    Washington forced four Oregon State turnovers, including an interception that Shaq Thompson returned 80 yards for a TD.

    Up next: The Huskies host Washington State (6-5, 4-4) on Friday. Washington lost 31-28 in overtime to the Cougars last season. 

    Notable: Sankey now has 1,575 rushing yards, third-most in the FBS. 

25. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    Average rating: 26.8

    Week 13 result: Notre Dame (8-3) wrapped up its home schedule with a 23-13 win over BYU (7-4).

    The Fighting Irish gained 470 yards, getting 235 each via the ground and the pass game. Tommy Rees threw for 235 yards and a touchdown, while Cam McDaniel rushed for 117 yards. Kyle Brindza added three field goals, including a 51-yarder to ice the game in the fourth quarter.

    Up next: Notre Dame makes its annual Thanksgiving weekend trip to the West Coast to play Saturday at Stanford (9-2). The Irish beat the Cardinal 20-13 in overtime last season.

    Notable: Notre Dame has reached eight victories for the fourth straight year after going three seasons with seven or fewer wins.

24. Georgia Bulldogs

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    Average rating: 26.0

    Week 13 result: Georgia (7-4, 5-3 SEC) cruised to a 59-14 win over visiting Kentucky (2-9, 0-7) but suffered a major loss in the process.

    Aaron Murray tore the ACL in his left knee to end his college career but not before throwing for 183 yards and four first-half touchdowns. Backup Hutson Mason threw for 189 yards and a TD, while Todd Gurley rushed for 77 yards and added 90 yards and two TDs on receptions.

    Up next: The Bulldogs finish their regular season with the annual game at Georgia Tech (7-4). Georgia beat the Yellow Jackets 42-10 last season.

    Notable: Murray finished his career with the SEC all-time record for yards (13,166) and touchdowns (121). Those numbers fall 10th and tied for 6th, respectively, on the all-time FBS list.

23. Fresno State Bulldogs

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    Average rating: 23.0

    Week 13 result: Fresno State (10-0, 7-0 MWC) put up another round of video game-like numbers in a 69-28 home win over New Mexico (3-8, 1-6).

    The Bulldogs gained 822 yards overall, with Derek Carr throwing for 522 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns in his final home appearance. Davante Adams had four of those TD catches, part of a nine-reception, 246-yard day, while Josh Harper had 10 receptions for 161 yards and three TDs.

    FSU also shut down one of the top rushing games in the nation, holding New Mexico to just 168 yards on the ground.

    Up next: Fresno looks to wrap up a perfect regular season when it visits San Jose State (5-6, 4-3) on Friday. The Bulldogs lost 27-24 to the Spartans last season.

    Notable: Carr has upped his totals to 3,943 passing yards and 39 touchdowns this season.

22. Northern Illinois Huskies

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    Average rating: 21.8

    Week 13 result: Northern Illinois (11-0, 7-0 MAC) clinched the West Division title with a 35-17 win at Toledo (7-4, 5-2).

    The Huskies shook off a slow start, the absence of its top two receivers due to injury and three missed field goals to turn a 10-7 halftime lead into a comfortable win for its 24th straight league victory. Jordan Lynch once again led the charge, throwing for 202 yards and adding 161 yards and three touchdowns rushing.

    It was the 11th time Lynch has thrown for at least 200 yards and rushed for triple-digits in the same game. 

    NIU's defense also stepped up, forcing four Toledo turnovers.

    Up next: NIU will look to complete the first perfect regular season in school history when it hosts Western Michigan (1-10, 1-6) on Tuesday. The Huskies have beaten the Broncos four straight times, winning 48-34 last season. 

    Notable: Lynch has 3,852 yards of total offense and has accounted for 38 total touchdowns. During NIU's 12-2 Orange Bowl season last year, he had 4,953 yards and 44 TDs. 

21. USC Trojans

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    Average rating: 21.4

    Week 13 result: USC (9-3, 6-2 Pac-12) rolled to a 47-29 win at Colorado (4-7, 1-7).

    The Trojans led 23-0 at halftime, getting 145 yards and three rushing touchdowns from Javorius Allen and a 184-yard, two-TD effort from quarterback Cody Kessler. USC also got a blocked punt for a safety from Soma Vainuku, who also scored on a 52-yard run in the fourth quarter.

    It was USC's fifth straight win and improved the team to 6-1 under interim coach Ed Orgeron.

    Up next: The Trojans host UCLA (8-3, 5-3) on Saturday. USC lost 38-28 to the Bruins last season after winning the previous five games in the series. 

    Notable: Allen has 439 rushing yards and 10 total touchdowns in the last four games. 

20. Oklahoma Sooners

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    Average rating: 20.6

    Week 13 result: Oklahoma (9-2, 6-2 Big 12) made Bob Stoops the winningest coach in school history with a 41-31 victory at Kansas State (6-5, 4-4).

    The Sooners got 200 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Brennan Clay, while Trevor Knight threw for 171 yards and ran for 82 (while throwing and rushing for a TD) to hold off several Wildcats rallies.

    Oklahoma struggled on defense most of the day but got a key interception return for a TD by Zack Sanchez to extend to a 41-24 fourth-quarter lead.

    Up next: Oklahoma is off until Dec. 7 when it heads to Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1) for the annual Bedlam game. The Sooners took last year's game 51-48 in overtime.

    Notable: Stoops now has 158 wins at Oklahoma, one more than previous record-holder Barry Switzer.

19. UCLA Bruins

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    Average rating: 20.4

    Week 13 result: UCLA (8-3, 5-3 Pac-12) nearly pulled off a miraculous comeback before falling 38-33 at home to Arizona State (9-2, 7-1).

    The Bruins trailed 35-13 at halftime, but after Brett Hundley threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Shaq Evans, they were only down 38-33. UCLA had two chances to take the lead but couldn't score either time.

    Hundley threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns, while two-way star Myles Jack played only on offense, rushing for 86 yards and a TD. 

    Up next: UCLA visits USC (9-3, 6-2) on Saturday. The Bruins beat the Trojans 38-28 last season, ending a five-game losing streak in the season.

    Notable: UCLA fell to 1-3 against ranked teams this season, its only win coming at Nebraska in September. 

18. Texas A&M Aggies

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    Average rating: 20.4

    Week 13 result: Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3 SEC) was handled by LSU (8-3, 4-3) for the second straight year, losing 34-10 on the road.

    The Aggies trailed 21-3 before Johnny Manziel was finally able to get something going, hitting Derel Walker for a 51-yard touchdown just before halftime. But A&M couldn't slow down the Tigers at any point, allowing 517 yards.

    Manziel threw for 224 yards on 16-of-41 passing with two interceptions.

    Up next: Texas A&M remains on the road for its season finale, playing Saturday at Missouri (10-1, 6-1). The Aggies crushed the Tigers 59-29 last season.

    Notable: The Aggies are 0-3 against ranked teams this season.

17. UCF Knights

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    Average rating: 20.2

    Week 13 result: UCF (9-1, 6-0 AAC) moved one step closer to a BCS berth with a 41-17 win over visiting Rutgers (5-5, 2-4).

    The Knights got 335 passing yards from Blake Bortles and two rushing touchdowns from Storm Johnson in a dominant performance, unlike the efforts UCF had put up in recent close wins over Houston and Temple. UCF led 21-0 midway through the second quarter.

    UCF was just as impressive on defense, holding Rutgers to 221 total yards and limiting QB Gary Nova to 107 yards on 11-of-34 passing.

    Up next: UCF hosts South Florida (2-8, 2-4) on Friday, hoping to clinch at least a share of the American Athletic Conference title. The Knights are 0-4 all-time against the Bulls, losing 31-24 to them in overtime in 2008. 

    Notable: The Knights are riding their second six-game win streak in as many seasons. Their last seven-game win streak came in 2007, when they won the Conference USA title before losing to Mississippi State in the Liberty Bowl.

16. Louisville Cardinals

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    Average rating: 20.0

    Week 13 result: Louisville (10-1, 6-1 AAC) jumped out early, then held on for a 24-17 home win over Memphis (3-7, 1-5).

    The Cardinals led 24-3 after three quarters, only to see the Tigers score two fourth-quarter touchdowns to get close. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 220 yards and a TD, while Preston Brown opened the game's scoring with a 48-yard fumble return for a score.

    Louisville held Memphis to 279 yards of total offense and forced two turnovers.

    Up next: The Cardinals are off until Dec. 5 when they visit Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1) in a game that could have BCS implications depending on how UCF fares this weekend. Louisville beat the Bearcats 34-31 in overtime last season.

    Notable: The 17 points were the second-most allowed by Louisville this season. The Cardinals remain second nationally in scoring defense, allowing 11.4 points per game.

15. LSU Tigers

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    Average rating: 14.8

    Week 13 result: LSU (8-3, 4-3 SEC) dominated in a 34-10 home win over Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3).

    The Tigers racked up 517 yards, including 323 on the ground, while shutting down A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel for the second time in a row. Terrence Magee rushed for a career-high 149 yards and a touchdown, while Zach Mettenberger threw for 193 yards and two TDs to Jarvis Landry.

    LSU held Manziel to 224 passing yards, and he threw two interceptions as well.

    Up next: The Tigers wrap up the regular season Friday at home against Arkansas (3-8, 0-7). LSU beat the Razorbacks 20-13 last season.

    Notable: LSU has reached eight victories for the 14th straight season.

14. Arizona State Sun Devils

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    Average rating: 13.0

    Week 13 result: Arizona State (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12) built a 35-13 lead, then held on for a 38-33 win at UCLA (8-3, 5-3) to clinch the South Division title. 

    The Sun Devils got rushing touchdowns from three different players, a TD pass from Taylor Kelly and a Carl Bradford 18-yard interception return for a score to take the big halftime lead before UCLA came roaring back. ASU allowed three second-half touchdowns but kept the Bruins from moving down the field on their last two drives.

    Up next: ASU hosts Arizona (7-4, 4-4) on Saturday, needing a win to host Stanford in the Pac-12 title game. The Sun Devils beat the Wildcats 41-34 last season. 

    Notable: The Sun Devils have won six straight, its longest win steak since starting 8-0 in 2007. 

13. South Carolina Gamecocks

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    Average rating: 12.2

    Week 13 result: South Carolina (9-2) romped to a 70-10 win over FCS opponent Coastal Carolina (10-2).

    The Gamecocks scored the game's first 42 points and racked up 639 yards of total offense in a tuneup before their annual rivalry finale. Connor Shaw threw a touchdown and ran for one, while Dylan Thompson had two touchdown passes and ran for one as well.

    Up next: The Gamecocks host Clemson (10-1) on Saturday, looking to reach 10 regular-season wins for the third straight season. South Carolina has won four straight in the series, downing the Tigers 27-17 last year.

    Notable: The 70 points were the most South Carolina has scored since a 77-14 win over Kent State in 1995.

12. Wisconsin Badgers

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    Average rating: 11.4

    Week 13 result: Wisconsin (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) took home Paul Bunyan's Axe for the 10th straight time, winning 20-7 at Minnesota (8-3, 4-3).

    The Badgers only gained 324 yards, but that was more than enough to outpace the 185 yards they allowed. Joel Stave threw for 127 yards and a touchdown, with James White adding 125 rushing yards and a score. Jared Abbrederis added 67 receiving yards and a TD, while Chris Borland recovered two Golden Gophers fumbles and caused a third.

    Up next: Wisconsin finishes up the regular season Saturday at home against Penn State (6-5, 3-4). The Badgers lost 24-21 in overtime to the Nittany Lions last season.

    Notable: The Badgers, who allowed fewer than 10 points for the sixth time this season, are ranked fifth in the FBS in scoring defense at 13.4 points per game.

11. Michigan State Spartans

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    Average rating: 10.6

    Week 13 result: Michigan State (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten) clinched the Legends Division with a 30-6 win at Northwestern (4-7, 0-7).

    The Spartans got solid efforts on offense from Connor Cook (career-high 293 passing yards, two touchdowns) and Jeremy Langford (150 rushing yards, two TDs) as well as another smothering defensive effort. Northwestern rushed for just 80 yards and committed three turnovers, with MSU allowing just two field goals.

    Up next: The Spartans wrap up the regular season with a Saturday game at home against Minnesota (8-3, 4-3). MSU has won three straight in the series, taking last year's meeting 26-10.

    Notable: It was the fifth time this season MSU has allowed six or fewer points. Its scoring defense is ranked fourth in the FBS at 12.5 points allowed per game.

10. Oregon Ducks

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    Average rating: 10.4

    Week 13 result: Oregon (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) was blown out 42-16 at Arizona (7-4, 4-4).

    The Ducks fell behind 14-0 and never got back into the game, allowing 304 rushing yards and failing to put together the kind of quick drives they'd been known for. 

    Marcus Mariota threw his first two interceptions of the season, including one on a tipped pass on his first throw of the game. He finished with 308 yards on 27-of-41 passing, while De'Anthony Thomas had 157 yards of total offense. 

    Up next: Oregon hosts the Civil War against Oregon State (6-5, 4-4) on Friday. The Ducks have beaten the Beavers five straight times, winning 48-24 last season. 

    Notable: The Ducks have lost back-to-back road games for the first time since 2007. 

9. Stanford Cardinal

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    Average rating: 9.2

    Week 13 result: Stanford (9-2, 7-2 Pac-12) romped to a 63-13 win over visiting California (1-11, 0-9) in the Big Game.

    The Cardinal got five first-half touchdowns from Ty Montgomery, who ran for one and caught four TD passes from Kevin Hogan. Hogan finished with 329 yards and five TDs, while Tyler Gaffney added 95 yards and a rushing TD.

    It was the most lopsided Big Game in the series' history. 

    Up next: The Cardinal host Notre Dame (8-3) on Saturday in their season finale. Stanford lost 20-13 in overtime to the Fighting Irish last season. 

    Notable: The 63 points were the most scored by Stanford since it put 65 up against Washington in 2011.

8. Baylor Bears

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    Average rating: 8.2

    Week 13 result: Baylor (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) saw its dream of a perfect season (and probably a national title) come to an end with a 49-17 loss at Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1).

    The Bears were rattled early, and never recovered. Despite gaining 453 yards, including 405 from Bryce Petty (359 passing, 46 rushing), a 35-3 deficit going into the fourth quarter was just too much to fight back from. Baylor was also done in by three turnovers, including a fumble that was returned by Oklahoma State for a touchdown when Baylor was driving to try to get back into the game early in the fourth quarter.

    Up next: The Bears will look to rebound with another road game, playing Nov. 30 at TCU (4-7, 2-6). Baylor lost 49-21 to the Horned Frogs last season.

    Notable: Despite scoring 44 below its season average, Baylor remains the nation's top scoring team with a 56.8 per-game clip.

7. Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    Average rating: 7.2

    Week 13 result: Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) took control of the league's automatic berth to the BCS with a convincing 49-17 win over visiting Baylor (9-1, 6-1).

    The Cowboys got a career game from quarterback Clint Chelf, who completed 19-of-25 passes for 370 yards and three touchdowns, part of an overall 594-yard effort that included Chelf rushing for a TD and catching a pass.

    OSU also got two TD runs from Kye Staley, while its defense forced three turnovers, scooping up a Bryce Petty fumble and returning it 78 yards for a score to ice the game early in the fourth quarter.

    Up next: The Cowboys are off until Dec. 7 when they host Oklahoma (9-2, 6-2) in the annual Bedlam game. OSU fell 51-48 to the Sooners in overtime last season, its ninth loss in the last 10 meetings.

    Notable: OSU has moved up to 13th nationally in scoring offense, at 41.2 points per game, while its defense is 11th overall, allowing 18.8 points per game.

6. Clemson Tigers

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    Average rating: 7.0

    Week 13 result: Clemson (10-1) breezed to a 52-6 win over FCS foe The Citadel (5-7).

    The Tigers got a nice home sendoff from senior QB Tajh Boyd, who threw for 288 yards and five touchdowns, part of a 558-172 yardage advantage over the Bulldogs. Clemson held The Citadel to minus-four passing yards and just one completion.

    Up next: The Tigers face South Carolina (9-2) on Saturday in the annual battle for Palmetto State supremacy. Clemson has lost the last four meetings, including last year's 27-17 decision.

    Notable: Clemson has scored 50 or more points five times this season, including the last three games.

5. Auburn Tigers

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    Average rating: 6.6

    Week 13 result: Bye

    Up next: Auburn (10-1, 6-1 SEC) hosts the most impactful Iron Bowl in decades when Alabama (11-0, 7-0) visits on Saturday. The Tigers have been outscored 91-14 by the Crimson Tide the last two seasons, losing 49-0 last year. 

    Notable: The Tigers are second nationally in rushing offense, at 320.3 yards per game.

4. Missouri Tigers

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    Average rating: 6.2

    Week 13 result: Missouri (10-1, 6-1 SEC) moved within a game of the East Division title with a 24-10 win at Ole Miss (7-4, 3-4).

    The Tigers, who got quarterback James Franklin back from injury, were paced by a balance run game that totaled 260 yards and scored all three touchdowns. Henry Josey had two of those, to go with 95 yards.

    Franklin was 12-of-19 for 142 yards and an interception in his first game back after injuring his shoulder in October.

    Up next: The Tigers look to clinch the East and a spot in the SEC title game when they host Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3) on Saturday. Missouri lost 59-29 to the Aggies to end last season.

    Notable: Missouri has reached 10 wins for the third time in the last sevens seasons but first since 2010.

3. Ohio State Buckeyes

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    Average rating: 3.6

    Week 13 result: Ohio State (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) jumped out early and then cruised to a 42-14 win over Indiana (4-7, 2-5).

    The Buckeyes scored the game's first 42 points, getting two rushing touchdowns apiece from Carlos Hyde and Braxton Miller as part of a 311-yard rushing effort. Miller also threw for 160 yards and two second-half touchdowns.

    OSU wasn't as overwhelming as in past weeks, only outgaining the Hoosiers 471-442 and committing three turnovers.

    Up next: The Buckeyes try to wrap up back-to-back perfect regular seasons with a visit Saturday to Michigan (7-4, 3-4). OSU has won eight of the last nine meetings, including last year's 26-21 victory.

    Notable: OSU has moved up to fifth nationally in rushing, at 314.7 yards per game, while its scoring average of 48.7 points per game is third overall.

2. Florida State Seminoles

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    Average rating: 1.8

    Week 13 result: Florida State (11-0) overwhelmed Idaho (1-10) in an 80-14 romp.

    The Seminoles led 35-0 and gained 645 yards, 300 more than the visiting Vandals, with Jameis Winston throwing for 225 yards and four touchdowns in limited action. Devonta Freeman rushed for 129 yards and a TD and Karlos Williams rushed for 114 yards and two TDs.

    Up next: The Seminoles look for their first perfect regular season since winning the national championship in 1999 when they visit Florida (4-7) on Saturday. FSU lost 37-26 to the Gators last season.

    Notable: FSU is now second nationally in scoring offense (55.2 points per game) and scoring defense (11.4).

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

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    Average rating: 1.2

    Week 13 result: Alabama (11-0) breezed to a 49-0 win over FCS opponent Chattanooga (8-4) in its last tuneup before the Iron Bowl.

    The Crimson Tide outgained the Mocs 435-175, with AJ McCarron throwing two touchdown passes in his final home game. Christion Jones added a 75-yard punt return TD, his third return score of the season, to pace a game that was never close.

    Up next: The Crimson Tide, who are 7-0 in SEC play, visit Auburn (10-1, 6-1) on Saturday, the winner getting the SEC West title and a spot in the conference championship game. Alabama won 49-0 last season.

    Notable: It was Alabama's third shutout of the season, dropping its scoring defense average to an FBS-best 9.3 points per game.

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