FBS Coaches Poll Week 13: Michigan, Oklahoma State Soar After Wins

Michigan Wolverines

The Michigan Wolverines and the Oklahoma State Cowboys moved up into the Top 5 in the newest USA Today Coaches Top 25, which was released on Nov. 28.

Michigan (11-1) and Oklahoma State (11-1) both won huge rivalry games on Saturday. Michigan defeated Ohio State, 42-27, while Oklahoma State defeated Oklahoma, 37-33.

With those victories, Michigan moved up to No. 3 and Oklahoma State moved up to No. 5. Both earned berths in their respective conference championship games next weekend.

Georgia remained No. 1. The Bulldogs have been No. 1 for more than half the season, and once again they received all of the first-place votes associated with the poll. The Bulldogs are already set for the SEC Championship game, representing the East Division.

Alabama remained at No. 2 but had to chase off Auburn in overtime.

In between Michigan and Oklahoma State was Cincinnati. The Bearcats remained undefeated with a win over East Carolina, and only need a win against Houston in the American Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday to secure a 13-0 season.

From there, the poll fell like this: No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Ole Miss, No. 9 Baylor and No. 10 Oregon.  

The rest of the USA Today Coaches Top 25 included No. 11 Oklahoma, No. 12 Iowa, No. 13 Michigan State, No. 14 BYU, No. 15 Pitt, No. 16 Houston, No. 17 Utah, No. 18 Wake Forest, No. 19 San Diego State, No. 20 NC State, No. 21 Louisiana, No. 22 Kentucky, No. 23 Texas A&M, No. 24 Clemson and No. 25 Arkansas.

UTSA and Wisconsin dropped out of the poll.

Teams also receiving votes included Wisconsin 100; Texas-San Antonio 36; Appalachian State 30; Air Force 16; Minnesota 13; Purdue 11; Utah State 8; Coastal Carolina 8; Penn State 5; UCLA 3; Fresno State 3; Mississippi State 2.

The College Football America 2021 Yearbook  features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.

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