Predicting the Week 13 College Football Playoff rankings

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We already know one rivalry is all but assured to be a top 5 matchup, but there could be another that’s a top 10 matchup, with another potentially ranked-on-ranked game between two hated adversaries.

Michigan football vs. Ohio State is quite likely to be a battle between two teams in the top 5, while Bedlam (Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State — another game between 10-1 teams) should be between top 10 teams. If Mississippi State sneaks back into the rankings, the Egg Bowl could be another on between ranked teams.

We’ll know for sure when the College Football Playoff rankings come out on Tuesday evening, but here is our best guess as to where each team will be ranked this week.


Big Ten power rankings after Week 12: The order of supremacy is clear

Georgia Bulldogs (11-0)

Photo: Online Athens News Joshua L Jones

Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1)

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1)

(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Cincinnati Bearcats (11-0)

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Michigan Wolverines (10-1)

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-1)

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-1)

Photo: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor Bears (9-2)

Photo: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss Rebels (9-2)

Photo: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

BYU Cougars (9-2)

Photo: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma Sooners (10-1)

Oklahoma’s Perrion Winfrey (8) and Brian Asamoah (24) bring down Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez (2) during Saturday’s game in Norman.

Wisconsin Badgers (8-3)

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Oregon Ducks (9-2)

Photo: The Register Guard

Michigan State Spartans (9-2)

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Texas A&M Aggies (8-3)

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Iowa Hawkeyes (9-2)

Photo: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Utes (8-3)

(Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Panthers (9-2)

Photo: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego State Aztecs (10-1)

Photo: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

NC State Wolfpack (8-3)

Photo: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

UTSA Roadrunners (11-0)

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Clemson Tigers (8-3)

(Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-2)

Photo: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Cougars (10-1)

Photo: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-4)

Photo: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports