AP Top 25 Poll: Cowboys Fall One Spot After Bye Week
NORMAN, Oklahoma - The results of Week 13 have shuffled the top of the AP Top 25.
Both OU and OSU had bye weeks Saturday and the Sooners held on to their No. 7 spot, but OSU slipped one spot to No. 11 after USC crept past them in the rankings following a 45-27 victory over Notre Dame.
The Sooners and Cowboys will be back in action Saturday in Norman for Bedlam, which is more than just an in-state rivalry this year - it's for the Big 12 title.
While Alabama and Ohio State held at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, there's a new No. 3 and No. 4 with Clemson and Washington moving into those slots.
Depending on the outcomes of conference championship week, there's a real possibility that's what the playoff field will look like.
Clemson moves up after beating in-state rival South Carolina 56-7, while Washington rises after beating Washington State 45-17 in the Apple Cup.
Another reason those two teams moved up? Michigan fell two spots, just like in the Coaches Poll, after losing in double overtime to Ohio State. However, unlike the Coaches Poll, the Wolverines remain ranked ahead of Wisconsin.
New teams cracking the latest top 25 are Stanford, Virginia Tech, Navy, Iowa, South Florida and Pitt.
1. Alabama (61)
2. Ohio State
8. Penn State
11. Oklahoma State
12. Florida State
13. Western Michigan
14. West Virginia
19. Virginia Tech
24. South Florida