College football rankings 2020: Week 13 AP Top 25 – Alabama unanimous No. 1

Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via USA TODAY Sports)
Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via USA TODAY Sports) /

Most of the AP Top 25 had the week off due to postponements or open weeks, but there was still some notable movement in the new college football rankings.

What should have been a second consecutive week of snoozers, college football delivered a pre-Thanksgiving bounty to the faithful. Somehow Indiana managed to not only make Ohio State sweat, they doubled Justin Fields’ career interception total in one day.

Six hours away, with favorable traffic, the Northwestern Wildcats planted their flag as the new kings of the Big Ten West, after knocking off Wisconsin in a stunningly inefficient way:

Northwestern remaining unbeaten to this point has been very on-brand for this college football season, but they’re going to need to get a whole lot better on offense is Pat Fitzgerald’s squad is going to have a prayer at making the Playoff.

Other outside-looking-in playoff types kept their hopes alive on Saturday: BYU made quick work of FCS North Alabama — who must be raking in the paychecks this year — and Cincinnati squeaked by UCF. With each successive week of middling Pac-12 play and no stellar Big 12 team, it’s looking like one of these teams will have a legitimate gripe if they don’t break into the top four.

For a minute, it looked like the Gators were going to trip up against Vanderbilt, but a win is a win. They left Nashville still leading the SEC East and not much standing between them and a date with the unanimous No. 1 team in the country, Alabama.

Week 13 AP Top 25

1. Alabama
2. Notre Dame
3. Ohio State
4. Clemson
5. Texas A&M
6. Florida
7. Cincinnati
8. BYU
9. Oregon
10. Miami
11. Northwestern
12. Indiana
13. Georgia
14. Oklahoma
15. Iowa State
16. Coastal Carolina
17. Marshall
18. Wisconsin
19. USC
20. Texas
21. Oklahoma State
22. Auburn
23. Louisiana
24. Tulsa
25. North Carolina

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