The college football playoffs will be selected after the 13th week


The biggest impact on our writer choices this week really came from the career.

The Ohio State Buckeyes team, which has been a unanimous choice every week since the Big Ten announced their return, have canceled their match against Illinois. This puts the Buckeyes at risk of missing the six matches required to qualify for the Big Ten title match, which hurts the chances of a college football playoff. The state of Ohio must get its next two games to reach the six-match threshold set by the Big Ten at the start of the condensed season. Head coach Ryan Day recently gave a positive result for COVID-19, so the team can be encouraged to meet its schedule in the last two weeks.

Due to these circumstances, several teams made it to the national team this week. The Cincinnati Bearcats caught three votes in their farewell, and A&M in Florida and Texas jumped into the rankings after Saturday’s big wins.

There were only two unanimous elections in Week 13 and both teams impressed with the festive weekend. Alabama changed the way for the Iron Bowl when Mac Jones threw five touchdown passes in a 42-13 win. Notre Dame also proved worthy of its rank by keeping North Carolina No. 19 and Sam Howell at just 58 yards in the second half of a 31-17 victory over Chapel Hill.

Trevor Lawrence returned for Clemson and won a convincing 52-17 win over Pittsburgh. The tigers land on 13 lists, while in Ohio we still have the trust of 10 of our writers.


Andrea Adelson: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Clemson, 4. Ohio State
Kyle Bonagura: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Clemson, 4. Ohio State
Bill Connelly: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Ohio State, 4. Cincinnati
Heather Dinich: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Clemson, 4. Ohio State
David M. Hale: 1. Notre Dame, 2. Alabama, 3. Clemson, 4. Cincinnati
Sam Khan Jr.: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Clemson, 4. Texas A&M
Chris Low: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Clemson, 4. Ohio State
Harry Lyles Jr.: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Ohio State, 4. Clemson
Ryan McGee: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Clemson, 4. Cincinnati
Adam Rittenberg: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Clemson, 4. Ohio State
Alex Scarborough: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Ohio State, 4. Clemson
Mark Schlabach: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Clemson, 4. Florida
Tom VanHaaren: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Clemson, 4. Ohio State
Dave Wilson: 1. Alabama, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Clemson, 4. Ohio State