Michigan loss opens spot in top four of Power Rankings after Week 13

Michigan's double-overtime loss to Ohio State on Saturday dropped the Wolverines to No. 5 in SI's Power Rankings, creating room in the top four for Washington.
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Rivalry Week brought the heat, and now we wait for conference championships to settle the 2016 College Football Playoff rankings. I, for one, am very glad I’m not on the selection committee.

Alabama and Ohio State surely have two spots locked up, but how will the rest of the playoff shake out? It very well could end up with Clemson and Washington securing the final two berths in an underwhelming but still enticing manner... or, one or both could lose, and we could have true chaos.

Week 13 was plenty chaotic in its own right with 11 teams from last week’s rankings losing and six dropping out of the top 25 altogether. That six-team dropout was also reflected in the AP Top 25 for the fourth time since 1989, matching the all-time high.

So buckle up—something tells me the conference championships (plus Bedlam) won’t bore us.

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1. Alabama Crimson Tide

PREVIOUS: 1

RECORD: 12-0

Last week: Beat Auburn 30-12Next week: Saturday vs. Florida in SEC Championship Game​

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2. Ohio State Buckeyes

PREVIOUS: 2

RECORD: 11-1

Last week: Beat Michigan 30-27 in double overtimeNext week: Off

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3. Clemson Tigers

PREVIOUS: 3

RECORD: 11-1

Last week: Beat South Carolina 56-7Next week: Saturday vs. Virginia Tech in ACC championship game

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4. WASHINGTON HUSKIES

PREVIOUS: 7

RECORD: 11-1

Last week: Beat Washington State 45-17Next week: Friday vs. Colorado in Pac-12 championship game​

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5. Michigan Wolverines

PREVIOUS: 4

RECORD: 10-2

Last week: Lost to Ohio State 30-27 in double overtimeNext week: Off​

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6. Wisconsin Badgers

PREVIOUS: 5

RECORD: 10-2

Last week: Beat Minnesota 31-17Next week: Saturday vs. Penn State in Big Ten championship game​

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7. Oklahoma Sooners

PREVIOUS: 6

RECORD: 9-2

Last week: OffNext week: Saturday vs. Oklahoma State

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8. Penn State Nittany Lions

PREVIOUS: 8

RECORD: 10-2

Last week: Beat Michigan State 45-12Next week: Saturday vs. Wisconsin in Big Ten championship game

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9. Colorado Buffaloes

PREVIOUS: 9

RECORD: 10-2

Last week: Beat Utah 27-22Next week: Friday vs. Washington in Pac-12 championship game​

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10. USC Trojans

PREVIOUS: 10

RECORD: 9-3

Last week: Beat Notre Dame 45-27Next week: Off

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11. Oklahoma State Cowboys

PREVIOUS: 12

RECORD: 9-2

Last week: OffNext week: Saturday at Oklahoma

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12. Florida State Seminoles

PREVIOUS: 15

RECORD: 9-3

Last week: Beat Florida 31-13Next week: Off

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13. Western Michigan Broncos

PREVIOUS: 13

RECORD: 12-0

Last week: Beat Toledo 55-35Next week: Friday vs. Ohio in MAC championship game

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14. WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS

PREVIOUS: 18

RECORD: 9-2

Last week: Beat Iowa State 49-19Next week: Saturday vs. Baylor

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15. Stanford Cardinal

PREVIOUS: 25

RECORD: 9-3

Last week: Beat Rice 41-17Next week: Off

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16. LOUISVILLE CARDINALS

PREVIOUS: 11

RECORD: 9-3

Last week: Lost to Kentucky 41-38Next week: Off

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17. Auburn Tigers

PREVIOUS: 14

RECORD: 8-4

Last week: Lost to Alabama 30-12Next week: Off

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18. Florida Gators

PREVIOUS: 17

RECORD: 8-3

Last week: Lost to Florida State 31-13Next week: Saturday vs. Alabama in SEC Championship Game

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19. NAVY MIDSHIPMEN

RECORD: 9-2

Last week: Beat SMU 75-31Next week: Saturday vs. Temple in AAC championship game

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20. Virginia Tech Hokies

RECORD: 9-3

Last week: Beat Virginia 52-10Next week: Saturday vs. Clemson in ACC championship game

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21. LSU TIGERS

RECORD: 7-4

Last week: Beat Texas A&M 54-39Next week: Off• Can Ed Orgeron return LSU to glory?

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22. South florida bulls

RECORD: 10-2

Last week: Beat UCF 48-31Next week: Off

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23. IOWA HAWKEYES

RECORD: 8-4

Last week: Beat Nebraska 40-10Next week: Off

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24. Nebraska cornhuskers

PREVIOUS: 16

RECORD: 9-3

Last week: Lost to Iowa 40-10Next week: Off

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25. Pittsburgh Panthers

RECORD: 8-4

Last week: Beat Syracuse 76-61Next week: Off

Dropped out: Boise State, Houston, Utah, Texas A&M, Washington State, Tennessee
Next five: Boise State, Houston, Utah, Washington State, Temple