College Football Rankings, Week 13: USA Today/Coaches Poll Moves Stanford Back To No. 5

The conclusion of a wild weekend of college football means the rankings are officially getting topsy-turvy. The Week 13 USA Today/Coaches Poll was released this morning and the SEC rules the roost. We are closing in on an all SEC national title game as LSU, Alabama and Arkansas have claimed the top three spots in the poll. The week 13 BCS rankings will be released Sunday evening and we could see these three teams in the top three.

The Stanford Cardinal made their move back up the rankings courtesy of all these losses and now ranks fifth in the Coaches Poll. They are one spot behind Virginia Tech, which was another big beneficiary of the upsets. Oklahoma took the biggest hit as they dropped out of the top ten. Oklahoma State dropped to No. 6 and Oregon dropped to No. 9.

Week 13 provides a few more chances to continue the insanity of the last month of college football. Arkansas travels to LSU with a chance to play their way into national title contention. An Arkansas upset would create a quagmire in the SEC West with LSU, Alabama and Arkansas all tied at 7-1. This is assuming Alabama can win the Iron Bowl at Auburn. They will be favored, but it is no small task to win such an intense rivalry game.

Stanford faces off against Notre Dame but more importantly for them, Oregon hosts Oregon State in the annual Civil War. Oregon will be a heavy favorite and could be looking to exact some vengeance following their loss to USC. However, if Oregon State pulled off what would be an epic upset, Stanford would clinch the Pac-12 North.

Here is the top ten in the Week 13 USA Today/Coaches Poll:

1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Arkansas
4. Virginia Tech
5. Stanford
6. Oklahoma State
7. Houston
8. Boise State
9. Oregon
10. Michigan State

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