Alabama Crimson Tide Jump Past Oklahoma Sooners To No. 3 In AP Top 25 College Football Poll

A shake up in the top five, a clearer College Football Playoff picture and much more highlight what we expect from the new AP Top 25 as the college football rankings get updated following an epic Rivalry Week. Week 13 was, without debate, one of the best weekends of college football in 2021 with Saturday's all-day marathon of drama serving as a fitting end to one of the most-anticipated seasons in the sport's history. 

No result will resonate more than Michigan's 42-27 win against Ohio State, which snapped a losing streak in the series that dates back to 2011 and gave Jim Harbaugh his first win in the series as head coach after five straight losses to the Buckeyes. The Wolverines will challenge for the No. 2 spot after the win, and the Buckeyes are certain to take a tumble after picking up a second loss. We're projecting that Michigan will indeed show up as the first team behind an unanimous No. 1 Georgia in the AP Top 25 poll when the new rankings are released on Sunday. 

Michigan's move to No. 2 was opened thanks to Alabama needing four overtimes to get past Auburn in an Iron Bowl that continued the rivalry drama through Saturday afternoon. Bryce Young's 97-yard game-tying touchdown drive adds to his own Heisman Trophy argument, but the narrow win didn't do much to anchor an argument for the Crimson Tide to return to No. 2. 

That rivalry theme carried all the way into Saturday night for an all-time edition of Bedlam with Oklahoma State and Oklahoma trading haymakers before the Cowboys handed Lincoln Riley his first-ever loss in the rivalry. That win not only tracks against the consistency of Oklahoma winning in the series but prevents the Sooners from competing for a Big 12 championship -- the perfect double whammy when it comes to rivalry hate. 

Tomorrows Top 25 Today: Michigan replaces Ohio State at No. 2 in new college football rankings

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Tomorrows Top 25 Today: Michigan replaces Ohio State at No. 2 in new college football rankings

College football rankings 2021: Projected Week 14 AP Top 25 after Michigan downs Ohio State, Alabama escapes, Oklahoma collapses in Bedlam

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College football rankings 2021: Projected Week 14 AP Top 25 after Michigan downs Ohio State, Alabama escapes, Oklahoma collapses in Bedlam

Michigan football jumps up to No. 3 in USA TODAY Coaches Poll; Michigan State still 13th

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Michigan football jumps up to No. 3 in USA TODAY Coaches Poll; Michigan State still 13th

AP Top 25: Ohio State jumps to No. 2 past ‘Bama, Cincinnati

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