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College Football Rankings for Week 13: Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Poll Ballot vs. Action Network’s Betting Power Ratings

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Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images. Pictured: Romello Height (2) and the USC Trojans.

There were some close calls among the top four teams on my Associated Press Top 25 ballot but no changes from last week. It’s still Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and TCU.

The remainder of my top 10, however, was shuffled after Tennessee’s loss to South Carolina.

USC made the biggest leap, moving up three spots to No. 5 on my AP ballot. The Trojans have a path to the College Football Playoff by defeating Notre Dame Saturday and then winning the Pac-12 Championship.

Oregon moved up five spots into my top 10 after beating Utah. UCF, after losing to Navy, fell out of my Top 25 and was replaced by Troy.

Here is my complete AP Top 25 ballot compared to Action Network’s senior writer Collin Wilson’s betting power ratings.

Updated 2022 College Football Betting Power Ratings

Brett McMurphy’s Week 13 AP Top 25 Ballot

AP denotes Brett McMurphy’s Associated Press Top 25 ballot.
PR denotes Collin Wilson’s College Football Betting Power Ratings.


1

AP

Georgia

1

PR

2

AP

Ohio State

2

PR

3

AP

Michigan

3

PR

4

AP

TCU

6

PR

5

AP

USC

15

PR

6

AP

Tennessee

4

PR

7

AP

LSU

12

PR

8

AP

Alabama

5

PR

9

AP

Oregon

11

PR

10

AP

Clemson

7

PR

Collin’s power ratings and my AP Top 25 ballot have the same top three teams — Georgia, Ohio State and Michigan.

But Collin still has Tennessee at No. 4 despite the Vols’ loss at South Carolina. I dropped UT to No. 6 and kept the Vols ahead of LSU and Alabama.

Collin also only rates TCU at No. 6, while I have the Horned Frogs holding steady at No. 4. Our biggest difference in the top 10 is USC. I ranked the Trojans No. 5, but Collin has USC at No. 15.


11

AP

Washington

20

PR

12

AP

Penn State

9

PR

13

AP

Florida State

8

PR

14

AP

Utah

13

PR

15

AP

Notre Dame

17

PR

16

AP

Tulane

42

PR

17

AP

Kansas State

14

PR

18

AP

Oregon State

35

PR

19

AP

UCLA

21

PR

20

AP

UTSA

48

PR

For teams ranked between 11 and 20 on my AP ballot, Collin and I have six schools in the same ballpark.

Collin has Florida State up to No. 8 and Penn State at No. 9 in his ratings, while I put the Nittany Lions at No. 12 and FSU at No. 13.

The biggest discrepancies were Tulane (my No. 16, Collin’s No. 42), Oregon State (my No. 18, Collin’s No. 35) and UTSA (my No. 20, Collin’s No. 48).


21

AP

Coastal Carolina

70

PR

22

AP

Cincinnati

40

PR

23

AP

Ole Miss

19

PR

24

AP

North Carolina

27

PR

25

AP

Troy

65

PR

Of the final five teams on my ballot, Ole Miss and North Carolina are in the same neighborhood compared to Collin’s betting power ratings.

None of three Group of Five teams I ranked between No. 21 and No. 25 — No. 21 Coastal Carolina, No. 22 Cincinnati and No. 25 Troy — are anywhere near Collin’s top 25 teams. Collin has Coastal at No. 70, Cincinnati at No. 40 and Troy at No. 65.

Also, Collin had seven teams in his top 25 power ratings that I did not rank on my Top 25 ballot this week: No. 10 Texas, No. 16 Oklahoma, No. 18 Baylor, No. 22 Arkansas, No. 23 Texas Tech, No. 24 Iowa and No. 25 Minnesota.


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