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2019 College Football Top Ten (Week 13): Then There Were Eight
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2019 College Football Top Ten (Week 13): Then There Were Eight

The college football playoff picture is becoming a little clearer but the potential for chaos is still lurking. Strength of schedule, who you lost to and style points all matter. The playoff committee will have a tough job figuring out who deserves that fourth spot. Here is the latest college football top ten rankings:

 

1) LSU Tigers (11-0) defeated Arkansas Razorbacks 56-20

The Tigers jumped on the Razorbacks and cruised to an easy victory. Quarterback Joe Burrow was awesome, going 23 of 28 for 327 yards with three touchdowns. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase had 144 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The defense held Arkansas’ offense in check and had three sacks.

Next game- vs. Texas A&M Aggies

 

2) Ohio State Buckeyes (11-0) defeated #9 Penn State Nittany Lions 28-17

The Buckeyes got by a pesky Nittany Lion team to secure a trip to the Big Ten title game. Quarterback Justin Fields was efficient, going 16 of 22 for 188 yards with two touchdowns. Running back J.K/ Dobbins ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns. The defense held Penn State’s offense to 227 total yards and had five sacks.

Next game- at #13 Michigan Wolverines

 

3) Clemson Tigers (11-0) Bye week

Next game- at South Carolina Gamecocks

 

4) Georgia Bulldogs (10-1) defeated Texas A&M Aggies 19-13

The Bulldogs escaped with a win over the Aggies to keep their playoff hopes alive. Quarterback Jake Fromm was pedestrian, going 11 of 23 for 163 yards with a touchdown. Running back D’Andre Swift ran for 103 yards. The defense held Texas A&M’s offense to 274 total yards and had two sacks.

Next game- at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

 

5) Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1) defeated Western Carolina Catamounts 66-3

The Crimson Tide didn’t miss Tua Tagovailoa and crushed the Catamounts for the victory. Quarterback Mac Jones was excellent, going 10 of 12 for 275 yards with three touchdowns. Running back Keilan Robinson rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown. Wide receivers Jaylen Waddle (101 receiving yards/one touchdown) and Devonta Smith (94 receiving yards/two touchdowns) were making plays all game. The defense held Western Carolina’s offense to 179 total yards and forced five turnovers.

Next game- at #12 Auburn Tigers

 

6) Utah Utes (10-1) defeated Arizona Wildcats 35-7

The Utes took care of an overmatched Wildcat team for the win. Quarterback Tyler Huntley was efficient, going 19 of 23 for 211 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Running back Zach Ross rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown. The defense held Arizona’s offense under 200 total yards.

Next game- vs. Colorado Buffalos

 

7) Oklahoma Sooners (10-1) defeated TCU Horned Frogs 28-24

The Sooners held on to defeat the Horned Frogs to keep their playoff hopes alive. Quarterback Jalen Hurts accounted for 318 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Running back Kennedy Brooks ran for 149 yards. The defense held TCU’s offense to 204 yards and had two sacks.

Next game- at #20 Oklahoma State Cowboys

 

8) Baylor Bears (10-1) defeated Texas 24-10

The Bears bounced back from their first loss last week to beat the Longhorns. Quarterback Charlie Brewer wasn’t at his best, going 22 of 37 for 200 yards and an interception. The defense bent but didn’t break, keeping Texas’ offense in check.

Next game- at Kansas Jayhawks

 

9) Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-1) defeated Northwestern Wildcats 38-22

The Golden Gophers didn’t look ahead and beat the Wildcats to set up the showdown with Wisconsin next week. Quarterback Tanner Morgan was ordinary, going 15 of 23 for 211 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Wide receiver Tyler Johnson came up big with 125 receiving yards and a touchdown. The defense held Northwestern’s offense to 223 total yards and had three sacks.

Next game- vs. #12 Wisconsin Badgers

 

10) Florida Gators (9-2) Bye week

Next game- vs. Florida State Seminoles

 

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