Here's everything you need to know about Week 13 of the college football season
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No. 1 Alabama, No. 13 Auburn
Like so many Alabama games this season, things were close early, before the Tide blew things open late. Alabama gave up just one field goal after intermission, to improve to 12-0 on the season. They now face Florida next week in the SEC title game, but even if they lose, there is no way they won't make the College Football Playoff.
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No. 2 Ohio State 30, No. 3 Michigan 27
There was a ton of hype heading into "The Game" and Ohio State-Michigan did not disappoint. After Michigan dominated the game for big stretches, Ohio State kicked a field goal to force overtime, then the Buckeyes used a controversial fourth-down call to pick a first down, which eventually led to Curtis Samuel's game-winning score. With Penn State's win, the Buckeyes will sit home and watch the Big Ten title game next week, and will need to wait two weeks to find out if they're in the playoff.
No. 4 Clemson 56, South Carolina 7
The Tigers may have been wildly inconsistent all year, but seem to have found their groove late, highlighted by a dominant win over their hated rivals. With the win, Clemson is one more victory away from clinching a spot in the College Football Playoff. And after throwing six touchdowns Saturday, did DeShaun Watson clinch a trip to New York for the Heisman ceremony?
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No. 5 Washington 45, No. 23 Washington State 17 (Friday)
If the Huskies were looking to make a statement to the playoff committee, they did that with a dominant Apple Cup victory over Washington State on Friday. The Huskies jumped out to a 28-3 first-quarter lead before cruising to a win and advancing to the Pac-12 title game. If they can win there, it's hard to imagine them missing out on the playoff.
No. 6 Wisconsin 31, Minnesota 17
There's no other way to put it: The Badgers totally whiffed on their chance to impress the playoff committee. Paul Chryst's club actually trailed virtually the entire game, before three scores in the final quarter made the score look a lot closer than it actually was. Even if Wisconsin beats Penn State in the Big Ten title game next week, they will likely need help to get into the playoff.
No. 7 Penn State 45, Michigan State 12
If Wisconsin blew their chance to impress the playoff committee, Penn State only enhanced their chances, with a dominant win over a Michigan State club which nearly beat Ohio State a week ago. Trace McSorely led the way passing for four touchdowns as Penn State advances to its first ever Big Ten title game. Win there, and the playoff committee could have a tough choice to make: Nittany Lions or Buckeyes?
No. 8 Oklahoma (bye)
While the rest of college football does battle this weekend, Oklahoma gets to sit back and watch it all unfold. Depending on how everything else plays out, the Sooners could be in the thick of the playoff conversation by the end of the weekend, as they get set for a meeting with Oklahoma State next week.
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No. 9 Colorado 27, No. 22 Utah 22
A storybook season for the Buffaloes continued Saturday, as they clinched a Pac-12 South title with a win over Utah. The question now? Can they win the Pac-12 title outright with a victory over Washington on Friday?
No. 10 Oklahoma State
Like its cross-state rivals, Oklahoma State just gets to sit back, relax and (hopefully) watch the carnage unfold around it this weekend across college football. Even if the Cowboys beat Oklahoma next week, what would the committee think of that “loss” to Central Michigan earlier in the year -- the one that technically wasn’t a loss at all?
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Kentucky 41, No. 11 Louisville 38
In an upset no one could have seen coming, Kentucky knocked off their hated rival, when kicker Austin McGuiness nailed the go-ahead field goal with just 13 seconds left. For Louisville, it's their second loss in a row to end the season. The Wildcats are going bowling at 7-5 overall.
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No. 12 USC 45, Notre Dame 27
Adoree Jackson was the star in what could be his final game of the season, scoring on a punt return, kickoff return and pass reception for touchdown scores. The Trojans finish the regular season on a staggering eight-game win streak, while the Irish finish an abysmal season with a 4-8 record overall.
No. 14 Florida State 31, No. 15 Florida 13
The Seminoles won a fourth straight game against their cross-state rivals, dominating from start to finish in Tallahassee. Still, it's not all bad news for the Gators. They still play one more time this season against Alabama in the SEC title game next week. On second thought, maybe that is bad news. Either way, good luck to Jim McElwain's club next week. They'll need it.
Iowa 40, No. 16 Nebraska 10 (Friday)
In a stunning result, the Hawkeyes dominated Nebraska from start to finish in a victory in Iowa City. With the loss, the Cornhuskers were eliminated from the Big Ten West title chase and now will wait to find out their bowl fate next weekend.
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Vanderbilt 45, No. 17 Tennessee 34
All Tennessee had to do was beat Vandy to get to the Sugar Bowl, but instead, the Commodores pulled the upset in Nashville. Ralph Webb led the way with 114 yards ands two touchdowns, as Vandy clinched bowl eligibility with the win.
No. 18 West Virginia 49, Iowa State 19
The Mountaineers bounced back from a devastating loss last week against Oklahoma, with a dominant victory in Ames. Skyler Howard passed for five touchdowns, and the Mountaineers can wrap up an impressive 10-win season with a victory next week against Baylor.
Air Force 27, No. 19 Boise State 20 (Friday)
The Broncos had an outside shot at a Mountain West title and shot at a New Year's Six bowl game, but that possibility was eliminated with a loss to Air Force. With the loss, Wyoming now wins the Mountain West's Mountain division and will play in next week's conference title game.
Memphis 48, No. 20 Houston 44 (Friday)
If this was Tom Herman's last hurrah in Houston, things ended with a thud against Memphis. The Cougars trailed 34-17 at halftime before rallying, only to give up the game-winning touchdown with just a few seconds to go. Now all of college football waits to learn where Herman will spend next season: at Texas or (in the most shocking result possible) back at Houston?
No. 21 Western Michigan 55, Toledo 35 (Friday)
The Broncos put the finishing touches on an undefeated (12-0) regular season, punching their ticket to the Mid-American Conference title game next weekend against Ohio. A win there could result in a New Year's Six bowl for P.J. Fleck's squad.
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No. 24 Stanford 41, Rice 17
The Cardinal closed out Pac-12 play last weekend, and closed out an impressive regular season with a victory over Rice on Saturday. The question now is, after Christian McCaffrey tallied another 200-yard rushing performance, is that enough to get him an invite to New York for the Heisman ceremony.
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No. 25 Navy 75, SMU 21
Yes, you read that correctly - the Midshipmen put up 75 points in a dominant victory over SMU. Quarterback Will Worth tallied four total touchdowns, as the Midshipmen now advance to the AAC title game. With a win there, they could qualify for the Cotton Bowl, as the highest-ranked Group of Five champion.