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College football Top 25 polls, Week 13: Ohio State, Baylor battle for No. 3

Stanford and Georgia fall after heartbreaking losses, while Baylor sees their national title dreams come a little bit closer. We'll have all three human polls here as they're released, and we'll link to the full BCS standings when they're released after 8:40 p.m. ET.

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After falling 20-17 to unranked USC, Stanford ended up being the weekend's biggest loser, falling in all the week's polls. Baylor was the prime beneficiary of Stanford's fall, while the Trojans returned to the ranks of the top 25 with their upset victory.

The Cardinal lost on a late field goal to the Trojans, allowing Baylor, Oregon and Auburn to move closer to the national title berth they're hoping for. All three teams would need a lot of help for those dreams to actually occur, but getting a one-loss Stanford out of the way certainly can't hurt.

We'll add each human poll here as it's released Sunday.

Coaches Poll (counts toward BCS)

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK CHANGE HI/LOW*
1 Alabama
Crimson Tide
10-0 1544 56 1 1/1
2 Florida State
Seminoles
10-0 1487 6 2 2/12
3 Ohio State
Buckeyes
10-0 1404 0 3 2/4
4 Baylor
Bears
9-0 1386 0 4 4/NR
5 Oregon
Ducks
9-1 1231 0 7 2 2/7
6 Clemson
Tigers
9-1 1217 0 6 4/10
7 Auburn
Tigers
10-1 1145 0 9 2 7/NR
8 Missouri
Tigers
9-1 1129 0 8 7/NR
9 Oklahoma State
Cowboys
9-1 1030 0 10 1 9/20
10 Texas A&M
Aggies
8-2 928 0 11 1 6/15
11 South Carolina
Gamecocks
8-2 882 0 12 1 6/20
12 Stanford
Cardinal
8-2 865 0 5 7 4/13
13 Michigan State
Spartans
9-1 729 0 16 3 13/NR
14 UCLA
Bruins
8-2 700 0 15 1 10/21
15 Louisville
Cardinals
9-1 627 0 13 2 6/17
16 Fresno State
Bulldogs
9-0 622 0 14 2 14/NR
17 Wisconsin
Badgers
8-2 511 0 20 3 17/NR
18 Oklahoma
Sooners
8-2 502 0 17 1 8/18
19 LSU
Tigers
7-3 478 0 18 1 6/19
20 Central Florida
Knights
8-1 446 0 19 1 19/NR
21 Northern Illinois
Huskies
10-0 418 0 21 20/NR
22 Arizona State
Sun Devils
8-2 352 0 22 22/NR
23 Minnesota
Golden Gophers
8-2 173 0 25 2 23/NR
24 Duke
Blue Devils
8-2 131 0 NR 24/NR
25 USC
Trojans
8-3 115 0 NR 22/NR

Schools Dropped Out: No. 23 Miami (Fla.), No. 24 Texas. Others Receiving Votes: Mississippi 35; Cincinnati 23; Michigan 14; Texas 7; Louisiana-Lafayette 6; Miami (Fla.) 5; Ball State 4; Nebraska 1; East Carolina 1; Georgia 1; Toledo 1.

Associated Press (no BCS impact)

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (55) 10-0 1,495 1
2 Florida State (5) 10-0 1,445 2
3 Baylor 9-0 1,351 4
4 Ohio State 10-0 1,343 3
5 Oregon 9-1 1,210 6
6 Auburn 10-1 1,205 7
7 Clemson 9-1 1,115 8
8 Missouri 9-1 1,067 9
9 Texas A&M 8-2 956 10
10 Stanford 8-2 899 5
11 Oklahoma State 9-1 889 12
12 South Carolina 8-2 870 11
13 Michigan State 9-1 749 14
14 UCLA 8-2 710 13
15 Fresno State 9-0 572 16
16 Wisconsin 8-2 559 17
17 UCF 8-1 535 15
18 LSU 7-3 439 18
19 Arizona State 8-2 430 21
20 Northern Illinois 10-0 426 20
21 Louisville 9-1 412 19
22 Oklahoma 8-2 318 22
23 USC 8-3 187 NR
24 Mississippi 7-3 119 NR
25 Duke 8-2 94 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota 77, Notre Dame 11, Texas 10, Georgia 5, Nebraska 1, Cincinnati 1

Texas, which had just re-entered the polls last week, dropped out again after their 38-13 loss to Oklahoma State. Also falling out of the polls were Miami, which lost 48-30 to Duke, and Georgia, who fell in a 48-38 heartbreaker against Auburn.

Because of those losses, several new faces are moving up from the Also Receiving Votes underworlds. Minnesota was off this weekend, but was able to move up thanks to the chaos around them, and traditional basketball power (and new ACC Coastal favorite!) Duke, which improved to 8-2 on the year, saw their first top 25 ranking since 1994. Ole Miss also returned to the rankings, thanks to a 51-21 victory over Troy.

Expect the top four in the BCS to hold steady this week, with Ohio State and Baylor likely following Alabama and Florida State. We'll see how it shakes out Sunday night.

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