College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 14)

Ranking the top 25 teams in college football after Week 14

Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 14th weekend of the 2018 season was headlined by conference championship games, including Alabama's comeback win over Georgia, Oklahoma's revenge victory over Texas, and Clemson's blowout win against Pitt. The Crimson Tide, Tigers and Notre Dame take the top three spots, with Oklahoma edging Georgia and Ohio State for No. 4. With the 14th week of the 2018 season officially in the books, here are the top 25 teams in college football:

 

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 14)

 

1. Alabama (13-0)

Week 14 Result: Defeated Georgia

 

Jalen Hurts leads Alabama to largest comeback in SEC Championship Game history.

 

2. Clemson (13-0)

Week 14 Result: Defeated Pitt

 

Tigers claim their fourth consecutive ACC title and head into the CFB Playoff as the likely No. 2 seed.

 

3. Notre Dame (12-0)

Week 14 Result: Regular Season Completed

 

Brian Kelly should be near the top of the list for coach of the year honors.

 

4. Oklahoma (12-1)

Week 14 Result: Defeated Texas

 

Big plays by Kyler Murray and timely defensive stops help Sooners avenge earlier loss to Texas in Big 12 Championship Game.

 

5. Georgia (11-2)

Week 14 Result: Lost to Alabama

 

Bulldogs stumble once again in the second half against Alabama.

 

6. Ohio State (12-1)

Week 14 Result: Defeated Northwestern

 

Buckeyes needed to be more consistent earlier in the year to win a trip to the playoff.

 

7. Michigan (10-2)

Week 14 Result: Regular Season Completed

 

Wolverines didn’t win the Big Ten title, but a 10-win season and a trip to a New Year's Six bowl isn't a bad year.

 

8. UCF (12-0)

Week 14 Result: Defeated Memphis

 

Darriel Mack and ground game power UCF to another undefeated regular season.

 

9. Florida (9-3)

Week 14 Result: Regular Season Completed

 

Florida improved its win total by five games from 2017 to coach Dan Mullen’s first year.

 

10. LSU (9-3)

Week 14 Result: Regular Season Completed

 

Even though LSU lost its last game to Texas A&M, a 9-3 record is still a good year for coach Ed Orgeron.

 

11. Washington (10-3)

Week 14 Result: Defeated Utah

 

The Huskies have won two out of the last three Pac-12 titles.

 

12. Texas (9-4)

Week 14 Result: Lost to Oklahoma

 

Longhorns fell short in Saturday’s Big 12 title game but are clearly on the right track.

 

13. Washington State (10-2)

Week 14 Result: Regular Season Completed

 

Cougars have won at least nine games in three out of the last four years.

 

14. West Virginia (9-3)

Week 14 Result: Regular Season Completed

 

Who steps up to replace Will Grier next season?

 

15. Penn State (9-3)

Week 14 Result: Regular Season Completed

 

If Penn State wins its bowl game, coach James Franklin would have three consecutive years of at least 10 victories in Happy Valley.

 

16. Syracuse (9-3)

Week 14 Result: Regular Season Completed

 

The Orange are trending up under coach Dino Babers.

 

17. Kentucky (9-3)

Week 14 Result: Regular Season Completed

 

Wildcats finished with nine victories for the first time since 1984.

 

18. Utah (9-4)

Week 14 Result: Lost to Washington

 

Injuries on offense caught up to Utah in the Pac-12 title game.

 

19. Iowa State (8-4)

Week 14 Result: Defeated Drake

 

Drake gave Iowa State a scare, but coach Matt Campbell’s team made just enough plays to hold on for the win.

 

20. Fresno State (11-2)

Week 14 Result: Defeated Boise State

 

Jeff Tedford’s remarkable turnaround at Fresno State continues with a Mountain West title.

 

21. Northwestern (8-5)

Week 14 Result: Lost to Ohio State

 

Wildcats fall in the Big Ten title game, but the 2018 season was still a memorable one for the program.

 

22. Boise State (10-3)

Week 14 Result: Lost to Fresno State

 

Errors on special teams prove costly in overtime defeat to Fresno State.

 

23. Mississippi State (8-4)

Week 14 Result: Regular Season Completed

 

The Bulldogs completed their 2018 season with an 8-4 mark after a win against Ole Miss on Thanksgiving night.

 

24. Texas A&M (8-4)

Week 14 Result: Regular Season Completed

 

Aggies finished 8-4 in coach Jimbo Fisher’s debut and could be even better in 2019.

 

25. Missouri (8-4)

Week 14 Result: Regular Season Completed

 

The Tigers’ 8-4 mark in 2018 was the program’s best under coach Barry Odom.

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