Washington up to No. 3, Ohio State falls from top five in CBS Sports 133

The regular season is in the books, and while there are crucial games remaining in the College Football Playoff race, most of the work has been done when it comes to ranking all 133 FBS programs for the 2023 season.

With a full data set of 12 games, the experts from CBS Sports and 247Sports who vote in the CBS Sports 133 have mostly settled on their order by the time we get into Week 13. Unexpected upsets and important results that can decide some tiebreakers up and down a ballot always occur in the final week of the regular season, but when chalk holds, so too will a majority of spots in the rankings.

So it comes as no surprise that the top 14 teams from last week’s CBS Sports 133 are still in the top 14, with just two notable adjustments.

Ohio State dropped from No. 3 to No. 7 after a 30-24 loss at Michigan, which held its spot at No. 2 behind Georgia at No. 1 after the win. The Buckeyes landed one spot ahead of Alabama, which is notable for playoff debates, but are the third one-loss team in the rankings behind Oregon and Texas.

Washington moved up for the second week in a row thanks to the opening, taking over the No. 3 spot after bumping Florida State from No. 4 one week ago. The Seminoles, which survived a hard-fought win at Florida in its first game without Jordan Travis at starting quarterback this season, are also up one spot in a return to No. 4.

Louisville’s fall from No. 9 to No. 14 after losing at home to Kentucky had a similar impact on the rankings; the teams that were No. 10 to No. 14 in last week’s rankings all moved up one spot without a change in the order. That shake-up means, among other things, a return to to the top 10 for Oklahoma, which finished the year on a three-game winning streak after taking a tumble in the rankings in early November following back-to-back losses to Kansas and Oklahoma State.

The biggest week-to-week change for teams that were ranked in the top 30 last week was a seven-spot drop for Kansas State after losing a snow-covered shootout at home to Iowa State. For more on the Wildcats and other notable ranking adjustments following Week 13 action, check out the Mover’s Report below the top 25 table.

College football experts from CBS Sports and 247Sports contribute ballots each week, which are averaged together for our rankings. You can see the top 25 below and 26-133 on our rankings page.

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