We’ve reached Rivalry Week on the college football calendar. With fewer games left to impress the selection committee, placement in the College Football Playoff ranking is more important than ever.

A new set of rankings were released Tuesday evening, and we have drama at the top.

Oregon, previously No. 3, lost in blowout fashion to Utah, 38-7. Michigan State, the 7th-ranked team in last week’s standings, suffered a similar fate against Ohio State. Both took a hit in the new rankings. The Buckeyes, however, leapfrogged Alabama and jumped up to the No. 2 spot. The Tide dropped to No. 3.

Ohio State built a 49-0 halftime lead on Michigan State last Saturday and won 56-7. Quarterback CJ Stroud had more touchdown passes than incompletions. The Buckeyes’ offense looks awfully unstoppable right now. It has reached 50 points in 6 of its last 8 games. But up next is The Game, a huge matchup with Michigan.

Meanwhile, Alabama has struggled to put teams away. The Tide gave up 35 points to Arkansas last weekend and had to hold on to beat LSU a few weeks ago, 20-14. Alabama has a Heisman Trophy contender of its own at quarterback, but something about Alabama has felt off, a narrative that it would seem the committee subscribes to as well.

Cincinnati also appeared in the top 4 for the first time this season.

Here’s the CFP Top 25 entering Week 13:

No. 1 Georgia

No. 2 Ohio State

No. 3 Alabama

No. 4 Cincinnati

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No. 5 Michigan

No. 6 Notre Dame

No. 7 Oklahoma State

No. 8 Baylor

No. 9 Ole Miss

No. 10 Oklahoma

No. 11 Oregon

No. 12 Michigan State

No. 13 BYU

No. 14 Wisconsin

No. 15 Texas A&M

No. 16 Iowa

No. 17 Pittsburgh

No. 18 Wake Forest

No. 19 Utah

No. 20 NC State

No. 21 San Diego State

No. 22 UTSA

No. 23 Clemson

No. 24 Houston

No. 25 Arkansas