Amway College Football Poll 2020: Week 13 Rankings Unveiled for Top 25 Teams

Tyler Conway
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Northwestern players celebrate after they defeated Wisconsin 17-7 in an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Northwestern players celebrate after they defeated Wisconsin 17-7 in an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

With six more games featuring Top 25 teams being postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the college football slate was once again limited this weekend.

That said, there were a few games that helped shift the outlook of the nation.

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Here is a look at how the remainder of the Top 25 played out.

The weekend's two biggest games were provided by the Big Ten, with Ohio State escaping a challenge from Indiana and Northwestern continuing its surprising ascent with a win over Wisconsin.

Ohio State overcame three Justin Fields interceptions and a torrid fourth-quarter comeback to earn a 42-35 win over Indiana. The Hoosiers were down 42-21 before scoring two quick touchdowns in the fourth only to have their final two drives falter as they looked to cap off the comeback.

Michael Penix Jr. threw for 491 yards and five touchdowns against an interception, but Indiana was undone by three lost fumbles.

"We've got to figure out a way to close out games," Ohio State coach Ryan Day told reporters. "This is kind of the second week now we let a team hang around a little bit, and we've got to get that fixed. But [there were] so many great things in this game. Indiana is a good team, they're a top-10 team, so this was not easy."

Northwestern took advantage of five Wisconsin turnovers, four of which were by quarterback Graham Mertz, on its way to a 17-7 victory over the Badgers. The Wildcats largely played the field-position game in an ugly slugfest, winning despite gaining only 263 yards of total offense. Peyton Ramsey threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns, both coming in the first half.

Northwestern came into the week motivated by ESPN college football analyst Joey Galloway, who called the team a "a bunch of Rece Davises running around" before Saturday's game.