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2014 college football rankings, Week 13: Colorado State retains its ranking

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Colorado State is still ranked in the AP and USA TODAY coaches poll.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado State Rams had the luxury of the bye week and watched other teams this week, but while they moved up in the Coaches poll the team they really wanted to lose was Boise State. The Broncos recovered from a 20-0 deficit to defeat San Diego State and retain control of the Mountain Division.

Outside of recognition and an edge in recruiting, these rankings really do not matter all that much for Colorado State, because if they are going to make a New Year's Day bowl game they need the Broncos to lose for the Rams to win the Mountain Division.

In thee coaches poll the Rams moved up two spots to No. 23, and Boise State earned votes with 32 points and are just four spots out of being ranked. As for the AP poll, Colorado State is up to No. 22 and Boise State is earning 29 points and is three spots out of being ranked.

Below are the Coaches Poll, AP and the computer composite rankings

AP Coaches Massey composite
1 Florida State Florida State Alabama
2 Alabama Alabama Oregon
3 Oregon Oregon Ole Miss
4 Mississippi State Mississippi State Mississippi State
5 TCU TCU TCU
6 Baylor Baylor Florida State
7 Ohio State Ohio State Baylor
8 Ole Miss Ole Miss Ohio State
9 Georgia Michigan State Georgia
10 Michigan State Georgia Auburn
11 UCLA Kansas State UCLA
12 Kansas State UCLA Michigan State
13 Arizona State Arizona Kansas State
14 Wisconsin Arizona State Wisconsin
15 Arizona Wisconsin Oklahoma
16 Auburn Georgia Tech Arizona State
17 Georgia Tech Auburn Marshall
18 Marshall Marshall Georgia Tech
19 Missouri Nebraska Nebraska
20 Utah Missouri LSU
21 Nebraska Utah Arizona
22 Colorado State Oklahoma Missouri
23 Oklahoma Colorado State USC
24 USC USC Utah
25 Duke Duke Clemson