Eliminator Week 13: Baylor, Michigan among Rivalry Week casualties

— -- The top four teams in the College Football Playoff selection committee's rankings survived Rivalry Week unscathed.

But five teams on the fringe for the four spots in the playoff  weren't so lucky. Baylor, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State each lost, and they've been eliminated from playoff consideration with only one week to go before the actual selections are announced.

Heading into the final week of the 2015 regular season, six teams seem to be in contention for the four spots, with two other teams lurking. So far, 120 of the 128 FBS teams have been eliminated from consideration.

Here's where FBS stands after Week 13:

Jump to sections: Better luck next season | Previously eliminated | Who's in | Still in contention | On the fence

Better luck next season

Baylor Bears

Trending: DOWN

We get it Baylor fans. Head-to-head results only matter when the game is played under blue skies. Go figure.

Florida Gators

Trending: DOWN

Congrats, Gators. Your offense has looked so bad the past few weeks that Georgia had to fire Mark Richt. The Bulldogs still can't believe they lost to you.

Michigan Wolverines

Trending: DOWN

Before facing Ohio State for the first time as his alma mater's coach, Jim Harbaugh crushed a buckeye with a hammer on Bo Schembechler's grave. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer hammered and crushed the Wolverines on the field.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Trending: DOWN

After losing at Stanford 38-36 on a 45-yard field goal as time expired, Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly said his team was two plays away from being undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country. And if the Pilgrims had found cats instead of turkeys, we'd all have a very different Thanksgiving Day.

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Trending: DOWN

Yep, Mike Gundy's a man, all right. He almost lost to Oklahoma by 40.

Previously eliminated

Eliminated in Week 1 (30 teams):  Akron Zips, Arkansas State Red Wolves, Army Black Knights, Bowling Green Falcons, Central Michigan Chippewas, Charlotte 49ers (not bowl-eligible),  Colorado Buffaloes, Eastern Michigan Eagles, Florida Atlantic Owls, Georgia Southern Eagles, Georgia State Panthers, Idaho Vandals, Kansas Jayhawks, Kent State Golden Flashes, Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, Louisiana Monroe Warhawks, New Mexico State Aggies, SMU Mustangs, Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, Texas San Antonio Roadrunners, Texas State Bobcats, Troy Trojans, Tulane Green Wave, UCF Knights, UNLV Rebels, UTEP Miners, Vanderbilt Commodores, Washington State Cougars, Western Michigan Broncos, Wyoming Cowboys

Eliminated in Week 2 (27 teams): Appalachian State Mountaineers, Arkansas Razorbacks, Ball State Cardinals, Buffalo Bulls, Cincinnati BearcatsColorado State Rams, East Carolina Pirates, Florida International Golden Panthers, Fresno State Bulldogs, Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, Louisville Cardinals, Marshall Thundering Herd, Maryland Terrapins, Massachusetts Minutemen, Miami (OH) RedHawks, Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, Nevada Wolf Pack, New Mexico Lobos, North Texas Mean Green, Rice Owls, San Diego State Aztecs, San Jose State Spartans, South Alabama Jaguars, South Florida Bulls, Utah State Aggies, Virginia Cavaliers

Eliminated in Week 3 (14 teams): Air Force Falcons, Auburn Tigers, Boston College Eagles, Connecticut Huskies, Iowa State Cyclones, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Northern Illinois Huskies, Old Dominion Monarchs, Purdue Boilermakers, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, South Carolina Gamecocks, Texas Longhorns, Tulsa Golden Hurricane, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Eliminated in Week 4 (9 teams): Arizona State Sun Devils, BYU Cougars, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Ohio Bobcats, Oregon State Beavers, Tennessee Volunteers, Virginia Tech Hokies, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Washington Huskies

Eliminated in Week 5 (4 teams): Arizona Wildcats, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Texas Tech Red Raiders

Eliminated in Week 6 (12 teams): Georgia Bulldogs, Illinois Fighting Illini, Indiana Hoosiers, Kansas State Wildcats, Miami Hurricanes, Missouri Tigers, Navy Midshipmen, NC State Wolfpack, Oregon Ducks, Syracuse Orange, USC Trojans, West Virginia Mountaineers

Eliminated in Week 7 (6 teams): Boise State Broncos, Kentucky Wildcats, Northwestern Wildcats, Ole Miss Rebels, Penn State Nittany Lions, UCLA Bruins

Eliminated in Week 8 (2 teams): California Golden Bears, Texas A&M Aggies

Eliminated in Week 9 (3 teams): Duke Blue Devils, Pittsburgh Panthers, Temple Owls

Eliminated in Week 10 (3 teams): Florida State Seminoles, Memphis Tigers, Toledo Rockets

Eliminated in Week 11 (3 teams): LSU Tigers , Stanford Cardinal , Utah Utes

Eliminated in Week 12 (3 teams): Houston Cougars, TCU Horned Frogs, Wisconsin Badgers

Who's in

The College Football Playoff selection committee rankings should remain unchanged this week, after the top four teams took care of business during Rivalry Week. Undefeated Clemson will probably remain the No. 1 team in the rankings, followed by No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 4 Iowa. There's a chance No. 5 Michigan State could jump the Hawkeyes, but it's a moot point because those teams will settle the debate on the field in Saturday's Big Ten championship game. The Sooners' regular season is complete, after beating Oklahoma State 58-23 to win the Big 12 title, and they seem like a safe bet to make the playoff at 11-1. If Clemson or Alabama lose in their respective conference games, a couple of teams are capable of jumping into the top four, including defending national champion Ohio State and even North Carolina.

Still in contention

Alabama Crimson Tide

Trending: EVEN

Come on, Alabama fans, you have to admit your heart skipped a few beats when Auburn's Jason Smith tipped the ball to himself -- twice! -- for a 77-yard touchdown in the Iron Bowl. Come on, for at least a few seconds, you had to think, here we go again.

Clemson Tigers

Trending: EVEN

If the Tigers beat North Carolina in Saturday's ACC championship game, coach Dabo Swinney will receive $500,000 in bonuses. That's like $1 million in Athens, Georgia.

Iowa Hawkeyes

Trending: EVEN

Listen, if my team was undefeated and getting this much disrespect, I'd have to do something to get even. I'd stop growing corn. Then we'd see what the rest of America would do without it.

Michigan State Spartans

Trending: UP

Spartans coach Mark Dantonio says his team looks a lot like Ohio State in 2014, when the Buckeyes were red-hot at season's end. While we see several similarities, we can't seem to find a loss to a mediocre Virginia Tech team on MSU's schedule.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Trending: UP

Talk about coaching adjustments. Letting tailback Ezekiel Elliott call the offensive plays against Michigan should earn Meyer a raise.

Oklahoma Sooners

Trending: UP

OU coach Bob Stoops had his entire team over for Thanksgiving dinner. Gundy should have taken his team to a Black Friday sale at a sporting goods store to preview the bowl loot they'll be getting.

On the fence

North Carolina Tar Heels

Trending: UP

UNC coach Larry Fedora said he'd tell the playoff selection committee that the Tar Heels shouldn't be penalized for losing to South Carolina because they turned the ball over three times and it was the first game of the season. Apparently, he's still trying to figure out what he'll say about playing two FCS opponents.

Stanford Cardinal

Trending: UP

We left the Cardinal for dead a couple of weeks ago, but circumstances have forced us to bring them back. The Cardinal are still going to need a lot of help to reach the playoff, though. Somebody needs to tell Stanford coach David Shaw that he doesn't get to take the timeouts in his pocket to next week's Pac-12 championship game, though.