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Notre Dame’s critical road victory over North Carolina on Friday afternoon kicked off a busy Week 13 in college football.
But as the Irish improved to 9-0, Oregon suffered its first letdown with a 41-38 loss to rival Oregon State. Elsewhere on Friday, Iowa State notched a key Big 12 triumph, while Iowa edged Nebraska to earn its fourth straight win.
Ten ranked programs will be in action Saturday, and the most notable game is the Iron Bowl between top-ranked Alabama and No. 22 Auburn. Trevor Lawrence is expected to make his much-anticipated return as No. 3 Clemson hosts Pitt.
The ranking below reflects the College Football Playoff poll.
Top 25 Review
1. Alabama (7-1) vs. No. 22 Auburn
2. Notre Dame (9-0) W 31-17 at No. 19 North Carolina
3. Clemson (7-1) vs. Pitt
4. Ohio State (4-0) IDLE
5. Texas A&M (5-1) vs.