Alabama (10-1) and Blake Sims, left, come in at No. 1 for the second straight week.
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Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State are all still seated at the head of the table in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.
Three of the four programs cruised to easy victories last Saturday, with only Florida State getting tested by Boston College, but their stay is tenuous with arch-rivals lurking to knock them from their perch.
Alabama (10-1) comes in at No. 1 for the second straight week, and the Crimson Tide can seal a trip to the SEC Championship with a win over Auburn on Saturday.
Heisman Rankings: Week 13
Nicholas DeLorenzo, FBS Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
A late riser makes his debut in the Heisman Rankings this week after another record-breaking Saturday, but the favorites remain unchanged as we head towards the final full weekend of the regular season.
1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon (last week: No. 1) -- The Ducks' quarterback held onto the top spot after yet another dominant performance in a 44-10 victory over Colorado. Mariota completed 24-of-32 passes for 323 yards - his fifth 300-yard passing performance of the season - with three touchdowns and zero interceptions. He was equally dynamic on the ground, turning eight carries into 73 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown run on a read-option play in the first quarter where he went into the end zone untouched after fooling the entire CU defense. Mariota, who has over 3,600 total yards, has not only been dominant, but remarkably consistent with at least 270 total yards and multiple touchdowns in every game, and his 42 touchdowns give him the Pac-12 record. Unless something catastrophic happens in the next two weeks, he's going to be the runaway winner.