College Football Playoff Rankings: Georgia New No. 1; Michigan and TCU round out the top 4

Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan And TCU Top four teams College football The second batch of playoff selection group rankings, with Tennessee And Oregon You sit in the first two rows outside and watch inside. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Georgia, which won the national title last season, is back on top. The Bulldogs were No. 1 in the AP Poll last week, but were No. 3 in the CFP’s Week 1 rankings. That changed with Saturday’s win over Tennessee, last week’s No. 1 CFP team.
  • Michigan moved up two spots to No. 3 from No. 5 last week. The Wolverines struggled at halftime Rutgers The Scarlet Knights beat the Knights by 35 points. The two teams ahead of Michigan lost last Saturday.
  • LSU, which had the largest disparity between its AP ranking (No. 15) and its CFP ranking (No. 10) last week, beat those numbers to No. 7 this week. 6 Alabama. The Tigers are in the driver’s seat in the SEC West and seem to be in control of their own CFP destiny despite two losses this season.
  • Alabama dropped three spots to No. 9 after its second loss of the season. At the time of publication of the final rankings for the 2019 season, the Crimson Tide was ranked 13th in the CFP Poll.

What does the team think of the ACC after Saturday?

Clemson It entered this week at No. 20 in the rankings, dropping from No. 4 to No. 10 after Saturday’s 21-point loss at Notre Dame. The ACC had five ranked teams last week, but only four this week. Syracuse And Wake Forest Dropped out of the rankings following their third defeat of the season. State of Florida Entered at No. 23.

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Who has the inside track to the Group of 5’s New Year’s Six bowl bid?

Tulane 17 after a 14-point win at Tulsa. The 8-1 Green Wave, who moved up from No. 19 last week, are back in the top five schools this week. UCFIt moved from 25th to 22nd this week.

Are the Pac-12’s playoff hopes alive?

In short, yes. The Pac-12 has sent just two teams to the previous eight iterations of the four-team playoff, but with two top 10 teams and four of the top 13 in this week’s rankings, there’s plenty of meat on the bone. Competitors have to prove themselves. No. 6 Oregon before traveling to rivals No. 25 Washington and no. 13 play consecutive ranked teams in Utah. State of OregonIt was ranked 23rd last week.

A potential Pac-12 title game would certainly be a top-10 matchup. Number 8 USC and no. 12 UCLA Play each other next week in what is a CFP elimination game Trojans Then closer to the competitor Our ladyIt is now ranked 20th. If the Pac-12 champion goes 12-1 overall, it’s hard to see the conference dropping out of the final four.

Full CFP ranking

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