College Football Playoff rankings: Georgia, Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State make up top four


There wasn’t any expectation this week’s College Football Playoff committee rankings would change with the seven highest-rated teams all winning in Week 11.

So it was little surprise that No. As last week, 1 Georgia was followed closely by Alabama, Oregon, and Ohio State in top four spots. The group held the seventh through seventh positions last week, with Michigan State, Cincinnati, Michigan, and Michigan State.

All but the unbeaten Bearcats, who are attempting to be the first Group of Five team to make the field, likely control their destiny. In the final two weeks, Ohio State will face Michigan State and Michigan State. Georgia and Alabama are in a collision for the SEC title. Two games are likely against Oregon. 23 Utah ahead. Cincinnati must move up if it wants to keep winning, considering all the difficulties ahead for its rivals.

The biggest loser of the weekend was Oklahoma. Oklahoma fell five spots to No. 13 after their loss to Baylor. Two spots were added by the Bears to their No. 11. Oklahoma is supplanted by Notre Dame at No. 8. Oklahoma State and Wake Forest complete the top 10.

Hoping to finish in position for a New Year’s Six bowl, independent Brigham Young stays at No. 14 putting the Cougars just outside of the top 12, a ranking needed to be considered for a berth.

The SEC leads all conferences with six teams in the rankings. Five teams were followed by the Big Ten. The Big 12 and ACC were next with three.

No. 19 San Diego State, No. 22 Texas-San Antonio and No. 24 Houston are the other Group of Five representatives after Cincinnati and BYU. The New Year’s Six bowl is guaranteed to the highest-rated champion from each of these conferences.

Houston and Mississippi State are the two teams moving into the rankings. Purdue, Auburn and Mississippi State are the two teams dropping out of the rankings.

The final rankings of the season will be released Dec. 5. The Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl will host the semifinals on Dec. 5. 31.

College Football Playoff committee Top 25

1. Georgia (10-0)

2. Alabama (9-1)

3. Oregon (9-1)

4. Ohio State (9-1)

5. Cincinnati (10-0)

6. Michigan (9-1)

7. Michigan State (9-1)

8. Notre Dame (9-1)

9. Oklahoma State (9-1)

10. Wake Forest (9-1)

11. Baylor (8-2)

12. Mississippi (8-2)

13. Oklahoma (9-1)

14. Brigham Young (8-2)

15. Wisconsin (7-3)

16. Texas A&M (7-3)

17. Iowa (8-2)

18. Pittsburgh (8-2)

19. San Diego State (9-1)

20. North Carolina State (7-3)

21. Arkansas (7-3)

22 Texas-San Antonio (10-0)

23. Utah (7-3)

24. Houston (9-1)

25. Mississippi State (6-4)

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