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The Newest Edition of College Football Playoff Rankings Have Been Released

In its inaugural season, the College Football Playoff committee meets every week to decide their latest top 25 teams. Here's the third edition of their rankings, which saw lots of changes from last Tuesday.

Oregon is catapulting up the rankings
Oregon is catapulting up the rankings
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Only the top four teams will make it into the first-ever College Football Playoff, but that doesn't stop the selection committee from cranking out their top 25 teams every week of the season. For a reference of what exactly it is the committee is looking for, check out SBNation's excellent round-up here. Last weekend saw several big upsets in the college football world, including Auburn falling to Texas A&M. So who moved up and who fell down? Here's this week's updated rankings:

Team Record Last Week
1. Mississippi State 9-0 1
2. Oregon 9-1 4
3. Florida State 9-0 2
4. TCU 8-1 6
5. Alabama 8-1 5
6. Arizona State 8-1 9
7. Baylor 8-1 12
8. Ohio State 8-1 14
9. Auburn 7-2 3
10. Ole Miss 8-2 11
11. UCLA 8-2 18
12. Michigan State 7-2 8
13. Kansas State 7-2 7
14. Arizona 7-2 19
15. Georgia 7-2 20
16. Nebraska 8-1 13
17. LSU 7-3 16
18. Notre Dame 7-2 10
19. Clemson 7-2 21
20. Wisconsin 7-2 25
21. Duke 8-1 22
22. Georgia Tech 8-2 24
23. Utah 6-3 17
24. Texas A&M 7-3 NR
25. Minnesota 7-2 NR

A couple interesting things to note here:

  • Oregon jumped up two spots after not even being in the top four several weeks ago. Florida State dropped a spot to number three.
  • There are five Big Ten teams ranked, but it's looking like Ohio State is the only one with a remote shot at a playoff berth. The SEC had the most teams make the Top 25 with seven.
  • Alabama and Arizona State just missed out coming in at 5th and 6th overall respectively.
  • TCU cracked the top four and is now in the bracket. If the season ended today, the College Football Playoff would look like this:

Check back in every Tuesday for an update on what the inaugural College Football Playoff bracket will look like!