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New College Football Playoff Rankings Released

In its inaugural season, the College Football Playoff committee meets every week to decide their latest top 25 teams.

Roll Tide?
Roll Tide?
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We're growing closer and closer to the first-ever College Football Playoff, and with only a few weeks left in the regular season, teams are starting to make a push towards the top four.

Without further ado, here is this week's updated rankings:

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

A couple interesting things to note here:

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  • There are five Big Ten teams ranked, but it's looking like Ohio State is the only one with a realistic shot at a playoff berth. Minnesota stayed in the top 25 despite losing to the Buckeyes this past weekend.
  • TCU and Ohio State just missed out coming in at 5th and 6th overall respectively. The Horned Frogs were ranked fourth last week.
  • The Georgia Bulldogs have two bad losses and are in the top ten overall.
  • Alabama cracks the top four teams this week, and vaults all the way from the fifth spot to the #1 overall slot. If the season ended today, the playoff bracket would look like this:

Be sure to check back every Tuesday night for an updated Top 25 as we make our way towards the college football postseason!