Cincinnati moves into top four in new College Football Playoff rankings; Ohio State jumps Alabama

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3 last week, the top four teams in the college football playoff rankings released on Tuesday were guaranteed a turnaround. blown up in utah,

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The surprise was a change to No. 2 with Ohio State, which was renewed. Michigan State’s impressive defeat, jumping two places and substituting Alabama, which slipped to No. 3 after the Crimson Tide struggled against Arkansas at home.

Cincinnati has moved up one place to number four. The unbeaten Bearcats appear to be in solid shape in their bid to become the first group of five teams to be selected for the semi-finals if they can beat East Carolina next week and then Houston at the American. Athletic title game.

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Michigan has moved up one place to No. The Wolverines will face Ohio State this weekend, with the winner winning the Big Ten East title and possibly one victory away from locking a playoff spot.

Notre Dame is in sixth place. The Irish will need some help with only one game remaining against Stanford which likely won’t boost their profile.

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A trio of Big 12 teams are in the second half of the top 10, led by No. 7 Oklahoma State. The Cowboys and No. 10 Oklahoma have each suffered another defeat this weekend. The boiler is at number 8, followed by Mississippi at number 9.

Hoping to finish in position for the new year’s six bowls, independent Brigham Young improved one place to number 13, knocking the Cougars out of the top 12, a ranking needed to be considered for a berth.

The SEC and Big Ten lead all conferences with five teams in the rankings. ACC leads with four and the Big 12 has three.

No. 21 San Diego State, No. 22 Texas-San Antonio and No. 24 Houston are the other group of five representatives followed by Cincinnati and BYU. The highest-ranked champion in those conferences is guaranteed a spot in the New Year’s six bowls.

Number 23 Clemson broke into the Top 25 for the first time this season by beating Wake Forest. Damon Deacon dropped eight places to 18th after his first conference loss. Mississippi State, which ranked No. 25 last week, also crashed out with a defeat to Tennessee State.

The final rankings for the season will be released on 5 December, with the top four teams playing in the semi-finals at the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl on 31 December. The National Championship Games will be held in Indianapolis on January 10.

College Football Playoff Committee Top 25

1. Georgia (11-0)

2. Alabama (10-1)

3. Ohio State (10-1)

4. Cincinnati (11-0)

5. Michigan (10-1)

6. Notre Dame (10-1)

7. Oklahoma State (10-1)

8. Boiler (9-2)

9. Mississippi (9-2)

10. Oklahoma (10-1)

11. Oregon (9-2)

12. Michigan State (9-2)

13. Brigham Young (9-2)

14. Wisconsin (8-3)

15. Texas A&M (8-3)

16. Iowa (9-2)

17. Pittsburgh (9-2)

18. Wake Forest (9-2)

19. Utah (8-3)

20. State of North Carolina (8-3)

21. San Diego State (10-1)

22.Texas-San Antonio (11-0)

23. Clemson (8-3)

24. Houston (10-1)

25. Arkansas (7-4)

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