December 5, 2022

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College football rankings: Georgia ranked first; Michigan, TCU enters the top 4

GeorgiaAnd the Ohio StateAnd the Michigan And the TCU Are the first four teams in college football The second batch of the Interval Selection Committee Rankings, with Tennessee And the Oregon Sit as the first two teams outside looking in. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Georgia is back on top after winning the national title last season. The Bulldogs finished first in the AP poll last week, but were only No. 3 in the first week of the CFP rankings. That changed with Saturday’s win over the CFP #1 team last week, Tennessee.
  • Michigan jumped two places to third after coming in fifth last week. The Wolverines struggled for half an hour Rutgers Before beating the Crimson Knights by 35 points. Two teams that were against Michigan lost last Saturday.
  • LSU, which had the largest disparity between the AP ranking (No. 15) and the CFP ranking (No. 10) last week, jumped to seventh place this week after beating No. 6 Alabama. The Tigers are in the driver’s seat at SEC West, and they seem to be in control of their destiny despite suffering two losses this season.
  • Alabama has fallen three times to ninth after its second loss of the season. The lowest ever Crimson Tide rated in a CFP poll was 13, during the 2019 season’s final rating release.

What does the committee think of the ACC after Saturday?

Clemson It dropped from No. 4 to No. 10 after losing 21 points on Saturday at Notre Dame, which entered the rankings this week at No. 20. The ACC had five ranked teams last week but only four this week, both Syracuse And the Wake Forest Dropped from the standings after their third loss of the season. Florida I entered at number 23.

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Who has the inside track to showcase the New Year’s Six Dishes Five Dishes?

Tolen It is again the highest-ranked team in the group of five, scoring 17th after a 14-point win in Tulsa. The 8-1 Green Wave, which climbed from 19th place last week, rejoined this week in its fellow Fifth School Group rankings. UCFWhich rose from No. 25 to No. 22 this week.

Are hopes of the Pac 12 match alive?

In short, yes. Pac-12 has only sent two teams to the previous eight iterations of the four-team playoff, but with two of the top 10 teams in this week’s rankings, and four in the top 13, there’s plenty of meat left in the bones. For competitors to prove themselves. No. 6 Oregon plays teams ranked respectively at No. 25 in Washington and No. 13 in Utah before traveling to the contender Oregonwhich was No. 23 in the rankings last week.

A potential Pac-12 game for the top 10 title is almost certainly a contender. number 8 USC and number 12 University of California Play each other next week in what numbers to be a CFP elimination game, and Trojans Then close with the competitor Notre Damewho is now ranked No. 20. If the Pac-12 champ appears 12-1 overall, it’s hard to see the Conference disqualified from the last field of four.

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