Dec. 1 (Meslop) — The Alabama Crimson Tide once more topped the College Football Playoff rankings as the highest seven groups remained unchanged Tuesday night time.
Alabama sat atop the CFP rankings for the 20th time — essentially the most because the format was launched for the 2014 season — after a dominant win over Auburn on Saturday. Notre Dame (No. 2), Clemson (No. 3) and Ohio State (No. 4) additionally occupied the identical spots as final week.
Ohio State remained at No. Four regardless of the cancellation of the Buckeyes’ recreation in opposition to Illinois on Saturday. The matchup was known as off resulting from a rise in COVID-19 circumstances inside the Buckeyes’ program, which included head coach Ryan Day testing constructive.
Regardless of solely taking part in 4 video games this season, Ohio State was ranked forward of one-loss Texas A&M (No. 5) and one-loss Florida (No. 6).
Choice committee chairman Gary Barta mentioned the group mentioned whether or not to rank Texas A&M forward of Ohio State, however the committee finally went with quarterback Justin Fields and the Buckeyes.
“When these two groups had been put side-by-side this morning and [Monday] night time, there simply wasn’t sufficient there to place Texas A&M forward of Ohio State,” Barta mentioned Tuesday.
No. 7 Cincinnati and No. 10 Miami additionally stayed in the identical positions, whereas Georgia moved up one spot to No. Eight after its win over South Carolina.
Northwestern was the one workforce within the preliminary CFP rankings from final week to fall out of the highest 10. The Wildcats suffered their first lack of the season to Michigan State over the weekend and fell six spots to No. 14.
The CFP choice committee will launch rankings Dec. Eight and Dec. 15 earlier than revealing its ultimate checklist Dec. 20.
College Football Playoff rankings (Dec. 1):
1. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0)
2. Notre Dame Combating Irish (9-0)
3. Clemson Tigers (8-1)
4. Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0)
5. Texas A&M Aggies (6-1)
6. Florida Gators (7-1)
7. Cincinnati Bearcats (8-0)
8. Georgia Bulldogs (6-2)
9. Iowa State Cyclones (7-2)
10. Miami Hurricanes (7-1)
11. Oklahoma Sooners (6-2)
12. Indiana Hoosiers (5-1)
13. BYU Cougars (9-0)
14. Northwestern Wildcats (5-1)
15. Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-2)
16. Wisconsin Badgers (2-1)
17. North Carolina Tar Heels (6-3)
18. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (9-0)
19. Iowa Hawkeyes (4-2)
20. USC Trojans (3-0)
21. Marshall Thundering Herd (7-0)
22. Washington Huskies (3-0)
23. Oregon Geese (3-1)
24. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-1)
25. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (8-1)