Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Oklahoma stay the highest 5 groups on this week’s College Football Playoff, nonetheless the groups ranked sixth and seventh final week weren’t so fortunate.
Losses by Ohio State and Penn State dropped each squads from Nos. 6 and seven, respectively, to Nos. 13 and 14. The Buckeyes have been dominated in a 55-24 loss to Iowa. The Nittany Lions survived a virtually three.5-hour climate delay, however could not deal with Michigan State, falling 27-24 in East Lansing.
The losses by Ohio State and Penn State have put the Big Ten in a tricky spot if it desires to get a group into the CFP. Unbeaten Wisconsin is the very best ranked group from the convention at No. Eight this week, however regardless of the idea of athletic director Barry Alvarez, being unbeaten this 12 months might not be sufficient to ensure a spot within the playoff.
Benefiting from the losses of Big Ten heavyweights was TCU, which moved from No. Eight to No. 6 this week. The Horned Frogs have an opportunity to make a transfer this week as they tackle No. 5 Oklahoma.
Miami additionally made a transfer up the chart, going from No. 10 to No. 7, leaping over Wisconsin within the course of. Saturday’s ACC showdown between the Hurricanes (Eight-Zero) and Irish (Eight-1) may very well be one thing of a CFP eliminator because the loser probably will see its possibilities of making it to the playoff disappear.
Washington is the Pac-12’s first entry on this week’s rankings, coming in at No. 9, two spots forward of convention rival USC. In between the 2 West Coast colleges is Auburn, at No. 10. The Tigers might flip the CFP the wrong way up if they’ll pull off a stunner at dwelling and knock off Georgia on Saturday.
Michigan State, recent off its win over Penn State, made a large soar up the rankings, going from No. 24 final week to No. 12 this week. Just because it seems within the Big Ten East standings, Sparty is adopted by the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions.
At No. 15 is Oklahoma State, which fell 4 spots after shedding its rivalry sport to Oklahoma 62-52 in a traditional Bedlam battle.
UCF stays the very best ranked faculty from the Group of 5 colleges, holding regular at No. 18.
Washington State, led by the Pac-12’s all-time main pbader in quarterback Luke Falk, sits at No. 19 and is adopted by Iowa and Iowa State The in-state rivals are heading in reverse instructions, with the Hawkeyes making their first look within the CFP this season, whereas the Cyclones fell from No. 15 to No. 21 after a loss at West Virginia.
Memphis, NC State, LSU and Northwestern spherical out this week’s CFP rankings.