CFP top 5 holds, led by UGA, OSU, Michigan, TCU

There were no modifications to the top five in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s third ranking on Tuesday night, with No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 TCU holding consistent as the country’s only staying unbeaten teams, followed by No. 5 Tennessee.After a 66-24 thumping

of unranked Missouri, the Vols remained the committee’s highest-ranked one-loss group, keeping them in contention for the playoff without winning their department. Georgia clinched the SEC East and will deal with No. 6 LSU, the highest-ranked two-loss team, in the SEC championship game. If LSU wins its conference, it might make history as the first two-loss team to reach the CFP.Tennessee could end up being the 5th group to make the CFP without winning a conference title, and the third not to win its division, along with 2016 Ohio State and 2017 Alabama. The SEC has actually had multiple groups make the CFP twice– including last season when Georgia beat Alabama to win the nationwide title.1. Georgia (10-0 )14. Ole Miss(8-2)2.

Ohio State (10-0) 15. Kansas St. (7-3)
3. Michigan (10-0) 16. UCLA (8-2)
4. TCU (10-0) 17. Washington
( 8-2) 5. Tennessee (9-1)
18. Notre Dame (7-3) 6. LSU (8-2)
19. Florida St.(7-3)7. USC (9-1)
20. UCF (8-2) 8. Alabama
( 8-2) 21. Tulane (8-2)
9. Clemson (9-1) 22. OKAY St. (7-3)
10. Utah (8-2) 23. Oregon St. (7-3)
11. Penn State (8-2) 24. NC St. (7-3)
12. Oregon (8-2) 25. Cincinnati (8-2)
13. North Carolina (9-1)

Without a championship game, the Vols will deal with greater analysis by the selection committee and will be relying on outstanding wins versus Alabama and LSU to win a debate against a Power 5 conference champion.USC (9-1)is now the

Pac-12’s highest-ranked group at No. 7 after Oregon lost Saturday to Washington, dropping the two-loss Ducks to No. 12. The Pac-12 has six groups ranked in the CFP leading 25 with the addition of No. 23 Oregon State, consisting of two in the top 10(USC and No. 10 Utah). USC can clinch an area in the conference title game Saturday with a win at UCLA, and Oregon will deal with Utah in another game that will assist figure out Pac-12 champion participants.TCU clinched a berth in the Huge 12 national championship with its 17-10 win at Texas, however the four-loss Longhorns toppled from No. 18 out of the CFP top 25 today. It assisted the Horned Frogs that No. 22 Oklahoma State popped back into the ranking this week, offering TCU a 2nd win versus a ranked challenger, together with No. 15 Kansas State.There are 3 more rankings, including the release of the last leading 25 on the Dec. 4 Selection Day. No group has been ranked outside the committee’s top 10 at this moment in the season and still made the CFP. The lowest was Michigan State in 2015 and Oklahoma in 2019, when both were ranked ninth.Two-loss Alabama is No. 8 today, ahead of one-loss No. 9 Clemson, which will play No. 13 North Carolina in the ACC championship.Following its 38-31 win at Tulane, No. 20 UCF is the Group of 5 leader to earn a quote to a New Year’s

Six bowl as the highest-ranked conference champion, followed by No. 21 Tulane.

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