Alabama moves up to No. 1 in College Football Playoff rankings

Dr. Saturday

There were quite a few changes when the College Football Playoff selection committee unveiled the fourth installment its rankings on Tuesday night.

After Alabama knocked off Mississippi State in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, the committee rewarded the Crimson Tide by moving them from No. 5 all the way up to the No. 1 spot in the rankings. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs dropped to fourth.

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Oregon, coming off a bye week, stayed at No. 2 and Florida State remained at No. 3 after its comeback win over Miami.

After edging lowly Kansas, TCU dropped from No. 4 to No. 5, while Ohio State jumped two slots from No. 8 to No. 6 with its road win over No. 25 Minnesota.

Baylor stayed at No. 7, while Ole Miss and UCLA each moved up two spots to No. 8 and No. 9, respectively. Rounding out the Top 10, Georgia jumped up five slots from No. 15 to No. 10 by knocking off No. 14 Auburn.

Arizona State and Nebraska made the biggest drops of the week. The Sun Devils paid the price for falling to Oregon State and went from No. 6 to No. 13. Nebraska dropped from No. 16 to No. 23 after getting destroyed by Wisconsin.

No. 19 USC, No. 20 Missouri, No. 21 Oklahoma and No. 24 Louisville were all newcomers to this week’s rankings while LSU, Notre Dame, Duke and Texas A&M went unranked.

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