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College football rankings: SEC teams in updated Coaches Poll, AP Top 25 after championship week

The SEC on Saturday may have experienced its first true in-conference upset of the season.

And it may have cost Georgia — and the conference — a shot at the College Football Playoff in 2023. That's after No. 8 Alabama (12-1, 8-0 in SEC play) downed the Bulldogs (12-1, 8-0) 27-24 in the SEC championship game. With that, Kirby Smart and Co. are not likely to make the CFP. Nor is Alabama's victory enough to guarantee it a spot in the playoff, either.

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Whether the Crimson Tide or Bulldogs make it in is outside their control following Saturday's slate of games. But victories by No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Washington, No. 4 Florida State and No. 7 Texas are likely to inform the selection committee's decisions.

National championship aspirations are on the line, as are multiple high-tier bowl game bids. It's unlikely anyone past the Crimson Tide or Bulldogs are affected by Saturday's game, as they were the only two active teams. But it's still worth monitoring how the US LBM Coaches Poll and AP Top 25 rank the teams ... especially in comparison to Sunday's final CFP rankings.

Here's a look at the penultimate Coaches and AP poll rankings for the 2023 college football season:

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College football rankings for selection Sunday

US LBM Coaches Poll

  1. 13-0 Michigan (51)

  2. 13-0 Washington (8)

  3. 13-0 Florida State

  4. (Tied for No. 4) 12-1 Texas

  5. (Tied for No. 4) 12-1 Alabama (3)

  6. 12-1 Georgia

  7. 11-1 Ohio State

  8. 11-2 Oregon

  9. 10-2 Missouri

  10. 10-2 Penn State

  11. 10-2 Ole Miss

  12. 10-2 Oklahoma

  13. 9-3 LSU

  14. 9-3 Arizona

  15. 10-3 Louisville

  16. 9-3 Notre Dame

  17. 10-3 Iowa

  18. 9-3 NC State

  19. 11-2 SMU

  20. 13-0 Liberty

  21. 9-4 Oklahoma State

  22. 8-4 Oregon State

  23. 8-4 Tennessee

  24. 11-2 Tulane

  25. 12-1 James Madison

AP Top 25

  1. Michigan (13-0, 8-0 Big Ten)

  2. Washington (13-0, 9-0 Pac-12)

  3. Texas (12-1, 8-1 Big 12)

  4. Florida State (13-0, 8-0 ACC)

  5. Alabama (12-1, 8-0 SEC)

  6. Georgia (12-1, 8-0 SEC)

  7. Ohio State (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten)

  8. Oregon (11-2, 8-1 Pac-12)

  9. Missouri (10-2, 6-2 SEC)

  10. Penn State (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten)

  11. Ole Miss (10-2, 7-2 SEC)

  12. Oklahoma (10-2, 7-2 Big 12)

  13. LSU (9-3, 7-2 SEC)

  14. Arizona (9-3, 7-2 Pac-12)

  15. Notre Dame (9-3)

  16. Louisville (10-3, 7-1 ACC)

  17. SMU (11-2, 8-0 AAC)

  18. Liberty (13-0, 8-0 CUSA)

  19. North Carolina State (9-3, 6-2 ACC)

  20. Iowa (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten)

  21. Oregon State (8-4, 5-4 Pac-12)

  22. Oklahoma State (9-4, 7-2 Big 12)

  23. Tulane (11-2, 8-0 AAC)

  24. James Madison (11-1, 7-1 Sun Belt)

  25. Tennessee (8-4, 4-4 SEC)

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: College football rankings: SEC teams in updated Coaches Poll, AP Top 25