The first College Football Playoff ranking was revealed on Tuesday and the SEC had the first spot with Georgia. No surprise.
The second slot, which had been debated, went to a one-loss team.
Nick Saban and Alabama were in the second slot, meaning the SEC hit the exacta. starting off at 1 and 2.
Third was an unbeaten school, Michigan State, which is coming off a solid victory over then-unbeaten Michigan in Week 9.
Following in the fourth slot was another school with a loss, Oregon.
The Ducks have a great win on their resume at Ohio State. However, they also have a “bad” loss, falling to a mediocre Stanford team.
The fifth slot went to the Buckeyes, who have been on a roll since losing to the Ducks.
Behind them is another team from Ohio, the Group of 5 Cincinnati Bearcats.
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