Predicting College Football Playoff rankings after Week 10: A new-look top four

The new iteration of the College Football Playoff rankings will be released on Tuesday night, but it’s always fun to predict what the committee will do.

It was a fun, fun week of college football.

Georgia knocked off No. 1 Tennessee in a game the Bulldogs dominated. It was hard for Hendon Hooker and the Vols to get much going on offense. Stetson Bennett and Georgia looked like the best team in football.

In another SEC battle, LSU defeated Alabama in overtime. Alabama has two losses and it seems impossible for Nick Saban to get back to another CFP. But after a huge win, Brian Kelly has a realistic chance to get his new team to the playoffs.

Clemson kind of felt like a fraud and it showed on Saturday night. Notre Dame played its best game of the season and exploited all of the weaknesses the Tigers had. The Irish dominated and went home with a 35-14 win.

Here is what we think the CFP rankings will look like on Tuesday night.

Kentucky (6-3)


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Washington (7-2)

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Kansas State (6-3)

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Illinois (7-2)

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UCF (7-2)

UCF Knights running back Isaiah Bowser (5) scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter during a college football game Cincinnati Bearcats, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at FBC Mortgage Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The UCF Knights defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats, 25-21.

Notre Dame (6-3)

Nov. 5, 2022; South Bend, Indiana; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Michael Mayer (87) catches a pass for a touchdown against Clemson Tigers safety Andrew Mukuba (1) in the fourth quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Texas (6-3)

Oct. 15, 2022; Austin; Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) and running back Roschon Johnson (2) at the end of the second half against the Iowa State Cyclones at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Liberty (8-1)

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NC State (7-2)

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Tulane (8-1)

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North Carolina (8-1)

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Penn State (7-2)

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Utah (7-2)

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UCLA (8-1)

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Mississippi (8-1)

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Alabama (7-2)

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young throws a pass as the LSU Tigers take down Alabama, 32-31, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.

Clemson (8-1)

Nov. 5, 2022; South Bend, Indiana; Clemson Tigers quarterback Cade Klubnik (2) drops back to throw under pressure from Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive lineman Justin Ademilola (9) in the third quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

USC (8-1)


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LSU (7-2)

Quarterback Jayden Daniels runs the ball as the LSU Tigers take down Alabama, 32-31, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.

Oregon (8-1)

Quarterback Bo Nix #10 of the Oregon Ducks jumps into the end zone for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on Nov. 5, 2022 in Boulder, Colorado. Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Tennessee (8-1)

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TCU (9-0)

Nov 5, 2022; Fort Worth, Texas; TCU Horned Frogs running back Kendre Miller (33) carries the ball past Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive back Dadrion Taylor-Demerson (25) during the second half of a game at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State (9-0)

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Michigan (9-0)

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Georgia (9-0)

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