Updated strength of schedule rankings for CFP contenders after TCU’s loss

No. 7 Tennessee (10-2, 6-2 SEC) concluded its 2022 regular season in Week 13.

The Vols await their bowl destination.

Tennessee’s 2022 regular-season schedule featured home games against Ball State (W, 59-10), Akron (W, 63-6), Florida (W, 38-33), Alabama (W, 52-49), UT Martin (W, 65-24), Kentucky (W, 44-6) and Missouri (W, 66-24).

The Vols’ 2022 schedule featured road contests at Pittsburgh (W, 34-27 OT) in the second edition of the Johnny Majors ClassicLSU (W, 40-13), Georgia (L, 27-13), South Carolina (L, 63-38) and Vanderbilt (W, 56-0).

College Football Playoff top 25 rankings ahead of conference championship weekend

Week 14 games consisted of conference championship contests.

No. 4 USC lost to No. 11 Utah, 47-24, Friday in the Pac-12 championship game.

No. 10 Kansas State defeated No. 3 TCU, 31-28, in overtime in the Big 12 championship game.

Vols Wire looks at updated strength of schedule rankings (ESPN FPI) for College Football Playoff top 10 teams after USC and TCU’s games and ahead of Saturday’s remaining conference championship games:

Tennessee: 8

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Alabama: 9

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Kansas State: 15

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TCU: 25

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Penn State: 29

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Georgia: 35

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USC: 36

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Ohio State: 37

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Michigan: 41

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Clemson: 61

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