Georgia became the new No. 1 inside the College Football Playoff scores Tuesday night time, observed by means of Ohio State, Michigan and TCU.
The Bulldogs’ upward thrust from No. Three became no wonder after their dominant victory against previously pinnacle-ranked Tennessee on Saturday.
Clemson, which become No. Four inside the selection committee’s first scores remaining week, also misplaced, clearing the way for adjustments within the top four.
Ohio State stayed at . The Buckeyes’ Big Ten rival, Michigan, moved up from 5 to 3. TCU jumped 3 spots to No. Four, putting the country’s 4 unbeaten teams at the top of the ratings.
“It’s going to be a mission to live right here,” TCU coach Sonny Dykes said for the duration of ESPN’s scores show.
Tennessee fell to No. 5 and turned into accompanied with the aid of Oregon from the Pac-12 and LSU, which jumped 3 spots to 7th after the Tigers knocked off Alabama.
Selection committee chairman Boo Corrigan, who’s the athletic director at North Carolina State, stated TCU’s six victories in opposition to teams with above .500 facts have been extraordinary.“I don’t assume it changed into as an awful lot what Tennessee didn’t do as a great deal as what TCU did do,” Corrigan said.
He added the Volunteers’ massive victories against Alabama and LSU helped hold them above Oregon, which additionally performed Georgia and lost by using forty six.Clemson fell to tenth after being routed by way of Notre Dame. Alabama dropped from sixth to ninth after its second lack of the season.
This is the primary time because the College Football Playoff ratings started out in 2014 that neither Clemson nor Alabama had been ranked within the pinnacle six.
There has by no means been a College Football Playoff without the Tigers and the Crimson Tide, which have blended to win 5 of the eight CFP championships.
Are Alabama and Clemson done?
No, each still have a route to the playoff, but loads goes to have to break their way — specifically for Alabama.
First component operating towards the Tide is there has in no way been a two-loss crew inside the College Football Playoff. But the SEC champion has never been not noted of the CFP.
If Alabama should win the SEC, beating Georgia within the manner, right good fortune retaining the Tide out. But the street to the SEC championship recreation for the Tide is blocked by LSU, which could must lose both of its last conferences video games at Arkansas and Texas A&M to clear the way for Alabama.That’s assuming Alabama wins out. The Tide performs at Mississippi, which changed into 11th inside the committee’s rankings, on Saturday after which Austin Peay earlier than the Iron Bowl towards Auburn.
Before writing Alabama off, take be aware: LSU is handiest a three-point preferred at Arkansas this weekend and might be a single-digit favourite in opposition to a suffering but proficient Texas A&M group.
As for Clemson, this is an extended manner from over. A 12-1 Power Five conference champion will constantly have a shot and the Tigers should nonetheless come to be there.
The Tigers’ larger issue could be winning a resume contest towards one-loss champions from the Big 12, in which TCU is still unbeaten, or Pac-12, which currently has four teams in the committee’s pinnacle 13 — Oregon, No. Eight USC, No. 12 UCLA and No. Thirteen Utah.Plus, there may be the question of whether or not an 11-1 crew that doesn’t win its division, like Tennessee or the loser of Ohio State-Michigan, could get the nod over Clemson at 12-1 with an ACC identify.
On pinnacle of all that, the Tigers have to win out in opposition to an enhancing Louisville team, rival South Carolina and probable No. 15 North Carolina and megastar quarterback Drake Maye inside the ACC championship game.
After a run of six immediately CFP appearances by Clemson was snapped final 12 months, the Tigers are actually staring at consecutive seasons being neglected.