College Football Playoff Rankings – Week 14
The LSU Tigers remain in the top ten of the latest College Football Playoff rankings.
LSU (9-3), who lost to the Texas A&M Aggies, 74-72, in that epic 7-overtime game last Saturday, are #10 in this week's rankings, the fifth of the year, which were unveiled on Tuesday night.
Of course, with only one more set of rankings to be released next week, and three losses to their credit, the Tigers have no chance at qualifying for the College Football Playoff.
The top four teams in the rankings next week will play in the College Football Playoff, which will feature semifinal games in the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl on December 29, with the two winners meeting in the College Football Playoff National Championship, scheduled for January 7 in Santa Clara, California
As expected, Alabama is ranked #1 and Clemson #2, while Notre Dame remains at #3.
Those three teams are all unbeaten
Sitting in the all-important #4 position this week is Georgia.
Of course, Georgia takes on Alabama this weekend in the SEC Championship.
Just on the outside looking in this week is Oklahoma, at #5, who is hoping that a win over Texas in the Big XII title game this weekend, plus a Georgia loss to Alabama, gets them in.
Ohio St., who plays Northwestern in the Big Ten title game this weekend, still has a shot, and are #6 this week.
Michigan, who was #4 last week, drops to #7 this week, while unbeaten UCF is up one spot to #8.
Two three-loss SEC round out the top ten, with Florida 9th and LSU 10th.
Washington, Penn St., Washington St., Texas, and Kentucky are ranked 11-15, respectively, while West Virginia, Utah, Mississippi St., Texas A&M, and Syracuse are in spots 16-20.
Wrapping up the top 25, at 21-25, it's Northwestern, Boise St., Iowa St., Missouri, and Fresno St.