College Football Playoff rankings: Alabama rises to No. 1, then Clemson, Miami, Oklahoma

The shakeup in college football on Saturday has shaken up the College Football Playoff rankings.

Miami QB Malik Rosier scores a TD.

Miami QB Malik Rosier scores a TD.

The third edition of the rankings, released Tuesday night by the College Football Playoff selection committee, not only delivered a new No. 1 but also added two new teams.

Georgia’s blowout loss (40-17 to Auburn) knocked the Bulldogs out and opened the door for Alabama to move to first, followed by Clemson, Miami (Fla.) and Oklahoma. Georgia had been No. 1 in the previous two rankings.

The 9-0 Hurricanes, coming off a 41-8 thrashing of Notre Dame, climbed from seventh to third, and Oklahoma moved into the top four after spending the previous two weeks at No. 5. The Irish fell from No. 3 to No. 8.

Wisconsin (10-0), rose to No. 5. The Badgers, whose schedule has been the object of derision, can get a boost this week if they can beat Michigan.

 

The full rankings:

1. Alabama (10-0)

2. Clemson (9-1)

3. Miami (9-0)

4.. Oklahoma (9-1)

5. Wisconsin (10-0)

6. Auburn (8-2)

7. Georgia (9-1)

8. Notre Dame (8-2)

9. Ohio State (8-2)

10. Penn State (8-2)

11. Southern California (9-2)

12. TCU (8-2)

13. Oklahoma State (8-2)

14. Washington State (9-2) 

15. Central Florida (9-0)

16. Mississippi State (7-3)

17. Michigan State (7-3)

18. Washington (8-2)

19. N.C. State (7-3) 

20. LSU (7-3)

21. Memphis (8-1) 

22. Stanford (7-3)

23. Northwestern (7-3)

24. Michigan (8-2)

25. Boise State (8-2)

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Source: USA Today Fan Sports Poll

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