There was tons of movement this week in the College Football Playoff rankings.
Georgia moved into the top four after a win over rival Georgia Tech, UCF moved up to No. 8, Florida to No. 9 and Washington to No. 11.
But the moves that really mattered were Oklahoma and Ohio State.
After the Buckeyes destroyed rival Michigan 62-39 while Oklahoma squeaked out a win over West Virginia 59-56, many thought OSU would jump OU in the rankings. But the committee stuck to their list from the week before and kept the Sooners above Ohio State.
They barely did it, as Oklahoma is No. 5 and Ohio State is No. 6, but it was enough to keep the Sooners hopes for a playoff spot alive.
College Football Playoff Top Four
1. Alabama (12-0)
2. Clemson (12-0)
3. Notre Dame (12-0)
4. Georgia (11-1)
The big moves here were Michigan and Georgia. With No. 4 Michigan’s loss to Ohio State it dropped down to No. 7 in the rankings.
That defeat cleared the way for Georgia to move up to No. 4. However, that move could be short lived as the Bulldogs take on No. 1 and undefeated Alabama in the SEC Championship game this weekend.
College Football Playoff First Two Out
5. Oklahoma (11-1)
6. Ohio State (11-1)
As we mentioned before these were the rankings that really mattered this week because now OU theoretically holds its fate in its own hands.
With a win over No. 14 Texas this weekend — who the Sooners lost to earlier this year — Oklahoma is theoretically in the playoff with a loss by Georgia.
Ohio State’s fate is out of its hands. If OU wins against a higher ranked team than Ohio State faces in the Big Ten championship game — No. 21 Northwestern — then the Sooners will likely get the final spot.
This is where the Buckeyes’ 29-point loss to 6-6 Purdue really comes into play. The Sooners’ only loss is on a last-second field goal to No. 14 Texas. Purdue had to win this weekend just to become bowl eligible.
College Football Playoff Top 25 Rankings released Tuesday, Nov. 27
|No. 3||Notre Dame||12-0|
|No. 6||Ohio State||11-1|
|No. 12||Penn State||9-3|
|No. 13||Washington State||10-2|
|No. 16||West Virginia||8-3|
|No. 18||Mississippi State||8-4|
|No. 19||Texas A&M||8-4|
|No. 22||Boise State||10-2|
|No. 23||Iowa State||7-4|
|No. 25||Fresno State||10-2|