College football rankings

The outcome of the Ohio State-Michigan showdown had a significant impact on the College Football Playoff picture, says USA Today. “The overtime loss by the Wolverines became Washington’s gain as the Huskies moved into the No. 4 spot in the playoff committee’s rankings Tuesday.”

Alabama continues its maintain on the top as it has for each of the last five weeks.

Rounding out the top 10 are Wisconsin, Penn State, Colorado, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

The last weekend of the season should clarify things. Washington and Colorado will meet in the Pac-12 title game, Wisconsin and Penn State square off for the Big Ten championship, Clemson faces Virginia Tech with the ACC crown on the line and the winner between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will capture the Big 12, says USA Today.

Ohio State might have the strongest resume of all the contenders with wins against Oklahoma and Wisconsin on the road, plus the win against Michigan. But the Buckeyes won’t be able to enhance its position with the committee after missing the Big Ten title game.

The current rating seem to indicate the Big 12 will miss the playoff for the second time in the three years of the system. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are behind four Big Ten teams and the two Pac-12 teams playing this weekend.

The top four teams in final ranking of the committee on Dec. 4 will play in the College Football Playoff. The semifinals will take place on Dec. 31 at the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. The championship game will be held on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla.

The committee rankings:

1. Alabama (12-0)

2. Ohio State (11-1)

3. Clemson (11-1)

4. Washington (11-1)

5. Michigan (10-2)

6. Wisconsin (10-2)

7. Penn State (10-2)

8. Colorado (10-2)

9. Oklahoma (9-2)

10. Oklahoma State (9-2)

11. Southern California (9-3)

12. Florida State (9-3)

13. Louisville (9-3)

14. Auburn (9-3)

15. Florida (8-3)

16. West Virginia (9-2)

17. Western Michigan (12-0)

18. Stanford (9-3)

19. Navy (9-2)

20. Utah (8-4)

21. LSU (7-4)

22. Tennessee (8-4)

23. Virginia Tech (9-3)

24 Houston (9-3)

25 Pittsburgh (8-4)

I/F: USA Today

Featured photo: Jennifer Buchanan, USA TODAY Sports


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