Alabama is new No. 1 in playoff rankings

Alabama is new No. 1 in playoff rankings

November 14th, 2017 by Associated Press in Breaking News

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts carries the ball before being tackled by LSU linebacker Arden Key during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson up to No. 2 and Miami and Oklahoma joining the top four for the first time.

Wisconsin was fifth and Auburn was up to sixth in the rankings released Tuesday.

The Crimson Tide had been second behind Georgia in the first two selection committee rankings, but the Bulldogs and previously No. 3 Notre Dame were beaten last weekend, opening up the top for changes.

Clemson moved up from four and unbeaten Miami jumped from seventh to third, giving the Atlantic Coast Conference two top four teams. Oklahoma moved up one spot.

Unbeaten Wisconsin moved up from eighth and is the highest-ranked Big Ten team. Auburn is the highest-ranked team with two losses.

Georgia is seventh and Notre Dame is eighth.


Alabama ascended to the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings that were released Tuesday night. The Crimson Tide replaced Georgia, which fell to No. 7 following Saturday's 40-17 loss at Auburn, which moved up from No. 10 to No. 6.

This week's 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. UCF (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)