BYU and NC State are among nine groups that move up one place in this week’s rankings, checking in at No. 17 and No. 22, respectively.
Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide (10-0) heads to the SEC championship game to face No. 7 Florida, which fell just one place after a 37-34 property loss to 3-5 LSU. Ohio State, which recently played logged just five matches this year, takes on No. 14 Northwestern for its Big Ten championship.
The CFP choice committee acknowledges its last positions, such as the four semifinal teams, on Sunday.
San Jose State creates its CFP ranks debut at No. 24 after a 6-0 start, the group’s best since 1939. The Spartans will play unranked Boise State at the Mountain West championship match Saturday in Las Vegas.
The best five teams at the penultimate College Football Playoff positions, published Tuesday, stayed unchanged, while Iowa State’s playoff hopes got an increase. Cincinnati confronted another setback.
The Bearcats have an opportunity to impress the committee at the American Athletic Conference title game against No. 23 Tulsa, which improvements a place. But success will keep them behind the Big 12 winner and maybe Texas A&M, which can be scheduled to face unranked Tennessee this past week. Georgia is idle following its match against Vanderbilt was left due to COVID-19 along with other roster accessibility issues with the Commodores.
Neither Notre Dame nor Clemson played last weekend, but Notre Dame’s CFP possibilities rose following North Carolina defeated Miami 62-26 on the Street. The Tar Heels move up two spots to No. 15, while Miami drops eight places to No. 18. Even if the Fighting Irish drop to Clemson, their profile appears strong enough to maintain the top four.
USC (5-0) stays the highest-rated Pac-12 team in No. 13, moving up two places, but the Trojans shortage a touch win after canceling a match with Colorado, which fell to No. 25 after its first loss of the year. Clay Helton’s team performs unranked Oregon on Friday from the Pac-12 championship match.
Notre Dame and Clemson are scheduled to fight for the second time this year in Saturday’s ACC championship match.
Coastal Carolina (11-0) had a late touchdown in Troy to be the first FBS group to 11 wins.
The Cyclones, Gators, and No. 8 Georgia have two reductions but sit of undefeated No. 9 Cincinnati (8-0), which has dropped just one place in each of the previous two ranks although not enjoying since Nov. 21 in UCF.