College Football Playoff Rankings: Top 7 Remain Same

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The top seven teams remained locked in the third College Football Poll rankings released on Tuesday night on ESPN.

Georgia (10-0) remained at the top, followed by Alabama (9-1), Oregon (9-1), Ohio State (8-1) and Cincinnati (10-0) completing the first five. Michigan (9-1) remained at No. 6 despite losing to No. 7 Michigan State (9-1) earlier this month.

Notre Dame (9-1) moved up to No. 8 from No. 9 after Oklahoma (9-1) dropped from No. 8 to No. 13 following a 27-14 loss to Baylor (8-2), which moved from No. 13 to No. 11.

The rest of the top 15 rankings have Oklahoma State (9-1) at No. 9, Wake Forest (9-1) at No. 10, Ole Miss (8-2) at No. 12, Brigham Young (8-2) at No. 14 and Wisconsin (7-3) at No. 15. Ole Miss moved up three spots from No. 15 after defeating No. 17 Auburn (6-4), which fell from the rankings.

Texas A&M (7-3) dropped from No. 11 to No. 16 after a loss to Mississippi State (6-4), which returned to the rankings at No. 25.

Iowa (8-2), Pittsburgh (8-2), San Diego State (9-1) and North Carolina State (7-3) are at No. 17 through No. 20.

Arkansas (7-3) moved up four spots to No. 21 after winning at LSU. Texas-San Antonio (10-0) is No. 22, followed by Utah (10-0) and Houston (9-1).

Written by Glenn Guilbeau

Guilbeau joined OutKick as an SEC columnist in September of 2021 after covering LSU and the Saints for 17 years at USA TODAY Louisiana. He has been a national columnist/feature writer since the summer of 2022, covering college football, basketball and baseball with some NFL, NBA, MLB, TV and Movies and general assignment, including hot dog taste tests.

A New Orleans native and Mizzou graduate, he has consistently won Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) awards since covering Alabama and Auburn at the Mobile Press-Register (1993-98) and LSU and the Saints at the Baton Rouge Advocate (1998-2004). In 2021, Guilbeau won an FWAA 1st for a game feature, placed in APSE Beat Writing, Breaking News and Explanatory, and won Beat Writer of the Year from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA). He won an FWAA columnist 1st in 2017 and was FWAA's top overall winner in 2016 with 1st in game story, 2nd in columns, and features honorable mention.

Guilbeau completed a book in 2022 about LSU's five-time national champion coach - "Everything Matters In Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story" - that is available at, and Barnes & Noble outlets. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, the former Michelle Millhollon of Thibodaux who previously covered politics for the Baton Rouge Advocate and is a communications director.


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