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 has been on the LSU beat since 1998 with multiple outlets in Louisiana, prior to that he had covered both Auburn and Alabama. He won first place for his game feature on LSU's upset at Florida last season from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). He was also named Beat Writer of Year, by Louisiana Sports Writers Association in July; placed in three Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) categories – Beat Writer, Explanatory, Game Coverage – last spring. Guilbeau was also the FWAA first-place winner for columns in 2017 and was also the top overall winner in 2016 FWAA placing first for his game story, second in columns, and receiving honorable mention for features.


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