1 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

Andrew Cummings
November 8, 2017

Don't look now, but Auburn has climbed into the top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday night. Miami plays No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday while Oklahoma takes on TCU. 3 Ohio State last Saturday. The Selection Committee doesn't seem to find the conference's lack of defense indefensible, as it put its two best teams as the first two out. The highest-ranked conference champion from the Group of Five leagues is guaranteed a spot in one of the New Year's Six Bowls, and the American Athletic Conference is in prime position to grab that bid, likely to the Peach or Fiesta bowl. Georgia has already won the SEC East. Alabama is in the driver's seat to win the SEC West. Miami leads in the ACC Coastal. Having just messed with the Texas Longhorns, TCU is in a good spot at No. 6 where it can make the College Football Playoff if it wins out.

"That strengthened their resume more than, I would say, Wisconsin strengthened their resume with a win over a three-win IN team", Hocutt said.

TCU moved up from No. 8 to No. 6 thanks to losses by Ohio State and Penn State. The other Saturday game with significant ranking ramifications is Notre Dame's game at Miami.

Washington, the highest-ranked Pac-12 team, is ninth and Auburn is 10th. 11 Oklahoma State on the road, Clemson's win came against a then-No. You won't see me wasting any time watching TV or watching who's 1, who's 2, and it really doesn't matter. The Canes jumped unbeaten Wisconsin, which was No. 8. Notre Dame 4. Clemson 5. USC 12. Michigan State 13. UCF sat at No. 18, its same ranking from last week, and four spots ahead of Memphis (8-1), whose lone loss came to UCF. N.C. State dropped from No. 20 to No. 23 in the playoff poll.

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