Georgia still No. 1, Oregon slips in new CFP rankings

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The top five teams were unchanged, and Oregon slipped out of the top 10 when the College Football Playoffs third rankings were released Tuesday night.

Georgia remained No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Michigan and TCU. All four are 10-0. Tennessee (9-1) stayed fifth.

Oregon (8-2) slipped from sixth to 12th after losing to Washington 37-34 last Saturday. Washington moved up from 25th to 17th thanks to this win.

Georgia rose from No. 3 to No. 1 last week after beating Tennessee 27-13. Then the Bulldogs went 7-0 in Saturday’s Southeastern Conference game with a 45-19 win at Mississippi State.

Ohio State (7-0 Big Ten) has ranked second in all three weeks of the rankings. The Buckeyes and Michigan (7-0 Big Ten) play their annual big game on November 26 in Columbus, Ohio.

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TCU, which rose three places last week, remained steady at No. 4 after beating Texas 17-10 on Saturday. Texas, which had been ranked 18th, dropped out of the rankings.

“They look for improvements throughout the year,” Boo Corrigan, the chair of the CFP committee, told TCU in a televised ESPN interview.

No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Southern California, No. 8 Alabama, and No. 9 Clemson all advanced one spot as Oregon fell away. Utah rounded out the top 10 by jumping from 13th place.

Southern California demolished Colorado 55-17 on Friday.

“They kept winning games,” Corrigan told ESPN. “You have the only loss in Utah, in a really emotional (43-42) game if you remember that game. That’s the only defeat they have, the only flaw they have.”