The College Football Playoff rankings had a bit of a shakeup on Tuesday after a very eventful weekend that saw the No. 1 team go down.
With Georgia’s resounding 27-13 win over Tennessee, the Bulldogs replaced the Volunteers at No. 1, jumping up from their previous ranking of 3 while Tennessee fell out of the playoff picture down to No. 5
Ohio State remained in the No. 2 spot after taking care of business against Northwestern while the Buckeyes’ Big Ten rivals, Michigan, have now entered the picture moving up from No. 5 to No. 3 following a 52-17 thrashing of Rutgers.
It is possible when the two teams meet each other at the end of the season in three weeks, a trip to the College Football Playoff could be on the line.
The biggest surprise may be TCU ranked at No. 4 ahead of Tennessee after failing to be ranked the previous week due to the team often trailing in games. Yet, the committee seems to have changed its tune after another comeback against Texas Tech this past week.
Other teams to watch further down the rankings includes LSU at No. 7 after an upset win over Alabama. The Tigers are now in first place in the SEC West and if they take care of business the remainder of their schedule, it could set up a potential SEC title game with No. 1 Georgia.
Clemson’s loss to Notre Dame really hurt them as it fell from No. 4 and in the playoff to No. 10, turning any hope into making the playoffs pretty grim.
Meanwhile, Alabama is ranked No. 9 after its loss to LSU, and will likely need some help to get back up into the playoff picture.