Where Georgia is ranked in latest College Football Playoff poll

When College Football Playoff rankings are released, Alabama could be in uncharted waters

When College Football Playoff rankings are released, Alabama could be in uncharted waters

Alabama has been the most dominant team in college football for a decade and have lost just once this year, but if the College Football Playoff teams were chosen today, the Crimson Tide would not be one of the final four.

Alabama, who lost to Auburn this past Saturday, slipped from first to fifth this week, while Georgia is sixth.

The debate between what to do with a two-loss Ohio State with the Big Ten championship is one that has been brought up for a few weeks now.

Clemson has a victory over six of the top eight teams since 2013 and has won the last meeting it has had against Auburn, Oklahoma, Alabama, Miami (FL) and Ohio State.

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The Orange Bowl is guaranteed the ACC champion, but with projected champion Clemson in a semifinal, it would choose the next highest-ranked ACC team, which is No. 7 Miami. Alabama (11-1) dropped to number-5. Those three wins - plus a conference championship - would all be better than anything that current No. 5 Alabama has accomplished. Alabama rounded out the top five.

Northwestern is No. 21 as Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, N.C. State and Fresno State round out the CFP top 25. The Crimson Tide's resume has no wins against teams now in the top 15 and it is done playing, but the Buckeyes have two losses by double digits, including a 31-point blowout at Iowa.

Looks like it, especially if Auburn wins the SEC, but it likely will require a loss by either Wisconsin or Oklahoma.

When College Football Playoff rankings are released, Alabama could be in uncharted waters
Defending champ Clemson atop CFP rankings, followed by Auburn, Oklahoma, Wisconsin

At the top of the CFP rankings are No. 1 Clemson (11-1), No. 2 Auburn (10-2), No. 3 Oklahoma (11-1) and No. 4 Wisconsin (12-0).

UW faces No. 8 Ohio State (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten) at 7:17 p.m. Saturday in the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis.

The Big 12 and Big Ten championship games are responsible for potential chaos.

. Then again, if both Ohio State and TCU win, perhaps the Buckeyes and Crimson Tide will both make the playoff. Penn State (10-2), 10. Ohio State (10-2), 9.

The possibility of Clemson losing to Miami but getting into the playoff anyway is on the table. Head-to-head results and conference championships come into play when resumes are relatively even, and, in that case, resumes would be relatively even. TCU would also be 11-2 with a split against the Sooners and a Big 12 championship.

"I think this team deserves the opportunity to get in the playoff by what they've been able to accomplish and what they've been able to do", Saban said postgame.

"If you're Wisconsin, you've got everything you want right now".

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Maybe they were just words and not a warning. It has three wins over ranked teams, and could lose one this week if SC drops out, but might gain one if Louisville (8-4) enters.

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