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Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma, Wisconsin are playoff top 4

30 November, 2017, 12:53 | Author: Carla Brady
  • The College Football Playoff rankings will feature a new No. 1 team after Alabama's loss at Auburn

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

Auburn and Georgia will collide in the SEC Championship Game, the first to be played in the new Mercedes-Benz Dome in Atlanta. Auburn checked in at No. 2 following the win over Alabama. Oklahoma and Wisconsin round out the top four.

Peach Bowl: No. 6 Georgia vs. Maybe nothing the chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee says before Championship Weekend means anything.

The Crimson Tide have already started lobbying for a second chance, but this is not a typical Alabama résumé. But with the Tigers No. 1 in the CFP rankings there is at least a chance they could be in the top four even with a loss to the Hurricanes. The Buckeyes would have three against top-16 teams (Wisconsin, No. 9 Penn State and No. 16 Michigan State), but they've also lost two games, including one to Iowa by 31 points. They lack impressive wins over top-ten teams. "I'd certainly like to see this team get the opportunity to do it, and I think they deserve it".

Normally, a win by Auburn over No. 1 Georgia would have been good for Alabama no matter what happened in the Iron Bowl.

Clemson is back at the top of college football. The two teams meet in the AAC championship game, with the victor likely playing in the Peach Bowl.




Georgia gets a rematch with No. 2 Auburn in the SEC Championship Game. 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. That too would create a leapfrog risk for the Buckeyes as a conference champion jumping above the Tide at the end.

Despite the loss, Miami will have a shot at redemption against No. 1 Clemson (11-1, 7-1) in the ACC Championship game Saturday. Oklahoma has won seven straight and moved up to No. 3.

Jonathan Taylor #23 and A.J. Taylor #4 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrate a touchdown against the Minnesota Golden Gophers by Taylor during the fourth quarter of the game on November 25, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. SEC champ, ACC champ, Oklahoma and Wisconsin would be your final four. A win by TCU may not have a similar outcome, however, and the Horned Frogs may be lined up for a spot in the Fiesta Bowl as the Big 12 champion to take on the Pac-12 champion.

Clemson's resume is heavy with victories against winning teams, including beating Auburn back in September. The next best result for the Tide would be a Wisconsin loss to Ohio State.

The only thing the other potential two-loss contenders, such as Ohio State, TCU or Southern California, would have on Clemson is a conference title.

"I will be prepared and able to answer that question next Sunday", Hocutt said when asked about whether Ohio State and Alabama were close enough so that a conference title could be the difference.

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