The newest batch of College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday night. And the top 5 remained unchanged as the Bulldogs once again came in at No. 5. Georgia is also the No. 5 team in both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll.
The Bulldogs easily handled UMass this weekend, winning 66-27 over the Minutemen. Georgia showed off a new wrinkle in its game, as freshman quarterback Justin Fields shined as both a runner and a passer. His three touchdown effort earned him SEC Freshman of the Week honors.
The rest of the top 4 also won this week, and thus remained the same. But the four teams above, as well as Georgia, all have tricky games this week. No. 1 Alabama plays Auburn, No. 2 Clemson faces off against South Carolina, No. 3 Notre Dame visits USC and No. 4 Michigan takes on No. 10 Ohio State in a game that will decide who wins the Big Ten East. Georgia takes on in-state rival Georgia Tech, before then facing Alabama in the SEC Championship game.
Michigan is the only one-loss team ranked above the Georgia. The Bulldogs are still ranked above fellow one-loss teams such as Oklahoma, ranked No. 6, Washington State, who is No. 8, and the aforementioned Buckeyes at No. 10. Of course, if Georgia is going to make the College Football Playoff it will have to take down the Crimson Tide, which should all but put them into the College Football Playoff final four.
As for the rest of the SEC, LSU came in at No. 7. Florida, Georgia’s best win based on College Football Playoff rank, is at No. 11. Kentucky comes in at No. 15. Mississippi State comes in at No. 18 and Texas A&M is the last SEC team to make the cut, as the Aggies come in at No. 22.
The final College Football Playoff rankings are scheduled to come out on Dec. 2. The top four teams in those final rankings will be the teams headed to the College Football Playoff. The Bulldogs made the College Football Playoff a year ago, as they made it to the national title game before falling to Alabama, 26-23.
Georgia’s game against Georgia Tech 0n Saturday is set for a 12 p.m. kickoff. The game can be seen on the SEC Network or heard on WSB Radio at 95.5 FM/750 AM.
Below you can see a full ranking for this week’s College Football Playoff rankings.
College Football Playoff rankings week 13
1. Alabama (11-0)
2. Clemson (11-0)
3. Notre Dame (10-0)
4. Michigan (10-1)
5. Georgia (10-1)
6. Oklahoma (10-1)
7. LSU (9-2)
8. Washington State (10-1)
9. UCF (10-0)
10. Ohio State (10-1)
11. Florida (8-3)
12. Penn State (8-3)
13. West Virginia (8-2)
14. Texas (8-3)
15. Kentucky (8-3)
16. Washington (8-3)
17. Utah (8-3)
18. Mississippi State (7-4)
19. Northwestern (7-4)
20. Syracuse (8-3)
21. Utah State (10-1)
22. Texas A&M (7-4)
23. Boise State (9-2)
24. Pitt (7-4)
25. Iowa State (6-4)
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