The penultimate set of College Football Playoff Rankings for the 2019 season have been released by the selection committee, and Ohio State remains on top.
The Ohio State Buckeyes held onto first-place after defeating then No. 13 Michigan in Ann Arbor 56-27. The LSU Tigers remained in second after crushing Texas A&M at home 50-7, and Clemson stayed in third after routing South Carolina 38-3 in Columbia.
Georgia, which trampled Georgia Tech 52-7 in Atlanta, is ranked in the fourth position for the fourth-consecutive week.
As a result of Alabama losing at Auburn, the Crimson Tide have plummeted to 12th, while the Utah Utes and Oklahoma Sooners moved up to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.
Rounding out the top ten in this week’s College Football Playoff Rankings are Baylor (7), Wisconsin (8), Florida (9), and Penn State (10).
Memphis moved up one spot to No. 17 and is again the highest ranked team from a Group of Five conference. The Tigers play No. 20 Cincinnati in the American Athletic Championship Game this weekend, which likely means that the winner gets a spot in a New Year’s Six game.
Boise State is ranked 19th, but the Memphis-Cincinnati would appear to get the nod.
Check out the full CFP Top 25 rankings below:
College Football Playoff Rankings (Dec. 3)
1. Ohio State
10. Penn State
15. Notre Dame
19. Boise State
21. Appalachian State
25. Oklahoma State
On Sunday, Dec. 8 at Noon ET, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will announce the Playoff Semifinal pairings and semifinal bowl assignments. Those will be followed by the pairings for the remainder of the New Year’s Six bowl games.