College Football Playoff Rankings: Second 2021 rankings released

By Kevin Kelley -

The second College Football Playoff Rankings of the 2021 season have been released by the selection committee, and the Georgia Bulldogs remain in first place.

Georgia is followed by Alabama (2), Oregon (3), Ohio State (4), and Cincinnati (5). Michigan (6) and Michigan State (7) are just outside the top five.

Fifth-ranked Cincinnati is currently the highest ranked team from a Group of Five conference. BYU is the next highest non-power team at No. 14.

Fresno State, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Mississippi State each fell out of the College Football Playoff Rankings this week.

Check out the full CFP Top 25 rankings below:

College Football Playoff Rankings (Nov. 9)

1. Georgia
2. Alabama
3. Oregon
4. Ohio State
5. Cincinnati
6. Michigan
7. Michigan State
8. Oklahoma
9. Notre Dame
10. Oklahoma State
11. Texas A&M
12. Wake Forest
13. Baylor
14. BYU
15. Ole Miss
16. NC State
17. Auburn
18. Wisconsin
19. Purdue
20. Iowa
21. Pitt
22. San Diego State
23. UTSA
24. Utah
25. Arkansas

Dropped from rankings: Mississippi Sate 17, Kentucky 18, Minnesota 20, Fresno State 23

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will release their Top 25 rankings each week on Tuesday through Nov. 30. Below is the schedule of dates (all times Eastern):

  • Tuesday, Nov. 16 – 7:00pm ET
  • Tuesday, Nov. 23 – 7:00pm ET
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30 – 7:00pm ET
  • Sunday, Dec. 5 – Noon ET (Selection Day)

On Sunday, Dec. 5 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.

College Football Playoff Schedule

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Comments (2)

@KevinKelley,

No matter what rationale Pollsters, 15 Autonomous Five Invitational Committee members, Math algorithms, the eye test is; C ollusive F ive P ower Trust Committee is wrong to place a Head to head Winner: Michigan State behind Loser: Michigan.

2 each One loss Teams: UAlabama, Ohio StateU ahead of undefeated UCincinnati.

Dan-ke for publishing the AP 63 sportswriters Poll who are not All beholden to BCS, LLC the C orrupt F ive P roduct of the 65 Autonomous Teams in 5 Conferences VS 65 Dependent Teams in 5 Conferences & Independents.
ND is an Associate member of the ACC with preferential scheduling arrangements in FB & automatic inclusion as an ACC FB Member during the Covid19 Year. That = Not Independent.

Somehow I believe that if Oklahoma won their games by over 10 points they would be ranked higher by the committee. I however do not believe that Cincinnati would be ranked higher if they won their games by more points.

Conference matters more than it should.