Three teams holding onto College Football Playoff hopes saw those disappear with losses Saturday.
Alabama and Ohio State weren’t part of that trip. The top-ranked Crimson Tide survived a physical, defensive battle at LSU. They scored all their points in the final quarter for a 10-0 victory. The No. 6 Buckeyes routed 10th-ranked Nebraska in what was a mismatch from start to finish.
Texas A&M shocked many with its No. 4 spot in the first playoff ranking last Tuesday. On Saturday, the Aggies shocked everyone by losing to the Nick Fitzgerald-led Mississippi State Bulldogs. If Auburn beats Georgia next Saturday, the Nov. 26 Iron Bowl winner will represent the West in the SEC championship game.
But let’s not just pick on the Aggies. They weren’t the only SEC team to disappoint. Florida, 11th in the playoff rankings, was whipped by Arkansas. The Razorbacks ran for 223 yards against the nation’s ninth-ranked rushing defense (105.6 ypg).
Here are this week’s rankings — we’ll update the AP and Amway Coaches on Sunday after they’re released. The College Football Playoff rankings are announced Tuesday night on ESPN and we’ll leave you with the current Massey rankings until they’re updated.
|CFP rankings (current)||AP Top 25||Coaches||Massey|
|5||Washington||Louisville||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|6||Ohio State||Ohio State||Louisville||Texas A&M|
|10||Nebraska||Texas A&M||West Virginia||LSU|
|11||Florida||West Virginia||Texas A&M||Colorado|
|12||Penn State||Penn State||Utah||USC|
|13||LSU||Utah||North Carolina||Penn State|
|14||Oklahoma||W. Michigan||Penn State||W. Michigan|
|17||Baylor||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State||Florida|
|18||Oklahoma State||Virginia Tech||FSU||Washington State|
|21||North Carolina||Nebraska||W. Michigan||Utah|
|23||W. Michigan||Washington State||Washington State||West Virginia|
|24||Boise State||Boise State||Boise State||Virginia Tech|
|25||Washington State||Baylor||Baylor||North Carolina|
College Football Playoff rankings: A 12-person committee releases its Top 25 live each Tuesday night on ESPN beginning Nov. 1. This Tuesday will be the second installment. The final rankings, including the four playoff teams, will be announced Dec. 4.
Amway Coaches Poll: A panel of college football coaches vote each week for this ranking that is released Sunday.
Massey Ratings: Kenneth Massey’s rankings incorporate multiple polls, including the AP and Coaches rankings.