On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff committee sent out the second edition of the College Football Playoff poll. The pairings for the four-team national championship playoff are not determined until the final CFP rankings come out on December 3. But as has been discussed before, a 4-team playoff is likely just the start of what will become a bigger tournament. After those five teams, however, things got a little interesting. The win kept Georgia (9-0, 6-0 SEC) unbeaten for the season. 13 Virginia Tech two days ago. The other Saturday game with significant ranking ramifications is Notre Dame's game at Miami. The two teams play on Saturday. Michigan State takes the biggest week-to-week jump (in the history of the CFP, if I may add) up to No. 12 after upsetting the aforementioned Nittany Lions, setting up a juicy showdown between the Spartans and Buckeyes in Columbus this Saturday (Noon ET on Fox). The highest-ranked conference champion from the Group of 5 conferences (American, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt) also will receive a spot. The College Football Playoff selection committee ranked the Tigers No. 10.
That's a possibility college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit discussed during the College Football Playoff rankings show on ESPN. If USC continues to play well, a potential win over the Trojans in the Pac-12 title game could be pivotal for Washington's playoff chances.
You can see the full rankings here. Notre Dame 4. Clemson 5.
Moving up two spots from No. 8 to No. 6 is the TCU Horned Frogs (8-1). Miami 8. Wisconsin 9. No. 10 Auburn, No. 3 Notre Dame vs. Ohio State 14. Penn State 15. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 62-52.