2019 College Football Playoff Rankings: No. 1 Ohio State, No. 2 LSU Lead The Way, Utah, Oregon In Top 10

The first week of the College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night with a surprise decision by the committee.

Although Ohio State is ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, the Buckeyes check in at the top spot followed by No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Penn State. Clemson, the defending National Champions and despite being undefeated, round out the Top 5.

The good news for the Tigers is that No. 2 LSU and No. 3 Alabama will face each other in a blockbuster matchup on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. No. 1 Ohio State and No. 4 Penn State will play the following week which means Clemson will jump at least two spots if they win out.

No. 6 Georgia leads a pack of one loss teams, followed by two Pac-12 teams in No. 7 Oregon and No. 8 Utah. Oklahoma and Florida round out the Top 10.

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It’s the highest ranking for Utah in the College Football Playoff era, overshadowing their No. 10 ranking back in 2015.

The Utes are arguably one of the hottest teams in the country as they’ve won five consecutive games, outscoring Pac-12 foes Washington State, Washington, Oregon State, Arizona State and California by a combined score of 179-51.

Utah is making its 25th appearance in the College Football Playoff rankings, ranking sixth among all programs. Only Alabama (32), Clemson (32), Ohio State (32), Oklahoma (30) and LSU (28) have been ranked longer since the playoff era started.

College Football Playoff Top 25:

  1. Ohio State (8-0)
  2. LSU (8-0)
  3. Alabama (8-0)
  4. Penn State (8-0)
  5. Clemson (9-0)
  6. Georgia (7-1)
  7. Oregon (8-1)
  8. Utah (8-1)
  9. Oklahoma (7-1)
  10. Florida (7-2)
  11. Auburn (7-2)
  12. Baylor (8-0)
  13. Wisconsin (6-2)
  14. Michigan (7-2)
  15. Notre Dame (6-2)
  16. Kansas State (6-2)
  17. Minnesota (8-0)
  18. Iowa (6-2)
  19. Wake Forest (7-1)
  20. Cincinnati (7-1)
  21. Memphis (8-1)
  22. Boise State (7-1)
  23. Oklahoma State (6-3)
  24. Navy (7-1)
  25. SMU (8-1)

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