2019 College Football Playoff Rankings: Utah Stays At No. 7; Penn State And Oklahoma Move Up

The third week of the College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night with not a lot of changes taking place with just one team in the Top 10 losing last week.

For the second consecutive week, LSU remains at the top followed by No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia.

The biggest questions was what the playoff committee was going to do with Alabama. While the Crimson Tide took down Mississippi State with a dominating 38-7 victory on the road, Alabama also lost its star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season with a hip injury. The Committee stayed neutral on the injury this week by leaving Tide at No. 5.

No. 4 Georgia leads a pack of one loss teams, followed by No. 5 Alabama and two Pac-12 teams in No. 6 Oregon and No. 7 Utah. Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota round out the Top 10.

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The good news for the Pac-12 is that the Conference of Champions had USC jump into the rankings to give the Pac-12 three teams this week. The Trojans checks in at No. 23 and have already played both Oergon and Utah. The Ducks clobbered USC, 56-24, while the Utes’ only loss was in a 30-23 defeat on the road.

No. 9 Oklahoma, fresh off its incredible come-from-behind victory on the road against then-No. 13 Baylor, moved up one spot. The previously undefeated Bears, meanwhile, fell one spot to drop to No. 14.

Despite losing at home, No. 10 Minnesota dropped just two spots to land at No. 10 to edge out No. 11 Florida.

No. 8 Penn State, which lost to the Golden Gophers two weeks ago, find themselves ahead of Minnesota. The Nittany Lions will face its toughest test of the season as they travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on No. 2 Ohio State.

College Football Playoff Top 25:

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

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