MSU remains No. 16 in CFP rankings, while Alabama moves into the top spot
From Wire, Special Reports
After giving No. 1 Alabama its toughest test of the season and playing three teams ranked in the current top seven, Mississippi State football holds strong at No. 16 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings unveiled Tuesday night.
It's the third straight week that the Bulldogs (7-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) are No. 16 in the rankings. MSU is the only ranked team to play three teams in the current top seven. State is the fourth-highest ranked Southeastern Conference team and the highest ranked three-loss team in the nation.
The Bulldogs have been ranked in 13 of the 22 College Football Playoff rankings dating back to 2014.
MSU seeks to bounce back in its final road game of the year as it travels to take on Arkansas at 11 a.m. Saturday from Razorback Stadium. The contest will be televised live on CBS.
Alabama is the new No. 1 in the CFP rankings, with Clemson up to No. 2 and Miami and Oklahoma joining the top four for the first time.
Wisconsin was fifth and Auburn was up to sixth in the rankings.
The Crimson Tide had been second behind Georgia in the first two selection committee rankings, but the Bulldogs and previously No. 3 Notre Dame were beaten last weekend, opening up the top for changes.
Clemson moved up from fourth and unbeaten Miami jumped from seventh to third, giving the Atlantic Coast Conference two top four teams. Oklahoma moved up one spot.
Unbeaten Wisconsin moved up from eighth and is the highest-ranked Big Ten team. Auburn is the highest-ranked team with two losses.
Georgia is seventh and Notre Dame is eighth.
CFP Rankings (Nov. 14)
3. Miami (Fla.)
8. Notre Dame
9. Ohio State
10. Penn State