’Bama, Clemson, Miami, Oklahoma top CFP rankings
Alabama and Clemson are back on top of the College Football Playoff rankings, the ninth time over the last three seasons that the Crimson Tide and Tigers have held the first two spots in some order.
Alabama was the selection committee’s new No. 1 on Tuesday, with Clemson up two spots to No. 2. Miami and Oklahoma followed, joining the top four for the first time this season. Wisconsin was fifth and Auburn was up to sixth.
Alabama and Clemson have met in the last two national championship games, with each winning one.
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.
Unbeaten Miami jumped from seventh to third and along with Clemson gave the Atlantic Coast Conference two top-four teams for the first time in the four-year College Football Playoff era.
Oklahoma moved up one spot. Unbeaten Wisconsin moved up from eighth and is the highestranked Big Ten team. Auburn is the highest-ranked team with two losses.
Jalen Hurts and Alabama top this week’s College Football Playoff rankings.