Latest College Football Playoff rankings released


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Clemson has projections to both the Orange and Cotton Bowls.
Clemson has projections to both the Orange and Cotton Bowls.

The final warm-up for Sunday’s Playoff selections (12:30 p.m./ESPN) featured a new top-six for the first time in three committee rankings.

The top-three remained unchanged in the latest CFP Top 25 Tuesday - led by Alabama then Clemson and Notre Dame, but after some weekend upsets, a new trio of Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State rounds out the group. With the weekend action ahead, we’re guaranteed to see a different make-up there in the final selections.

No. 1 Alabama (12-0) and No. 4 Georgia (11-1) meet in a game Saturday that would seem like a CFP eliminator, although a number of CFB analysts are skeptical Alabama would drop out of the top-four with a loss. Wins by No. 5 Oklahoma (over Texas in the Big 12 title game) and No. 6 Ohio State (over Northwestern in the Big Ten title game) would go a long way in giving the committee a headache. As an independent, Notre Dame will be watching the weekend action from the sidelines after finishing a 12-0 campaign last week at USC.

Who do the experts see matching up in the CFP semifinals? CBS Sports picks an Alabama-Ohio State Cotton Bowl and a Clemson-Notre Dame Orange Bowl. ESPN has differing game site projections, with Kyle Bonagura sending Clemson-Notre Dame to the Cotton Bowl and Alabama-Oklahoma to the Orange and Mitch Sherman picking the opposite.

ESPN metrics give Oklahoma the nod in resume versus Ohio State for a potential fight for fourth and they have a chance at a top-15 win with over Texas this weekend. They hold a No. 24 strength of schedule, No. 6 strength of record and a No. 7 game control rank, while Ohio State has a No. 48 SOS, No. 5 SOR and No. 17 game control rank.

ESPN’s Playoff Predictor still renders Ohio State the best odds to make the CFP of the two (48 to 33 percent). Notre Dame has an over 99 percent shot, followed by Clemson (96) and Alabama (82) and then Georgia (39) after Ohio State.

The latest CFP rankings features two top-20 wins for the Tigers, with Texas A&M (19) and Syracuse (20).

This year’s CFP semifinals will be played on Dec. 29 with times TBA in the Orange (Miami Gardens, Fla.) and Cotton (Arlington, Tx.) bowls. The National Championship will be held in Santa Clara on Jan. 7.

This year’s CFP committee is Oregon AD Rob Mullens (Committee chair), Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione, former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, former sportswriter Paola Boivin, former Southern Miss coach Jeff Bower, former Central Michigan coach Herb Deromedi, former coach Ken Hatfield, Robert Morris president Chris Howard, former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson, former All-American DB Ronnie Lott, Ohio State AD Gene Smith, Georgia Tech AD Todd Stansbury and Florida AD Scott Stricklin.

CFP Top 25 - 11/27

1. Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Notre Dame

4. Georgia

5. Oklahoma

6. Ohio State

7. Michigan

8. UCF

9. Florida

10. LSU

11. Washington

12. Penn State

13. Washington State

14. Texas

15. Kentucky

16. West Virginia

17. Utah

18. Mississippi State

19. Texas A&M

20. Syracuse

21. Northwestern

22. Boise State

23. Iowa State

24. Missouri

25. Fresno State

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