Utes, Sooners up a spot as CFP high Four unchanged

With Ohio State, LSU, Clemson and Georgia remaining atop the Faculty Soccer Playoff rankings, Alabama’s loss to Auburn opened the door for Utah and Oklahoma to maneuver as much as No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, getting into this weekend’s convention championship video games.

Making the most of Minnesota’s loss to Wisconsin, Baylor moved up two spots to No. 7 getting into Saturday’s Massive 12 title recreation towards the No. 6 Sooners.


“We spent appreciable time on [ranking teams] Four by way of 7 and we perceive the place these are this week and we’ll look to see the video games this weekend,” Rob Mullens, the CFP choice committee chairman, mentioned Tuesday on ESPN. “There is a bunch of groups which are tightly matched.”

Mullens mentioned rating Georgia, Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor — all 11-1 — was the focus of this week’s dialogue whereas finishing the rankings.


“We spent extra time on these groups than anyone else on the board,” Mullens mentioned. “That proper there tells you that there is a variety of dialog among the many committee on these groups.”

Alabama — which can miss the playoff for the primary time since its inception in 2014 after struggling its second lack of the season in Saturday’s thriller at Auburn — fell to No. 12.

With Ohio State (56-27 over Michigan), LSU (50-7 over Texas A&M), Clemson (38-Three over South Carolina) and Georgia (52-7 over Georgia Tech) all profitable simply Saturday, the main target getting into Tuesday’s rankings was squarely on Utah and Oklahoma, to see which might emerge with the fifth spot.

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

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Each groups moved up one spot after the Utes beat Colorado 45-15 and the Sooners beat Oklahoma State 34-16.

“You are Oklahoma and their win over a ranked opponent, so that you verify that field there,” Mullens mentioned when requested to characterize the discussions. “You take a look at Utah, you say, ‘Boy, they’ve been so constant all season lengthy and so they’ve been dominant. Their protection is unbelievable.’ These are the sort of conversations.”

Utah will look to state its case for a spot within the Faculty Soccer Playoff on Friday evening when it meets No. 13 Oregon (10-2) for the Pac-12 title.

The query for Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor is whether or not a victory this weekend of their respective convention title video games might be sufficient to earn a top-four spot; the Utes and Bears are in search of their first CFP berth, whereas the Sooners are aiming for a fourth look.

LSU (12-Zero) and Georgia sq. off for the SEC title on Saturday afternoon, and Ohio State (12-Zero) meets 10-2 Wisconsin in Saturday evening’s Massive Ten title recreation. Clemson (12-Zero) faces Virginia (9-Three) in Saturday evening’s ACC championship recreation.

A loss by Georgia may open the door for Utah, Oklahoma or Baylor to realize a CFP berth.

“[Baylor] performed Oklahoma actually robust,” Mullens mentioned, referencing the Sooners’ 34-31 highway victory towards the Bears. “They adopted that up with a powerful win over Texas. They put a 3rd win collectively (61-6 over Kansas) this weekend, so there’s a variety of respect for Baylor.”

The ultimate rankings, which can reveal the New 12 months’s Six groups and set the sector for the Faculty Soccer Playoff, might be launched Sunday

Wisconsin’s victory at Minnesota noticed it transfer to No. Eight, a achieve of 4 spots, whereas Florida moved to No. 9, gaining two spots. Penn State held its place to spherical out the highest 10.