No main adjustments are anticipated within the prime 4 of the College Football Playoff when the choice committee releases its weekly rankings on Tuesday, December 3.
Ohio State, LSU, Clemson and Georgia occupied the highest 4 spots after Week 13 and the established order is anticipated to be maintained after the quartet recorded wins in Rivalry Week.
The Buckeyes ended the common season with an ideal 12-Zero report after thrashing Michigan 56-27, as Justin Fields accomplished 14 of 25 passes for 302 yards and 4 touchdowns, whereas J.Ok. Dobbins rushed for 211 yards and 4 scores.
Not to be outdone, LSU additionally put up 50 factors, defeating Texas A&M 50-7 as Joe Burrow strengthened its Heisman Trophy credentials. The Tigers quarterback completed with 352 passing yards and three touchdowns, which introduced his tally for the season to 4,366 yards and 44 landing passes for the season—a brand new LSU single-season report in each classes.
His whole passing yards within the common season additionally set a brand new SEC report, which had stood since 1998 when Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch threw for 4,275 yards.
Clemson, in the meantime, gained its 27th consecutive recreation and went undefeated within the common season for the second straight yr, thrashing South Carolina 38-3.
If Clemson’s offense continued to hearth on all cylinders, Georgia’s got here to life after a number of dormant weeks, because the Bulldogs buried Georgia Tech 52-7.
Behind the quartet, nonetheless, main adjustments are anticipated on Tuesday, with Alabama set to fall down from No. 5 after dropping 48-45 to Auburn within the Iron Bowl. The loss all however extinguished the Crimson Tide’s hopes of reaching the playoff, whereas Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor stay within the race.
The No. 6 Utes improved to 11-1 with a dominant 45-15 win over Colorado and can tackle No. 14 Oregon within the Pac-12 championship recreation on Friday, whereas No. 7 Oklahoma defeated No. 21 Oklahoma State and can sq. off towards Baylor within the Big 12 title decider after the Bears thrashed Kansas 61-6.
Here’s all you want to know forward of Tuesday.
When are the College Football Playoff rankings introduced?
The fifth College Football Playoff rankings of the season might be launched on Tuesday, December 3.
It’s the most recent weekly replace forward of the College Football Playoff choice present, which is scheduled for December 8.
Tuesday’s present airs at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
A dwell stream of the weekly rankings might be obtainable through ESPN’s web site and the ESPN App.
Who is presently No.1?
As the beneath graphic supplied by Statista exhibits, Ohio State regained prime spot final week, leapfrogging LSU for the primary time in two weeks. The Buckeyes debuted at No.1 within the inaugural CFP rankings of the season however slid down a spot after LSU defeated Alabama on November 9.
Clemson and Georgia remained at No. Three and No. Four respectively, whereas Alabama stayed put at No. 5. The Crimson Tide, nonetheless, is anticipated to fall additional after a 48-45 loss to Auburn within the Iron Bowl spelled the tip of its playoff hopes.
Who is the favourite to win the title?
Ohio State is the bookmakers’ alternative to carry the trophy this yr.
According to BetOnline, the Buckeyes are a 3/2 favourite to win the nationwide title, adopted by Clemson at 9/Four and LSU at 5/2.
Georgia, in the meantime, is a 12/1 shot, adopted by Utah and Oklahoma at 20/1 and 33/1 respectively.