Stability at the top marks the College Football Playoff rankings


If history repeats itself, at least one of those teams will not make the playoffs, so which team will take their place? Atop even all of that, No. 2 Alabama will play a ranked team at Mississippi State (7-2), which held down No. 16 for a second straight week, and No. 8 Wisconsin will welcome Iowa which, at 6-3 after its pulverizing win over Ohio State, debuted on the chart at No. 20. Oklahoma and TCU have a showdown on Saturday, with the Sooners 7-point home favorites for the Big 12 matchup. Oklahoma and TCU are now tied atop the Big 12 standings and both sit at an overall record of 8-1 (5-1 in the Big 12).

Auburn hosts Georgia this Saturday in game that will have an impact on the rankings. Both teams' lone loss came to the hands of Iowa State.

Having quarterback Baker Mayfield back in the fold that was enough to give this team College Football Playoff hopes.

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UCF owns a win over Memphis, but the two could face off in a rematch during the American Athletic Conference title game if both teams sweep the remainder of their games.

Though the Alabama Crimson Tide are nipping at their heels, Georgia remains in the top spot following a solid 24-10 victory over SC on Saturday. And guess what? They play TCU this weekend. Central Florida (8-0), the fifth and final unbeaten team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, again took the top spot among the teams from the second-tier Group of Five, who vie for a valuable New Year's Day bowl bid.

However, that deserves to be overlooked for any undefeated team in one of the premier conferences in college football, especially with the Big 10, who many thought a team such as Ohio State, Penn State or MI would prevail over. They want a national championship.