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CFB Insider: Major Changes "Coming" To The College Football Playoff

Ohio State football's Urban Meyer, Ezekiel Elliott, and the College Football Playoff trophy.

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Oregon Ducks 42 to 20 in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

On Tuesday the penultimate College Football Playoff rankings for 2018 were released. As teams head into Championship Weekend, several teams need a little help to make it into the playoff this season.

Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame held their top spots, while Michigan fell to No. 7 after a devastating loss to Ohio State this weekend. That opened the door for Georgia to creep into the playoff at the No. 4 spot.

The playoff, if played today, would be Alabama vs. Georgia and Notre Dame vs. Clemson. Several teams are in play for a spot, including Oklahoma and Ohio State.

With the intense debate about who belongs in the playoff each year, the conversation eventually leads to expanding the playoff from four teams. College football insider Joel Klatt suggests expansion is inevitable.

An expanded playoff has been thrown around since the controversy surrounding TCU and Baylor in the very first College Football Playoff.