The first College Football Playoffs rankings of the 2019 season were released last week. Heading into the release of the initial rankings, Ohio State and LSU battled for the top spot.
In the end, the Buckeyes won out, taking the No. 1 spot in the first playoff rankings of the 2019 campaign. However, after a weekend of college football action, there has been a major shake-up in the rankings.
The Tigers have taken control of the playoff race. Two previously undefeated teams found their first losses on the season – Alabama to LSU and Penn State to Minnesota, respectively.
As a result, of those games, the Tigers sit on top and the Gophers vaulted in the rankings from No. 17 to No. 8.
The biggest question for college football fans, though, centered around the Crimson Tide. Where would Nick Saban’s club fall after their first loss of the season?
Alabama comes in at No. 4 of the new rankings.
Here’s the full list:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Notre Dame
- Boise State
- Oklahoma State
- Kansas State
- Appalachian State
Week 11 showed that everything can change in just one weekend of college football. Alabama and Penn State can still make the playoff, but need some help along the way.
Can LSU keep its undefeated season alive and make its first playoff? Will Ohio State continue to dominate its way back to the playoff?
We’ll find out.