On Tuesday night, the second College Football Playoff rankings of the 2019 season were released.
After an active weekend of college football action, there was plenty of turnover within the rankings. Two top-four teams dropped from the rankings after losing their first games of the season.
Penn State and Alabama dropped outside the top four after losing to Minnesota and LSU respectively. Clemson and Georgia benefitted from the fall of the Nittany Lions and Crimson Tide.
The Tigers came in at No. 3, while the Bulldogs now hold the No. 4 spot.
After the rankings were released, playoff committee chairman Rob Mullens addressed why Georgia is ahead of Alabama in the latest rankings.
“The committee spent a lot of time comparing Georgia and Alabama (for No. 4). In the end, Georgia’s two wins over top 25 teams gave them the edge,” Mullens said.
Rob Mullens: "The committee spent a lot of time comparing Georgia and Alabama (for No. 4). In the end, Georgia’s two wins over top 25 teams gave them the edge."
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 13, 2019
The fall to No. 5 isn’t great for the Crimson Tide. Alabama needs some help to make it back into the playoff discussion after losing its first game of the season.
Nick Saban and company don’t have many quality wins on the season, though that could change if Auburn takes down Georgia this weekend and Alabama beats the Tigers in the last game of the regular season.
Stay tuned for the latest.