Computer Rankings: Top 3 Unchanged, Michigan to 4th

November 4, 2018 by CFP Staff

Clemson, Alabama, Notre Dame remain 1, 2, 3 in the latest Congrove Computer Rankings released Sunday morning. But Oklahoma and Michigan swap places, putting the Wolverines in 4th and dropping the Sooners to 5th.

Ohio State and Georgia kept a hold on the 6th and 7th spots.

West Virginia, UCF, Washington State, and Fresno State - in that order - all rose significantly to the Nos. 8-11 spots.

LSU, a 29-0 loser at home to Alabama, fell from 8th to 12th.

Boston College jumped 4 spots to No. 13 on the heels of its win at Virginia Tech, and Utah State soared to No. 14 after running its record to 8-1.

The College Football Playoff Committee will release its second round of rankings on Tuesday night. Last week, the committee's top 4 was Alabama, Clemson , LSU and Notre Dame 4th, with Michigan the first team out. Look for Alabama and Clemson to stay put this week, with the Irish moving up to 3rd and the Wolverines taking 4th.

Clemson, Alabama and Notre Dame are the only three remaining undefeated teams in Power 5 conferences, while UCF is the only unbeaten team in the Group of 5 conferences.

Overall, the computer's top 25 this week is comprised of 6 teams each from the Big Ten and SEC. The ACC, Mountain West and PAC-12 each have 3 members, followed by the Big 12 with just 2. The American and the Independents are each represented by a single team.

The highest-ranked team from Conference USA is Alabama-Birmingham at No. 28. The Blazers' program was resurrected last year after a two-year hiatus that stemmed  from funding issues. The Blazers are 8-1 overall and 6-0 in the conference.

The top team from the MAC is Buffalo at No. 31, while the top Sun Belt team is Appalachian State at No. 45.

View the full Top 130.