The College Football Playoff Committee released a new set of rankings Tuesday night, and surprised many by jumping Ohio State over LSU into the top spot. Clemson, Georgia and Alabama stayed in positions 3-through-5.
Oregon plummeted from 6 to 14 as a result of its loss to Arizona State, allowing fellow PAC-12 member Utah to take the Ducks old spot.
Oklahoma was elevated to 7th, followed by Minnesota, Baylor and Penn State to round out the top ten.
Memphis, Cincinnati and Boise State stayed at 18, 19 and 20, giving the Tigers the post position In the race among Group of Five teams for the guaranteed New Year's Six bowl bid to the Cotton Bowl.
The committee removed SMU from the rankings and replaced the Mustangs with Virginia Tech at No. 24.
Here are the complete Selection Committee Rankings:
The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 ranked team vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. This season's Playoff Semifinals will take place Saturday, December 28, 2019, at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The College Football Playoff National Championship will be Monday, January 13, 2020, at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.