CCR Top 130: Utah Moves Up to 5, Georgia Replaces 'Bama at 4

December 1, 2019 by Staff

Ohio State continues to lead the field in the Congrove Computer Rankings, released Sunday morning. The top 3 - Ohio State, Clemson, LSU - held their positions,  but there was a significant shakeup beyond that.

Georgia took advantage of Alabama's loss to Auburn and replaced the Tide in the number 4 spot. Utah moves up to No. 5 to lead a group of 3 or 4 teams that could still move into the Final 4.

Trailing the 1-loss Utes are a 1-loss Oklahoma team at No. 6 and a 1-loss Baylor squad at No. 8. The Sooners and Bears will face-off in the Big 12 Championship game. Utah faces No. 10 Oregon (10-2) in the PAC-12 title game.

Meanwhile, Ohio State (12-0) will face 9th-ranked Wisconsin (10-2) for the Big Ten Championship, No. 2 Clemson (12-0) will take on Virginia (9-3) for the ACC trophy, and No. 3 LSU (12-0) will battle No. 4 Georgia (11-1) in the SEC heavyweight bout.

Appalachian State is the highest-ranked Group of Five team in the computer rankings, checking in at No. 16 which is 2 spots higher than Memphis and 3 ahead of Boise State. All three of those teams are 11-1 and playing this weekend in their respective conference championship games.

The American Conference has 4 teams among the computer's Top 25 week, all of which are ranked between 18 and 25. The Big Ten continues to lead all conferences with 6 top-25 members, followed by the SEC with 5. The ACC, Big 12, PAC-12 and Sun Belt each have 2, while the Independents and Mountain West have 1 apiece.

Akron (0-12) replaced UMass (1-11) as the best of the worst. The Minutemen held that honor for 11 weeks this season, but the Zips take over after clsoing out a perfect 0-12 campaign with an inspiring 52-3 loss at home to Ohio.

See the complete CCR Top 130.