The fourth weekly rankings by the College Football Playoff Committee were released Tuesday night and the top four remain unchanged.
No. 5 Tennessee dropped to 10th after the 63-35 loss at South Carolina. which made room for LSU, USC, Alabama and Clemson to each move up one and remain in the same.
Oregon was 6th two weeks ago, but dropped to 12th after losing to Washington and now finds its way back up to No. 9 after beating Utah. The Utes fell 10 to 14.
Oklahoma State and NC State fell out of the top 25 while Texas and Louisville moved in.
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 Cotton, Fiesta, Peach, Orange Bowl, Sugar and Rose. This season's Playoff Semifinals will take place Saturday, December 31, 2022, at the Peach and Fiesta Bowls. The College Football Playoff National Championship will be Monday, January 9, 2023, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA.