College Football Playoff Selection Committee Issues Next-to-Last Rankings of 2023

November 28, 2023 by and Staff

The fifth of six weekly rankings have been released by the College Football Playoff Committee. The final rankings will be released on Selection Sunday, December 3 at Noon eastern time.

The past weekend saw the number of undefeated teams decrease from six to five with Ohio State's loss to Michigan and the Buckeyes paid a hefty price, tumbling four spots from 2nd to 6th. The remaining four unbeatens from 'Autonomy' conferences are ranked 1st through 4th with Georgia leading the way, followed by Michigan, Washington and Florida State. A 1-loss Oregon team is ranked 5th.

Texas is 7th and Alabama 8th.

The fifth undefeated program, Liberty, is ranked 24th behind a 1-loss Tulane at 22nd. That's important because it means the Green Wave remain the highest-ranked team among the "non-Autonomy" conferences which refers to the American, CUSA, MAC, MWC and Sun Belt, as well as 3 of the 4 independents - Army, UConn and UMass. Though Notre Dame is also an independent, it is considered part of the Autonomy conferences (ACC, B1G, Big 12, PAC-12 and SEC).

College Football Playoff Selection Committee Rankings
Games Played through Saturday, November 25

1 Georgia 12-0
2 Michigan 12-0
3 Washington 12-0
4 Florida State 12-0
5 Oregon 11-1
6 Ohio State 11-1
7 Texas 11-1
8 Alabama 11-1
9 Missouri 10-2
10 Penn State 10-2
11 Mississippi 10-2
12 Oklahoma 10-2
13 LSU 9-3
14 Louisville 10-2
15 Arizona 9-3
16 Iowa 10-2
17 Notre Dame 9-3
18 Oklahoma State 9-3
19 NC State 9-3
20 Oregon State 8-4
21 Tennessee 8-4
22 Tulane 11-1
23 Clemson 8-4
24 Liberty 12-0
25 Kansas State 8-4

About the College Football Playoff

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, Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game presented by Prudential. This season's Playoff Semifinals will take place Monday, January 1, 2024, at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Prudential and Allstate Sugar Bowl. The College Football Playoff National Championship will be Monday, January 8, 2024, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.