Loss To LSU Costs Alabama 1 Spot In Computer Rankings

November 10, 2019 by CollegeFootballPoll.com Staff

Anyone looking for a major change in the rankings after Alabama's loss to LSU should take notice that the Tide only dropped one spot - from 4th to 5th - in the Congrove Computer Rankings released at 3:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.

Alabama's loss also didn't hurt the SEC as the Tide was simply replaced by Georgia in the computer's top 4 at No. 4.

Ohio State continues to rule the pack and widened its lead to to 9.42 power points over its closest competitor, LSU. If the Buckeyes played any team today on neutral field, the computer would expect them to win by at least that many points.

Clemson remained 3rd in the rankings.

Penn State didn't lose a lot of ground either with its loss to Minnesota. Heading into that game, the computer had the Nittany Lions ranked 5th and the Golden Gophers 8th. After the game, Penn State is ranked 8th and Minnesota is 7th.

Oregon took advantage of its bye week by climbing one spot to 6th.

Oklahoma, which barely survived a 4th quarter comeback by Iowa State, managed to stay parked at 9th. Idle Utah rounds out the top 10.

The computer's top 25 is dominated by the Big Ten with 7 schools among the top 20, and the SEC with 6 schools among the top 23. The rest of the top 25 is comprised of 3 schools from the American conference, 2 schools each from the Big 12, PAC-12 and ACC, and 1 school apiece from the independents, Mountain West and Sun Belt.

UMass (1-9) overtook idle Akron (0-9) to once again be ranked as the best of the worst for the 9th time this season. Akron had replaced the Minutemen the previous two weeks. The Minutemen were 63-7 losers to a 4-6 Army team.

See the complete CCR Top 130.