Texas sneaks into top 15 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

Carrie Guzman
November 14, 2018

The Irish remain behind both Alabama and Clemson - the top two teams for the third-straight week - with MI rounding out the top four now in the playoff if the season ended today. Notre Dame is coming off an easy 42-13 win over Florida State last Saturday and the Irish have yet to lose a game this season.

Alabama is No. 1 for the 15th time in 28 rankings. Along with Notre Dame, Alabama (1), Clemson (2), and MI (4) are the schools that make up the current bracket for this season's College Football Playoff. This week's rankings mark the first time in the history of the College Football Rankings that the top 10 remained the same in back-to-back weeks.

Clemson has two wins over teams now ranked in the top 25 in No. 12 Syracuse and No. 20 Boston College. Clemson - 10-0 3. As of Tuesday, Las Vegas oddsmakers have Notre Dame favored by 9.5 points over Syracuse in this weekend's matchup. "And you start off by saying they're 9-1, and their only loss is to a Texas team at a neutral site in a very close game". Oklahoma - 9-1 7. The Sooners survived Oklahoma State 48-47 last Saturday, a week after winning 51-46 at Texas Tech.

The model projects that Ohio State will keep rolling this week against a Maryland squad that has lost three of its past four.

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This is the third of the six weekly rankings released by the 13-member selection committee, with the final standings to be revealed on December 2. The Buckeyes have nice road victories against Penn State and Michigan State. Iowa State - 6-3 17.

Two other Pac-12 teams made the cut Tuesday: Washington moved up to No. 18 in the rankings and Utah to No. 19. Boston College - 7-3 21.

Another one of the strong Week 12 college football predictions from the model: Arizona State (+4) pulls off the outright upset at Oregon. Northwestern - 6-4 23.

If the Knights remain undefeated, they are on track to clinch the Access Bowl bid again, but they could face competition from Cincinnati and No. 25 Boise State.

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