Georgia was the new No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff Tuesday night, followed by Ohio State, Michigan and TCU.
The Bulldogs’ rise from third place was no surprise after their dominant win against previously top-ranked Tennessee on Saturday.
Clemson, which was No. 4 in the selection committee’s first ranking last week, also lost, opening the way for changes in the top four.
Ohio State stayed at two. The Buckeyes’ Big Ten rival, Michigan, went from five to three. TCU jumped three spots to No. 4, putting the nation’s four undefeated teams atop the rankings.
Tennessee dropped to No. 5, followed by Oregon of the Pac-12 and LSU, which jumped three spots to seventh after the Tigers knocked off Alabama.
Clemson fell to 10th and Alabama dropped from sixth to ninth after its second loss of the season.
This is the first time since the College Football Playoff rankings began in 2014 that neither Clemson nor Alabama has been ranked in the top six.
There has never been a College Football Playoff without the Tigers and Crimson Tide, who combined to win five of eight CFP championships.
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