College Football Playoff rankings: Alabama leads Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson

The top four of this week's College Football Playoff rankings look a lot like last week's rankings.

Like the previous three weeks, Alabama is again No. 1. Ohio State remains second followed by Michigan and Clemson.

Washington rounds out the top five after moving up one spot.

The biggest loser in this week's ranking is Louisville. The Cardinals dropped six spots to No. 11 after their loss to Houston which likely ended their playoff hopes.

Ohio State and Michigan give the Big Ten two teams in the top four. That will change next week with the Buckeyes and Wolverines set to face off in Columbus. That could open the door for Washington or maybe No. 6 Wisconsin to move into the projected field.

In the race for the Group of Five bowl, Boise State is two spots ahead of Western Michigan. However, the Broncos must be a conference champion to be selected. They need Wyoming to lose at New Mexico to play in the Mountain West championship game.

The top four teams in final ranking of the committee on Dec. 3 will play in the College Football Playoff. The semifinals will take place on Dec. 31 at the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. The championship game will be held on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla.

This week's Top 25:

1. Alabama (11-0)

2. Ohio State (10-1)

3. Clemson (10-1)

4. Michigan (10-1)

5. Washington (9-1)

6. Wisconsin (9-2)

7. Penn State (9-2)

8. Oklahoma (9-2)

9. Colorado (9-2)

10. Oklahoma State (9-2)

11. Louisville (9-2)

12. Southern California (8-3)

13. Auburn (8-3)

14. Florida State (8-3)

15. Florida (8-2)

16. Nebraska (9-2)

17. Tennessee (8-3)

18, West Virginia (8-2)

19. Boise State (10-1)

20. Houston (9-2)

21. Western Michigan (11-0)

22. Utah (8-3)

23. Washington State (8-3)

24. Stanford (8-3)

25. Navy (8-2)


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