Fresh off its victory in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, LSU finds itself atop this week’s edition of the College Football Playoff rankings, while No. 4 Georgia edged No. 5 Alabama to break into the top four. The Crimson Tide are outside the top four for only the fifth time in the CFP era (since 2014). No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson, both coming off dominant victories to remain unbeaten, round out the top four.
No. 6 Oregon and No. 7 Utah both moved up one spot from last week’s initial rankings, and Minnesota‘s victory over Penn State vaulted the Golden Gophers nine spots to No. 8. It’s the largest jump into the top 10 in the CFP era and the second-biggest week-to-week jump in CFP rankings history.