Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, November 17, 2015

The third College Football Playoff rankings will be released Tuesday night. And, don?t expect any changes at the top.

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Last week, the top four looked like this:

  • No. 1 Clemson
  • No. 2 Alabama
  • No. 3 Ohio State
  • No. 4 Notre Dame

See last week's full poll.

Each school took care of business on Saturday, with Clemson beating Syracuse, 37-27, on the road, Alabama whipping Mississippi State, 31-6, in Starkville, Ohio State stuffing Illinois, 28-3, in Champaign, and Notre Dame dumping Wake Forest, 28-7, in South Bend.

Iowa was No. 5 last week and should be again this week after topping Minnesota, 40-35, in Iowa City. No. 6 Baylor (Oklahoma) and No. 7 Stanford (Oregon) both got beat at home. Watch them sink in the rankings. With a 44-34 victory at Baylor, I think the 9-1 Sooners should jump from No. 12 to No. 6-past a 10-0 Oklahoma State team that was No. 8 last week but barely survived a game at Iowa State, 35-31.

LSU (lost 31-14 to Arkansas at home) and Utah (lost 37-30 at Arizona in double OT) will fall after ranking Nos. 9 and 10, respectively, last week.

My top 10
1. Clemson 10-0
2. Alabama 9-1
3. Ohio State 10-0
4. Notre Dame 9-1
5. Iowa 10-0
6. Oklahoma 9-1
7. Oklahoma State 10-0
8. Florida 9-1
9. Michigan State 9-1
10. Michigan 8-2

Here are the games to watch this week that figure to have the most impact on the CFP rankings:

  • Michigan State at Ohio State
  • Michigan at Penn State
  • Baylor at Oklahoma State
  • TCU at Oklahoma


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