Let there be movement.
The third edition of the 2017 College Football Playoff rankings was released Tuesday night on ESPN, and Alabama moved up in the weekly rankings after then-No. 1 Georgia lost to Auburn and former No. 3 Notre Dame lost to undefeated Miami this past weekend.
Alabama (10-0, 7-0 SEC) is now the No. 1 team in the CFP top-25, and the top-four teams consisted of the Crimson Tide, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Miami and No. 4 Oklahoma.
Head coach Nick Saban will be none-too-pleased with the latest poll, though.
“I’m glad we’re not No. 1, I can tell you that,” Saban said two weeks ago on his radio show.
“… The poll is basically meaningless because — just think about it this way. If we don’t win the next game, what does it matter what you’re ranked last week? It doesn’t matter at all.”
The Crimson Tide will next host Mercer in its home finale inside Bryant-Denny Stadium before traveling to No. 6 Auburn for a game that will decide the winner of the SEC West.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS, WEEK 12
8. Notre Dame
9. Ohio State
10. Penn State
13. Oklahoma State
14. Washington State
16. Mississippi State
17. Michigan State
19. NC State
25. Boise State
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