Alabama climbs to No. 1 in College Football Playoff rankings

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

1. Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Miami

4. Oklahoma

5. Wisconsin

6. Auburn

7. Georgia

8. Notre Dame

9. Ohio State

10. Penn State

11. USC

12. TCU

13. Oklahoma State

14. Washington State

15. UCF

16. Mississippi State

17. Michigan State

18. Washington

19. NC State

20. LSU 

21. Memphis

22. Stanford

23. Northwestern

24. Michigan

25. Boise State

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