Alabama No. 1 in latest College Football Playoff rankings; Notre Dame drops to 8

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson up to No. 2 and Miami and Oklahoma joining the top four for the first time.

Wisconsin was fifth and Auburn was up to sixth in the rankings released Tuesday.

The Crimson Tide had been second behind Georgia in the first two selection committee rankings, but the Bulldogs and previously No. 3 Notre Dame were beaten last weekend, opening up the top for changes.

Clemson moved up from fourth and unbeaten Miami jumped from seventh to third, giving the Atlantic Coast Conference two top four teams. Oklahoma moved up one spot.

Unbeaten Wisconsin moved up from eighth and is the highest-ranked Big Ten team. Auburn is the highest-ranked team with two losses.

Georgia is seventh and Notre Dame is eighth.

Ohio State is back in the top 10 after an impressive victory against Michigan State, and Penn State is 10th. Southern California at 11th is the highest ranked Pac-12 team.

UCF climbed to No. 15, making the undefeated Knights the highest-ranked team from a Group of Five conference. The highest-ranked conference champion from outside the Power Five is guaranteed a spot in the New Year’s Six bowls.

Full College Football Playoff rankings:

No. 1 Alabama

No. 2 Clemson

No. 3 Miami

No. 4 Oklahoma

No. 5 Wisconsin

No. 6 Auburn

No. 7 Georgia

No. 8 Notre Dame

No. 9 Ohio State

No. 10 Penn State

No. 11 USC

No. 12 TCU

No. 13 Oklahoma State

No. 14 Washington State

No. 15 UCF

No. 16 Mississippi State

No. 17 Michigan State

No. 18 Washington

No. 19 NC State

No. 20 LSU

No. 21 Memphis

No. 22 Stanford

No. 23 Northwestern

No. 24 Michigan

No. 25 Boise State

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