University of Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens (the chairman of the CFP committee) and the rest of the committee has voted on the second edition of the top 25 playoff rankings. Where did everyone end up this week?
Oregon moves up a spot to sixth after being ranked seventh in the initial poll last week.
The top ten:
2. Ohio State
9. Penn State
The LSU vs Alabama game last weekend had huge implications as LSU is nearly assured of winning the SEC West and the loss knocked down Alabama to fifth, which is one spot lower than many had expected. One loss Georgia jumps up two spots after handling Missouri. Ohio State defeated a rather ho hum opponent while LSU gets the top spot due to strength of schedule.
Clemson jumps up two spots as well for being unbeaten against a rather soft schedule. Penn State drops a massive five spots after losing to now eighth ranked Minnesota in a blowout fashion. Oklahoma was punished for having to rely on a failed two point conversion to beat an unranked Iowa State.
The biggest jump up was Minnesota, who was previously ranked 17th before dominating Penn State last Saturday afternoon.
12th ranked Auburn has the biggest role to play in the playoff chase as they host Georgia on Saturday (12:30 PT CBS) and still has the Iron Bowl in two weeks. 10th ranked Oklahoma travels to 13th ranked Baylor this Saturday (3:30 PT ABC).
Both Oregon and Utah have a chance to meet in the Pac-12 conference championship game as top ten teams if they continue to hold serve. The winner of that game will likely get the Rose Bowl invite barring some chaos in the top five.