The biggest movement in the College Football Playoff rankings happened outside the top four.
Georgia remained No. 5, followed by Oklahoma at sixth. While the Knights still have no real shot at making the four-team playoff given the number of teams ahead of them, simply moving ahead of Ohio State is a big step for those who believe that UCF has been disrespected compared to brand-name programs like Ohio State. Rivalry week has a history of major upsets that throw the College Football Playoff rankings into chaos but the only big change will come if Ohio State upsets MI. Only Clemson (6) has won more. There is no normal scenario where a two-loss Oklahoma makes the playoff. The Tigers beat Georgia and have losses to No. 1 Alabama and No. 11 Florida. West Virginia dropped to No. 13 behind Florida and Penn State after losing to Oklahoma State. Be sure to keep tabs on these games in the early afternoon and into the evening on Saturday because, even though they may not be highly ranked or playing for a conference championship, all of these teams will be putting it all on the line this weekend.
After Saturday, Notre Dame has no more scheduled games. Would the committee hold a loss against either team, particularly with Georgia's sole defeat to this point having come on the road at No. 7 LSU (9-2)?
"We spent considerable time talking about UCF and Ohio State", committee chair Rob Mullens told ESPN on Tuesday night. Kentucky 16. Washington 17. On Thanksgiving Day, Air Force hosts Colorado State, while Ole Miss looks to upset rival Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. Clemson faces No. 24 Pittsburgh (7-4) for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship up the road in Charlotte, North Carolina.