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Sport Ohio St jumps LSU to No. 1 in CFP rankings with 2 weeks left

02:40  27 november  2019
02:40  27 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Ohio State jumped LSU to No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings with two weeks left to go before selection Sunday.

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, center, runs for a first down against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)© Provided by Associated Press Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, center, runs for a first down against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

LSU slipped to second Tuesday night and Clemson remained No. 3 while Georgia held on at four. If playoff history holds form, three of those top four teams will reach the semifinals.

Alabama remained No. 5 in the selection committee’s third rankings, with Utah moving up a spot to No. 6. The Utes are the only Pac-12 team in the top 10 after Oregon dropped eight spots to 14th.

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Ohio State leaped LSU as the No . 1 team in this week's edition of the College Football Playoff rankings after downing Penn State on Saturday. The Buckeyes return to the top spot, where they debuted in the season's first edition of the CFP rankings before dropping to No . 2 the last two weeks .

Ohio State , which entered the game ranked No . 1 in the country in scoring margin at 41.7 points per game, won by 11 points on Saturday -- its smallest But there are two main reasons the Utes were behind Oregon in the first three CFP rankings : their loss to USC, and a nonconference schedule that

Oklahoma is seventh followed by Minnesota, Baylor and Penn State.

In each of the first five years of the playoff, three of the top four teams in the rankings heading into rivalry weekend reached the semifinals, including the No. 1 team every time.

LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22) runs for a touchdown against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)© Provided by Associated Press LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22) runs for a touchdown against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

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Ohio State stays No. 1, while Utah leads Oklahoma in College Football Playoff rankings .
Ohio State continued is hold on the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff ahead of LSU. Utah leads Oklahoma for the critical No. 5 position.There was change below the top four, however. Utah moves up one place to fifth with Alabama's loss to Auburn. The Utes are followed closely by Oklahoma and Baylor. Wisconsin, Florida and Penn State round out the top 10.

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