The second edition of this season's College Football Playoff Top 25 was unveiled Tuesday with few significant changes from last week's initial list.
The top seven remained unchanged, as Alabama slotted in at No. 1 for the second straight week. The Crimson Tide are followed by Notre Dame, Clemson, and Ohio State. The Buckeyes kept a spot in the top four despite not playing against Illinois on Saturday due to COVID-19 concerns.
Texas A&M and Florida rounded out the top six after earning trouble-less wins Saturday. The Aggies defeated LSU in their first game since Nov. 7, while the Gators rolled past Kentucky. Led by quarterback Kyle Trask, Florida now has five consecutive wins.
The committee considered moving the Aggies up to No. 4, but the Buckeyes' offensive firepower secured the spot, said CFP chair Gary Barta, according to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated.
"There is a discrepancy sometimes between a team that plays eight or nine games and a team that's played three or four games, and frankly that's a problem," Barta added, per Bryan Fischer of Athlon Sports.
Cincinnati - the highest-ranked Group of 5 team - kept the seventh ranking, while BYU moved up one spot to No. 13. The Cougars were disappointed with their ranking last week after posting a 9-0 record.
Iowa State became the best Big 12 team on the rankings at No. 9, four spots better than last week. The Cyclones, on a four-game winning streak, booked their tickets to the Big 12 championship game after beating Texas on Friday.
At No. 20, USC is the best Pac-12 representative on the list.
Here's how the rest of the rankings shake out: