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CFP Rankings: Ohio State falls 4 spots after loss to Michigan

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Michigan jumped one spot to No. 2 behind Georgia in Tuesday's edition of the College Football Playoff rankings after claiming a statement win over Ohio State.

This week's top four also features Washington and Florida State. The Seminoles were ranked outside the top four last week but returned to the main group after erasing a 12-point first-half deficit to defeat Florida in their first game without injured quarterback Jordan Travis. They'll win the ACC with a victory over Louisville on Saturday.

"Different team, right?" CFP chairman Boo Corrigan said of Florida State on Tuesday, according to Bryan Fischer of Fox Sports. "It's a different team without Jordan Travis, a difference-maker. ... It's more than just one player, but they're a different team without Jordan Travis."

Meanwhile, Georgia took down Georgia Tech 31-23 despite playing without multiple key pass-catchers, including star tight end Brock Bowers. The reigning back-to-back national champs head into their SEC title matchup versus Alabama on a 29-game winning streak.

Rank Team Record
1 Georgia 12-0
2 Michigan 12-0
3 Washington 12-0
4 Florida State 12-0

Oregon and Ohio State round out the top six. Led by Bo Nix, the Ducks blew out Oregon State on Friday and will now meet the Huskies in the Pac-12 title game with major playoff implications. Washington edged Oregon earlier this season.

"Oregon has continued to dominate," Corrigan said, according to ESPN's Andrea Adelson. "With the season that Bo Nix is having, they have continued to impress with both the offense and the defense."

Ohio State entered the weekend at No. 2 but fell four spots after suffering its third straight loss to Michigan. The Buckeyes are the only top-six team that won't play in the conference title games next weekend, as Michigan will face Iowa for the Big Ten championship. Ryan Day's outfit has only a 9% chance of making the playoffs, according to ESPN.

Rank Team Record
5 Oregon 11-1
6 Ohio State 11-1

Texas and Alabama kept their spots at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively. The Longhorns humiliated Texas Tech 57-7, while Alabama pulled off a miraculous victory over Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Texas - which beat Alabama on the road earlier this season - will face No. 18 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 title game on Saturday.

Tulane - which jumped one spot this week - remains the top-ranked Group of 5 team at No. 22. Liberty comes next at No. 24 as one of only five 12-0 schools left.

Rank Team Record
7 Texas 11-1
8 Alabama 11-1
9 Missouri 10-2
10 Penn State 10-2
11 Ole Miss 10-2
12 Oklahoma 10-2
13 LSU 9-3
14 Louisville 10-2
15 Arizona 9-3
16 Iowa 10-2
17 Notre Dame 9-3
18 Oklahoma State 9-3
19 NC State 9-3
20 Oregon State 8-4
21 Tennessee 8-4
22 Tulane 11-1
23 Clemson 8-4
24 Liberty 12-0
25 Kansas State 8-4

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