The Crimson Tide are no longer in the CFP rankings' top four. Their fate now is in the hands of others, including the selection committee.
2019 ScheduleAll times ET
- Ohio St., Georgia to start home-and-home in '30
- Ohio State leads CFP top four of LSU, Bama, PSU
- Florida-Georgia stays in Jacksonville through '23
- Ex-coach Mark Richt doing OK after heart attack
Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics
Georgia with a Strength of Record (SOR) Rank of 11 has the second worst SOR of any team to be ranked in the top 4 by the CFP committee.
There's no question now: LSU is the class of the SEC after going to Alabama and beating the Crimson Tide.
Here's what the Allstate Playoff Predictor has to say about the CFP chase after 11 weeks of action.
Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics
This week's Allstate Playoff Predictor CFP rankings projection (Pct top 4): 1. Ohio State (99) 2. LSU (99) 3. Clemson (98) 4. Penn State (25) 5. Alabama (4) 6. Oregon (13) 7. Minnesota (25) 8. Baylor (33) 9. Georgia (2) 10. Auburn (1)
There are still many big games left on the schedule, but see how our experts envision the entire bowl season playing out.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Not only is Alabama very much still alive, but it has the fourth-best chance to reach the CFP and win the national championship, according to the Allstate Playoff Predictor.
The Tigers and Buckeyes could be the nation's best two teams, but Clemson showed it also belongs in the mix.
ESPN reporters make their picks for the College Football Playoff after a wild Week 11 schedule.
Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes to George Pickens and No. 6 Georgia posted its third shutout, dominating a Missouri offense missing two of its biggest playmakers in a 27-0 victory Saturday night.
Penn State takes on Minnesota, and LSU faces Alabama in battles of 8-0 squads. But the losers won't necessarily be eliminated from the playoff chase.
The Bulldogs will host the Buckeyes on Sept. 14, 2030, and Georgia will travel to Ohio State for the season opener on Aug. 30, 2031.
Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack kick off the podcast with reactions to the first batch of College Football Playoff rankings and debate whether the Pac-12 teams are properly ranked (7:42). Then, the guys get into Georgia bouncing back against Florida (13:48), Wake Forest's beautiful offense (17:54) and Terrell Lewis as David's Dude of the Week. Next up, Heather Dinich joins the pod from Texas to share her biggest takeaways from the first rankings (31:58), how LSU-Alabama factors into the equation and what Clemson coming in at No. 5 means for the Tigers going forward. Later, Ivan Maisel hops on to discuss why the first ranking resets how we view the college football landscape (41:39), why he doesn't think Florida State is a blue blood, college football turning 150 years old and why the bye week came at a good time for Nick Saban.
Georgia passed a big test, Baylor survived a close call, and Utah and Oregon pulled away in the Pac-12. Here's how the Power 5 conferences stand after Week 10.
Defending national champion Clemson is on the outside looking in at No. 5.