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LSU enters top 5 in Week 13’s College Football Playoff rankings

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LSU entered the top five in Week 13’s College Football Playoff rankings, with defending national champion Georgia holding on to the top spot.

No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 TCU rounded out the top four, meaning the first four remained the same. Before we analyze the new CFP top 25, here’s the list of the new rankings:

College Football Playoff rankings: Top 25 for Week 13

Rank School Record Previous
1 Georgia 11-0 1
2 Ohio State 11-0 2
3 Michigan 11-0 3
4 TCU 11-0 4
5 LSU 9-2 6
6 Southern California 10-1 7
7 Alabama 9-2 8
8 Clemson 10-1 9
9 Oregon 9-2 12
10 Tennessee 9-2 5
11 Penn State 9-2 11
12 Kansas State 8-3 15
13 Washington 9-2 17
14 Utah 8-3 10
15 Notre Dame 8-3 18
16 Florida State 8-3 19
17 North Carolina 9-2 13
18 UCLA 8-3 16
19 Tulane 9-2 21
20 Ole Miss 8-3 14
21 Oregon State 8-3 23
22 UCF 8-3 20
23 Texas 7-4 NR
24 Cincinnati 9-2 25
25 Louisville 7-4 NR

Here’s what the semifinals would look like

If things hold, here’s how the CFP semifinals would look:

  • No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 4 TCU
  • No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Michigan

All four teams are undefeated, but a lot can change with one regular season week remaining and conference championships before the final top 25 — for one, Ohio State and Michigan are set to meet this Saturday.

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