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Nov 11, 2017; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn celebrates after a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs during the third quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

CFP Rankings: Three SEC Teams Remain Near the Top

Following previously-ranked No. 1 Georgia’s loss to Auburn and undefeated Miami’s dominating victory over former No. 3 Notre Dame, shakeup at the top of the College Football Playoff rankings was sure to come. With the release of the rankings’ newest edition on Tuesday night, two new teams have emerged in the top four, including three SEC teams in the top seven.

Top Ten

Nov 11, 2017; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson (21) scores a touchdown during the NCAA football game against Georgia. Mandatory Credit: Albert Cesare/Montgomery Advertiser via USA TODAY Sports
  1. Alabama (10-0)
  2. Clemson (9-1)
  3. Miami (9-0)
  4. Oklahoma (9-1)
  5. Wisconsin (10-0)
  6. Auburn (8-2)
  7. Georgia (9-1)
  8. Notre Dame (8-2)
  9. Ohio State (8-2)
  10. Penn State (8-2)

SEC Implications

Following a close 31-24 victory at Mississippi State on Saturday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide regain a familiar No. 1 spot. Led by sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts, Alabama’s offense has been difficult to stop. The tide have surpassed 30 points in seven of their ten games, including 474.10 yards per game. With two weeks remaining in the regular season, including a matchup with No. 6 Auburn, the Tide control their own destiny heading down the final stretch.

Nov 4, 2017; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) warms up before their game against the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

 

Meanwhile the Georgia Bulldogs dropped to No. 7 following their 40-17 loss at Auburn. While down, the Bulldogs will have the opportunity to bounce back this weekend. Georgia will host Kentucky (7-3) on Saturday afternoon, with a chance to defeat every SEC East division opponent in 2017.

Oct 28, 2017; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb (27) runs with the ball against the Florida Gators during the first quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia has already clinched their spot in the SEC Championship game following their Week 10 victory over South Carolina. With an opportunity to face an undefeated Alabama, or a rematch with Auburn, the Bulldogs will remain in contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Week 11 Broadcast Information

  • Mercer at No. 1 Alabama (Noon EST, SEC Network)
  • Louisiana Monroe at No. 6 Auburn (Noon EST, ESPN2)
  • Kentucky at No. 7 Georgia (3:30 p.m. EST, CBS)

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