College Football Playoff: Georgia not ranked No. 1 in committee’s first top 25 of the season

The first College Football Playoff rankings of the season are out and Georgia isn’t at the top of the list.

The playoff committee ranked the defending champions as the No. 3 team in the country on Tuesday night.

The top six teams were: No. 1 Tennessee (8-0), No. 2 Ohio State (8-0), No. 3 Georgia (8-0), No. 4 Clemson (8-0), No. 5 Michigan (8-0) and No. 6 Alabama (7-1).

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Georgia will host Tennessee in the battle of the unbeatens at Sanford Stadium on Saturday.

The Associated Press poll this week had the Bulldogs as No. 1 and Volunteers as No. 2, which makes it the first AP No. 1 vs No. 2 game held in Athens. The winner will take sole possession of first in the SEC East.

Watch Bulldogs Game Day THIS SATURDAY at 11 a.m. as Channel 2 prepares you for UGA’s toughest test of the season.

Tuesday night is the first of six top 25 lists that the committee will put together.

The final rankings for the playoff field of four will be revealed on Dec. 4 the day after the conference championships.


  1. Tennessee

  2. Ohio State

  3. Georgia

  4. Clemson

  5. Michigan

  6. Alabama

  7. TCU

  8. Oregon

  9. USC

  10. LSU

  11. Ole Miss

  12. UCLA

  13. Kansas State

  14. Utah

  15. Penn State

  16. Illinois

  17. North Carolina

  18. Oklahoma State

  19. Tulane

  20. Syracuse

  21. Wake Forest

  22. NC State

  23. Oregon State

  24. Texas

  25. UCF

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