Nittany Lions Jump 6 Spots in New College Football Playoff Rankings

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The Irish remain No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings following a 42-13 win over Florida State. USA TODAY Sports

The Sooners (9-1) sit behind Alabama (10-0), Clemson (10-0), Notre Dame (10-0), MI (9-1) and Georgia (9-1).

Four ESPN reporters have made a decision to pick No. 12 Syracuse to upset No. 3 Notre Dame in NY, as the game is being played at Yankee Stadium. The committee showed even more respect to the Group of 5 this week by including Mountain West teams Utah State and Boise State at No. 23 and No. 25, respectively.

The Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual is a contract bowl and historically guarantees the Big Ten champ against the Pac-12 champ.

In Ohio State's case, the body-of-work argument was strong enough to overcome being bumped from the Big Ten title chase by Penn State, a team the Buckeyes had lost to in a close game at Happy Valley. LSU 8. Washington State 9.

Alabama is No. 1 for the 15th time in 28 rankings. The Bulldogs would play No. 6 Oklahoma, the projected Big 12 champion in these rankings. However, Georgia still controls its own fate as it will face Alabama in the SEC Championship Game on December 1 in Atlanta.

In the four-year history of the College Football Playoff, the four teams at the top of the rankings after three weeks have never all made it to the semifinals.

Alabama will host The Citadel on Saturday at 11 a.m. CT.

To get a better scope of this matchup, we sat down with "Slap the Sign" who is our FanSided sister network covering all things Notre Dame. West Virginia 10. Ohio State 11.

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