Florida remained at No. 11 in the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night.
The Gators (9-2) remained at No. 11 for the third consecutive week despite Penn State’s loss to Ohio State this past Saturday. PSU (9-2) was No. 8 last week.
Ohio State jumped LSU to No. 1 with two weeks left to go before selection Sunday.
LSU slipped to second and Clemson remained No. 3 while Georgia held on at four. If playoff history holds form, three of those top four teams will reach the semifinals.
Alabama remained No. 5 in the selection committee’s third rankings, with Utah moving up a spot to No. 6. The Utes are the only Pac-12 team in the top 10 after Oregon dropped eight spots to 14th.
Oklahoma is seventh followed by Minnesota, Baylor and Penn State.
In each of the first five years of the playoff, three of the top four teams in the rankings heading into rivalry weekend reached the semifinals, including the No. 1 team every time.
|1. Ohio St.||11-0|
|10. Penn St.||9-2|
|16. Notre Dame||9-2|
|20. Boise St.||10-1|
|21. Oklahoma St.||8-3|
|22. Southern Cal||8-4|
|23. Iowa St.||7-4|
|24. Virginia Tech||8-3|
|25. Appalachian St.||10-1|
The playoff semifinals match the No. 1 seed vs. the No. 4 seed, and No. 2 will face No. 3. The semifinals will be hosted at the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 28. The championship game will be played on Jan. 13, 2020 at New Orleans.