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College Football Playoff top 7 unchanged, Mississippi State is ranked 25th

Georgia, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State claim the top four spots.

NCAA Football: Georgia at Tennessee Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

The top seven teams remained unchanged in the College Football Playoff’s third rankings of 2021 season, which were released on Tuesday.

Georgia, Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Michigan and Michigan State all won this past weekend, so there was no change in the selection committee’s top seven.

Oklahoma was the only top-10 team to lose this past weekend as the Sooners lost 27-14 to No. 11 Baylor. The Sooners fell to No. 13, while Notre Dame and Oklahoma State each moved up one spot to No. 8 and No. 9, respectively. No. 10 Wake Forest rounds out the top 10.

Mississippi State had a huge 43-34 come-from-behind win over then-No. 17 Auburn on Saturday that saw the Bulldogs erase a 25-point deficit. The Bulldogs were rewarded with the No. 25 ranking, while the Tigers have fallen out of the rankings.

In the seven-year history of the College Football Playoff, no team has come from farther back than ninth to reach the final four with two rankings remaining before selection Sunday.

College Football Playoff Rankings

1. Georgia (10-0)

2. Alabama (9-1)

3. Oregon (9-1)

4. Ohio State (9-1)

5. Cincinnati (10-0)

6. Michigan (9-1)

7. Michigan State (9-1)

8. Notre Dame (9-1)

9. Oklahoma State (9-1)

10. Wake Forest (9-1)

11. Baylor (8-2)

12. Ole Miss (8-2)

13. Oklahoma (9-1)

14. Brigham Young (8-2)

15. Wisconsin (7-3)

16. Texas A&M (7-3)

17. Iowa (8-2)

18. Pittsburgh (8-2)

19. San Diego State (9-1)

20. North Carolina State (7-3)

21. Arkansas (7-3)

22. UTSA (10-0)

23. Utah (7-3)

24. Houston (9-1)

25. Mississippi State (6-4)