College Football Playoff Rankings: Tennessee Is Biggest Mover

Thanksgiving is almost here, meaning we’re getting closer to the College Football Playoff and bowl season. 

The CFP committee released its fourth set of rankings Tuesday, and while the top four unsurprisingly stayed unchanged, there were plenty of shakeups in the other 21 slots. Week 12 saw a few scares, such as Michigan barely surviving Illinois, TCU edging past Baylor in thrilling fashion and USC squeaking past crosstown rival UCLA. 

However, there were plenty of upsets. Unranked South Carolina routed Tennessee, Arkansas smacked Ole Miss, and Oklahoma won the Bedlam rivalry over Oklahoma State.

Tennessee and Ole Miss were the biggest movers in this week’s rankings. The Vols dropped five spots, and the Rebels slid six positions. While much debate ensued regarding two-loss LSU again checking in ahead of one-loss USC, at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, CFP chair Boo Corrigan said the committee favored LSU’s best wins and strength of schedule more than USC’s victories.

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