Alabama still No. 1, but FSU drops to fourth in CFP rankings

Jameis Winston and undefeated Florida State want some respect from the CFP committee. (AP photo)

Jameis Winston and undefeated Florida State want some respect from the CFP committee. (AP photo)

Alabama is still No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night, but undefeated Florida State, which has won 28 consecutive games, fell from No. 3 to fourth after a sloppy win over Florida.

TCU (10-1) jumped the Seminoles (12-0) after knocking off Texas 48-10. They finish the regular season against Iowa State (2-9) on Saturday.

Oregon (11-1) is second heading into the Pac-12 Championship game against Arizona.

Ohio State (11-1) is fifth and Baylor (10-1), which defeated TCU earlier this season, is sixth.

“Several factors came into play as the committee compiled its rankings this week and as we always do, we started with a clean sheet of paper,” selection chairman Jeff Long said in a release. “That means we start from scratch each week and evaluate small groups of teams against one another and create the rankings through seven rounds of voting. The committee is a group of college football experts whose task each week is to take a fresh look at the rankings 1-25.”

Georgia Tech (10-2), which will play FSU for the ACC championship on Saturday, moved from No. 16 to 11th after its win over Georgia.

The Bulldogs (9-3) fell from No. 9 to 14th.

The final rankings and semifinal pairings will be announced Sunday.

This week’s rankings:

1. Alabama

2. Oregon

3. TCU

4. Florida State

5. Ohio State
6. Baylor

7. Arizona
8. Michigan State
9. Kansas State
10. Mississippi State

11. Georgia Tech
12. Mississippi
13. Wisconsin
14. Georgia
15. UCLA

16. Missouri
17. Arizona State
18. Clemson
19. Auburn
20. Oklahoma

21. Louisville
22. Boise State
23. Utah
24. LSU
25. Southern California


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