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Miami, OU join Bama, Clemson in CFP top four

From ESPN - November 14, 2017

Georgia is out, Miami is in and Oklahoma finally has a seat in the top four as the College Football Playoff rankings were announced Tuesday night.

Alabama takes over at No. 1 after the previous top-ranked team, Georgia, got blown out by Auburn on Saturday. The Tigers are now sitting at No. 6 and are two weeks away from an Iron Bowl clash with the Crimson Tide.

Clemson also benefited from Saturday's shake-ups, as the Tigers went from No. 4 to No. 2, following losses by Georgia and Notre Dame.

After Clemson is the team that knocked off Notre Dame -- Miami. The third-ranked Hurricanes nearly wore out their turnover chain with four takeaways in a 41-8 drubbing of the Fighting Irish on Saturday.

As a result of the loss, Notre Dame tumbled from No. 3 to No. 8 -- one spot behind Georgia -- but the Irish likely have had their hopes of making the CFP dashed.

Rounding out the top four in the CFP rankings are the Sooners, who are 9-1 after a 38-20 win over Big 12 foe TCU on Saturday. The Horned Frogs dropped from sixth to 12th after the loss in Norman. Oklahoma had been holding steady at No. 5 in the CFP rankings, but it finally made the move into the top four.

Wisconsin checks in as the highest ranked Big Ten school at No. 5. The Badgers (9-0) have plowed their way through a weak schedule and might need a top-four team to lose in order to make the jump into a playoff position, even if they win out.

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