SportsPulse: Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg split the College Football Playoff ranking before the weekend of the conference championships and if the committee was successful, placing Oklahoma over Ohio State.

For the first time in three weeks, there was a change in the top four in the playoff standings.

As expected Tuesday, the committee beat Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame in the top three spots since Nov. 7.

The big adjustment this week is the fall of Michigan from fourth place after the Wolverines' defeat by Ohio State.

Georgia was the beneficiary at the moment, as it was moving to No. 4. There is a problem for the Bulldogs. They must play against Alabama in the SEC title game, putting them in a win-win situation on Saturday.

If, as might be expected, Georgia loses the door is open for No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 6 of the State of Ohio.

The Sooners will meet Texas No. 14 at the Big 12 championship game. It is the opportunity for them to avenge their only loss of the season. The Buckeyes meet No. 21 North West in the Big Ten Championship match.

Whichever team qualifies the best in the final on Saturday, it is the team that will have the best place in the final standings if the scenario is held.

No. 7 Michigan and 8 Central Florida are right behind the contenders. The Knights have won 23 straight games, but lost quarterback McKenzie Milton to a serious injury to the leg. The UCF will face Memphis at the US track and field championship match

Florida and LSU complete the top 10.

The top four teams in the final standings of December 2nd will play in the semifinals. Both games will be held at Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl on December 29th. The championship game will be held on January 7 in Santa Clara, California at Levi's Stadium.

College football playoffs top 25

1. Alabama (12-0)
2. Clemson (12-0)
3. Our Lady (12-0)
4. Georgia (11-1)
5. Oklahoma (11-1)
6. State of Ohio (11-1)
7. Michigan (10-2)
8. Central Florida (11-0)
9. Florida (9-3)
10. LSU (9-3)
11. Washington (9-3)
12. Penn State (9-3)
13. Washington State (10-2)
14. Texas (9-3)
15. Kentucky (9-3)
16. West Virginia (8-3)
17. Utah (9-3)
18. State of Mississippi (8-4)
19. Texas A & M (8-4)
20. Syracuse (9-3)
21. Northwest (8-4)
22. State of Boise (10-2)
23. State of Iowa (7-4)
24. Missouri (8-4)
25. Fresno State (10-2)

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