Despite the chaotic nature of the 2021 college football season, Week 11 saw very little drama when it comes to the College Football Playoff top four.
Oklahoma became the 22nd team rated in the top 10 to lose this season and, with that, the Sooners – who lost their first game of the season, 27-14, at Baylor – fall out of the CFP talk this -week.
Every other team selected last week ran a trade on Saturday, starting with the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Tennessee Volunteers threatened the Dawgs – for a quarter – but it was yet another comfortable win for Kirby Smart’s team. After trailing 10-7 after one, Georgia rushed 34 straight points to roll to a 41-17 victory and a 10-0 record. The Dawgs take the top spot in every ballot again this season.
Alabama remains on the heels of Georgia after an expected defeat by New Mexico State, 59-3. The Crimson Tide lands on almost every ballot this week and marches to a clash with the Bulldogs in the SEC championship game at the end of the season. A delicate game against Arkansas is expected however next week.
Cincinnati is in seven ballots this week despite currently landing outside the top four of the playoff committee. The Bearcats defeated South Florida, 45-28, on Friday night to move to 10-0 this season.
The playoff picks have been hit hard by Purdue this season, but the Boilermakers can’t play a spoiler every week. Ohio State scored 45 first-half points and ended any thoughts of worry early on. The Buckeyes were elected in nine elections this week.
Oregon were tied at halftime against Washington State but took over in the second half to win 38-17 during Saturday’s late window. The Ducks are in 10 polls this week, climbing to No. 2 twice.
With the Oklahoma loss, the door opened for the Big 12, and Oklahoma State was more than happy to take the place of Sooners during one ballot this week.
Andrea Adelson: 1. Georgia, 2. Cincinnati, 3. Alabama, 4. Oregon
Kyle Bonagura: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Oregon, 4. Ohio State
Bill Connelly: 1. Georgia, 2. Cincinnati, 3. Ohio State, 4. Alabama
Heather Dinich: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Oregon, 4. Ohio State
David M. Hale: 1. Georgia, 2. Cincinnati, 3. Alabama, 4. Oklahoma State
Chris Low: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Oregon, 4. Ohio State
Ryan McGee: 1. Georgia, 2. Oregon, 3. Ohio State, 4. Cincinnati
Adam Rittenberg: 1. Georgia, 2. Oregon, 3. Ohio State, 4. Alabama
Alex Scarborough: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Cincinnati, 4. Oregon
Mark Schlabach: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Oregon, 4. Ohio State
Paolo Uggetti: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Oregon, 4. Cincinnati
Tom VanHaaren: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Ohio State, 4. Oregon
Dave Wilson: 1. Georgia, 2. Ohio State, 3. Cincinnati, 4. Alabama