Here Are This Week's College Football Playoff Rankings Projections

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee is set to release their third rankings of the season on Tuesday night, and there is sure to be some major shakeups following a weekend full of upsets. #1 Georgia, #3 Notre Dame, and #6 TCU all lost in blowout fashion to #10 Auburn, #7 Miami, and #5 Oklahoma, respectively, giving those three teams major resume-boosting victories. How will those games affect the CFP race?

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Here's how we predict the top 10 of tonight's rankings will look:

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10) Ohio State Buckeyes (8-2)
Yes, it certainly seems like Ohio State is out of the playoff race, but a dominant 48-3 win over Michigan State on Saturday has given them some semblance of life should absolute chaos ensue. If they can beat Michigan on the road in the regular-season finale, they could continue to move up.

9) TCU Horned Frogs (8-2)
TCU was blasted by Oklahoma, yet in the end, it's a road loss to one of the best teams in the country. However, they will need to avenge that loss in the Big 12 title game in order to have any chance of making the final four.

8) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-2)
The Irish were thoroughly beaten by Miami in every phase of the game in a loss that likely ended their playoff hopes given the fact that they don't have a potential conference championship to hang their hat on. That said, losing on the road to an undefeated team won't drop them all that far in the rankings.

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7) Auburn Tigers (8-2)
If any two-loss team is going to make the playoff, it's Auburn. That win over Georgia was a great start - if they can beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl and then Georgia again in the SEC Championship Game, they'll be in.

6) Wisconsin Badgers (10-0)
Wisconsin got their biggest win of the season in an impressive 38-14 win over Iowa, but the Hawkeyes aren't expected to make the top 25 in these rankings. They'll have another chance to boost their resume at home on Saturday against Michigan.

5) Georgia Bulldogs (9-1)
Georgia looked terrible in that 40-17 loss to Auburn - but it is just one loss and they have a non-conference win over Notre Dame on their resume. They'll be in if they beat either Auburn or Alabama in the SEC title game.

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4) Oklahoma Sooners (9-1)
There's a chance that Oklahoma could leapfrog Clemson following that win over TCU, but they'll definitely move into the top four. Their offense is looking like the best unit in the sport.

3) Clemson Tigers (9-1)
Clemson survived Florida State's upset bid, pulling away late in the fourth quarter. Their resume is strong enough that as long as they keep winning, they'll be in the playoff no matter what.

2) Miami Hurricanes (9-0)
Expect Miami to jump Clemson in this week's rankings because of their undefeated record. That record carries more weight now with back-to-back wins over Virginia Tech and Notre Dame. Whoever wins the ACC Championship Game between Miami and Clemson will earn a playoff bid.

1) Alabama Crimson Tide (10-0)
Alabama struggled against Mississippi State on Saturday, but they still got the win. Just getting that victory, coupled with UGA's loss, pushes them to No. 1.

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