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College Football Playoff Rankings Released, Set Up Pac-12 Title Battle

Nov 29, 2022, 5:16 PM
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A general view of the PAC-12 logo at midfield before the PAC-12 Football Championship football game between the Oregon Ducks and the Utah Utes at Allegiant Stadium on December 03, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY- The latest CFP rankings have been released further setting up an epic battle between Utah and USC for the Pac-12 Title in Las Vegas. The Trojans come in at No. 4 and the Utes slide in at No. 11 putting a lot at stake for both teams.

USC has CFP ambitions and it’s well within their grasp, but Utah has been determined to repeat at Pac-12 Champions and go to the storied Rose Bowl for a second year in a row. The latest College Football Rankings set up both teams to reach their dreams but only one will come out victorious.

A Strong Year For The Pac-12 In The CFP Rankings

Four other teams outside of Utah and USC in the Pac-12 are currently ranked in the College Football Playoff. Washington (No. 12), Oregon (No. 16), UCLA (No. 17), and Oregon State (No. 15) have all had impressive showings in 2022 and been rewarded for it.

In fact, the competition in the Pac-12 was so good this season that four of the last seven games of the year had Pac-12 Championship implications (UCLA vs. Cal, Oregon vs. Oregon State, Utah vs. Colorado, and Washington vs. Washington State) with another game having potential College Football Playoff implications (Notre Dame vs. USC). There were only two games played during Rivalry Week that didn’t have anything other than bragging rights riding on them (Arizona State vs. Arizona and BYU vs. Stanford).

 

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Additionally, the Pac-12 will have seven total bowl eligible teams with Washinton State missing the cut to be ranked but crossing the all-important six game threshold.

College Football Playoff Ranking 11/29/22

  1. Georgia
  2. Michigan
  3. TCU
  4. USC
  5. Ohio State
  6. Alabama
  7. Tennessee
  8. Penn State
  9. Clemson
  10. Kansas State
  11. UTAH
  12. Washington
  13. Florida State
  14. LSU
  15. Oregon State
  16. Oregon
  17. UCLA
  18. Tulane
  19. South Carolina
  20. Texas
  21. Notre Dame
  22. UCF
  23. North Carolina
  24. Mississippi State
  25. NC State

 

Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BodkinKSLsports

 

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