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College Football Playoff Rankings 2019: Twitter Reacts to Week 15 Top 25 Reveal

David KenyonFeatured ColumnistDecember 4, 2019

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 30: Chris Olave #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates a first quarter touchdown during the game at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ohio State defeated Michigan 56-27. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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As the drama of conference championship games closes in, the four coveted spots in the latest College Football Playoff Top 25 remain unchanged.

Every Top Four program enjoyed a blowout win during Rivalry Week, highlighted by Ohio State's drubbing of rival Michigan. The Buckeyes stayed atop the ranking ahead of LSU, Clemson and Georgia.

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This weekend, most of the college football world's attention will be on LSU, Georgia and the SEC Championship Game. While the Tigers are hoping to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the poll, Georgia can secure a place in the Top Four with a victory.

If that happens, the CFP field will probably be set. Ohio State, LSU and Clemson have seemingly built a comfortable margin for error. It's both possible and reasonable for the selection committee to judge them as unequivocally better than everyone else.

Adam Kramer @KegsnEggs

A Georgia win to just crush all hopes and send everyone home would be somewhat hilarious at this point.

But if LSU defends its billing as the favorite and dispatches Georgia, the No. 4 spot will be vacant. The remaining options would then be No. 5 Utah, No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 Baylor.

Since the committee has consistently ranked Utah above Oklahoma, it would seem a victory over No. 13 Oregon on Friday should be enough to guarantee the Utes as the "next team in." However, fair or not, isn't necessarily the case.

Rob Mullens, the chairman of the selection committee, said ordering Utah and Oklahoma sparked an intense debate.

Ralph D. Russo @ralphDrussoAP

Mullens on Utah/OU: "That's where there was the most vigorous debate."

If both teams win their respective league titles, the discussion will only be tougher. We can't be certain whether a victory for Utah will be enough to hold off Oklahoma or Baylor after a win against the othera Top Seven team compared to Oregon at 13.

Fortunately for that trio, though, they're no longer dealing with Alabama. The Crimson Tide exited the CFP conversation when it lost at Auburn and plummeted in the rankings.

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Alabama is ranked the lowest it has ever been in the #CFPlayoff era coming in at #12. With that ranking, it looks like there is a good chance Alabama may completely miss a NY6 bowl.

Minnesota also tumbled down the Top 25, falling from eighth to 18th after a 38-17 loss to Wisconsin.

One spot ahead of P.J. Fleck's squad is Memphis, which earned a 34-24 victory over Cincinnati. However, Tuesday's ranking appears to show how the committee values the AAC. Cincinnati merely traded places with Boise State, which is now 19th.

Memphis and Cincinnati will play for the AAC crown this weekend, and the winner is likely headed to the Cotton Bowl.

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The Cotton Bowl picture as of right now is: #17 Memphis #19 Boise State #20 Cincinnati #21 Appalachian State The committee resets the poll from scratch each week, but the way to bet is that Memphis v. Cincinnati is winner take all and Boise and App State are out.

The final CFP poll will be unveiled Sunday afternoon. The release will feature the Playoff matchupsthe Fiesta and Peach Bowls this seasonas well as the other New Year's Six games.

          

Follow Bleacher Report writer David Kenyon on Twitter @Kenyon19_BR.