The number of undefeated teams left in major college football games has now dipped below 20, but when it comes to playoff picks, things are holding steady.

For the fifth week in a row, Georgia, Alabama and Ohio state are selected unanimously, although the Bulldogs made it interesting.

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Crimson Tide have taken the most impressive victory of the leading triumvirate, but are also moving forward with some hesitation. Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Bryce Young walked away with a throwing shoulder injury in the second quarter of a 49–26 20th-seed win at Arkansas, but coach Nick Saban said afterwards that Young was “everyday”.

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Ohio State trailed guest Rutgers 7-0 – the first time in nine meetings in history the Buckeyes were beaten by the Scarlet Knights – but quickly split en route to a 49-10 victory. five touchdowns.

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Meanwhile, Georgia trailed 16-6 at halftime against Missouri and didn’t lead the game until 4:03 left in the fourth quarter.

Sportzshala voters were almost unanimous in choosing a fourth team for the first time this season since Clemson’s 30-20 loss to North Carolina State. The Tigers received 12 of the 14 possible votes, with Michigan and Oregon receiving the last two votes.

Here’s a look at how Sportzshala’s college football reporters see the current playoff picture.


Andrea Adelson: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson
Blake Baumgartner: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio 3. Alabama 4. Clemson
Kyle Bonagura: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson
Bill Connelly: 1. Alabama 2. Ohio 3. Georgia 4. Michigan
Heather Dinich: 1. Ohio 2. Alabama 3. Georgia 4. Clemson
Chris Lowe: 1. Alabama 2. Georgia 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson
Harry Lyles Jr.: 1. Alabama 2. Ohio 3. Georgia 4. Clemson
Ryan McGee: 1. Alabama 2. Georgia 3. Ohio 4. Oregon
Adam Rittenberg: 1. Alabama 2. Georgia 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson
Alex Scarborough: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio 3. Alabama 4. Clemson
Mark Schlabach: 1. Alabama 2. Ohio 3. Georgia 4. Clemson
Paul Uggetti: 1. Alabama 2. Georgia 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson
Tom Van Haaren: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio 3. Alabama 4. Clemson
Dave Wilson: 1. Alabama 2. Georgia 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson