LSU stays ranked in College Football Playoff poll after loss at Alabama

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The top five teams this week, as chosen by the 13-member selection committee, were identical to the top five teams a week ago, with Georgia (9-0) holding the No. 1 spot, followed by No. 2 Alabama (9-0), No. 3 Notre Dame (8-1) and No. 4 Clemson (8-1). Wisconsin is the top dog in the Big Ten West. UCF looks to be the favorite to get the Group of 5 New Year's Six bowl nod.

STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 04: Quarterback Baker Mayfield No. 6 of the Oklahoma Sooners in between plays against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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"Guys, collectively, aren't really focusing on that", Davis said.

It wouldn't be a stretch for the selection committee to keep the Badgers out of the playoff if other top teams keep winning, according to Herbstreit. No. 2 Alabama will play Mississippi State (7-2), which held down No. 16 for a second consecutive week, and No. 8 Wisconsin will welcome Iowa, which debuted at No. 20.

Oklahoma State dropped to No. 15 in the latest CFP rankings after suffering its second loss of the season to Bedlam rival Oklahoma.

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Michigan State is all the way up to No. 12, just ahead of Ohio State and Penn State.

Moving up two spots from No. 8 to No. 6 is the TCU Horned Frogs (8-1).

TCU sits at No. 6 coming off a dominating performance against Texas. The Tigers are at No. 10 and still control their own playoff path.

The four provisional playoff teams in the first set of rankings stayed in their spots on Tuesday. It has the potential to be a top-five game all year.

Iowa State's game Saturday against Oklahoma State will begin at 11 a.m. CT and will be shown on ABC/ESPN2.

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