CFP rankings: TCU gets its due respect, Clemson plummets

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With half of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s top six teams losing over the weekend, a Tuesday shakeup was inevitable. We got it. This wasn’t a free-fall, but we saw a series of significant drops for Tennessee, Alabama and Clemson that could have long-term effects.

Let’s do a full review of what the committee did, breaking down the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Good

Ranking undefeated TCU fourth and one-loss Tennessee fifth is merited.

The Volunteers have some very good wins over No. 9 Alabama and No. 7 LSU on the road, and the selection committee is giving them some tangible credit for thumping No. 24 Kentucky as well. But that loss to Georgia had to leave a mark, and it did. Selection committee chairman Boo Corrigan said on a teleconference Tuesday that his group viewed both the Volunteers ’14-point loss and Oregon’s 46-point loss to the No. 1 Bulldogs as one-sided, and they were.

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