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College Football Playoff

Michigan holds off Georgia for No. 1 in college football NCAA Re-Rank 1-133

The debate rages on: Who is No. 1 in the ӣƵ ӣƵ NCAA Re-Rank 1-133?

The question isn't any easier to answer even after Michigan passed its first legitimate test of the regular season with a 24-15 win against Penn State. That's because Georgia followed with a dominant blowout of Mississippi that saw the Bulldogs look the part of a Bowl Subdivision juggernaut chasing a historic national championship threepeat.

For another week, Michigan remains on top. That's because of the Wolverines' game control against the Nittany Lions, which saw quarterback J.J. McCarthy not make a single official pass attempt after roughly six minutes left in the first half.

How long will this lead last? The Bulldogs will have a chance to build their case this weekend against Tennessee and then make another huge statement against Alabama in the SEC championship game. The Wolverines get Ohio State on Nov. 25.

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Michigan and Georgia are joined by Ohio State in a clear-cut top three. There is also some separation in the unchanged top eight of the Wolverines, Bulldogs, Buckeyes, No. 4 Florida State, No. 5 Washington, No. 6 Oregon, No. 7 Texas and No. 8 Alabama. This group has separated itself from the pack in the FBS.

Then comes No. 9 Oregon State and No. 10 Louisville. Missouri rises to No. 11 after a very strong win against the Volunteers, followed by No. 12 Oklahoma and No. 13 Penn State. Undefeated James Madison rises one spot to No. 14 and is the top-ranked team from the Group of Five.

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