Only one set of rankings remains before the College Football Playoff selection committee unveils the genuine article on Sunday.

That doesn’t make Tuesday’s top 25 any less important than the previous polls, however. Indeed, none is as important as this penultimate set of rankings.

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How the committee orders its top six could go a long way in deciphering what it thinks of the playoff-eligible teams heading into conference championship weekend. Georgia is the only certainty at No. 1; Michigan, Alabama and Cincinnati will likely make up the top four, in some order. Where the real question comes in is at Nos. 5 and 6, between 11-1 Notre Dame and 11-1 Oklahoma State.

The Fighting Irish have ranked ahead of the Cowboys throughout the playoff rankings releases. That said, Mike Gundy and Co. have the added benefit of actually playing on conference championship weekend while Notre Dame is idle. Should the Cowboys beat Baylor on Saturday in the Big 12 championship game (securing their second top-10 win in as many weeks) it may be too much for the committee to ignore. How will Brian Kelly’s departure to LSU affect how the committee will view those teams?

There is, of course, always the chance of chaos, which has reigned supreme throughout the 2021 college football campaign. In that case, throw everything out the window and await the final rankings on Sunday.

Until then, here are the last set of CFP rankings to prime the committee’s final decision:

TOP-10 LOSSES: Ohio State | Oklahoma

College Football Playoff rankings 2021

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