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Badgers climb two spots in College Football Playoff rankings

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MADISON (AP) -

The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are unchanged -- Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State -- heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.

TCU was fifth, Ohio State was sixth and Baylor seventh. The only team in the top eight to change was UCLA, which slipped into the eighth spot.

For the first time, teams from the so-called Group of Five conferences made the top 25. Boise State moved in the rankings at No. 23 and unbeaten Marshall is 24th. The highest ranked team from outside the Big Five conferences is guaranteed one spot in the four New Year's Bowls affiliated with the playoff but not hosting semifinals.

College Football Playoff Rankings

1. Alabama

2. Oregon

3. Florida State

4. Mississippi State

5. TCU

6. Ohio State

7. Baylor

8. UCLA

9. Georgia

10. Michigan State

11. Arizona

12. Kansas State

13. Arizona State

14. Wisconsin

15. Auburn

16. Georgia Tech

17. Missouri

18. Minnesota

19. Ole Miss

20. Oklahoma

21. Clemson

22. Louisville

23. Boise State

24. Marshall

25. Utah

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