The College Football Playoff Committee released the second edition of the 2020 playoff poll tonight and the Alabama Crimson Tide remained locked into the No. 1 spot. Alabama took down its arch-rival Auburn 42-13 last week and will travel to Baton Rouge to play LSU this coming week.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish remained at No. 2 for the second straight week after taking down the North Carolina Tar Heels in Chapel Hill 31-17. Its the second victory over a ranked team this season for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame will host Syracuse this weekend in South Bend, Indiana.

Clemson stomped Pittsburgh this past weekend to tune of 52-17 and the committee rewarded the Tigers with the No. 3 ranking in the second week of the playoff poll. Dabo Swinney will take his team to Virginia Tech this weekend.

Despite having its game this weekend cancelled, Ohio State still clocks in the No. 4 spot in the second edition of the playoff poll. The Buckeyes were scheduled to play Illinois this past weekend but was unable to due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The Buckeyes now have two games remaining on its schedule and will need to play them both to qualify for the Big 10 Championship game.

1. Alabama (8-0)

2. Notre Dame (9-0)

3. Clemson (8-1)

4. Ohio State (4-0)

5. Texas A&M (6-1)

6. Florida (7-1)

7. Cincinnati (8-0)

8. Georgia (6-2)

9. Iowa State (7-2)

10. Miami (7-1)

11. Oklahoma (6-2)

12. Indiana (5-1)

13. BYU (9-0)

14. Northwestern (5-1)

15. Oklahoma State (6-2)

16. Wisconsin (2-1)

17. North Carolina (6-3)

18. Coastal Carolina (9-0)

19. Iowa (4-2)

20. Southern Cal (3-0)

21. Marshall (7-0)

22. Auburn (5-3)

23. Oklahoma State (6-2)

24. Tulsa (5-1)

25. Louisiana (8-1)

The poll will be released every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. until the final version on Sunday, Dec. 20.

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