AP Top 25 Takeaways: Pac-12, UGA avoid playoff elimination

RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The last word before the College Football Playoff selection committee starts ranking teams was elimination. With most of the top contenders taking the weekend off, a bunch of second-tier playoff hopefuls were trying to stay in the race Saturday. No. 7 Oregon, No. 8 Georgia and No. 9 Utah can look forward to seeing where they are positioned Tuesday when the first CFP rankings are revealed. No. 6 Florida, thanks for playing. The Gators took their second loss of the season, against Georgia this time, and are done. A two-loss team has yet to reach the playoff. It might happen eventually, but if it does it will be a conference champion. The Gators are likely locked out of the Southeastern Conference championship game after handing first place and t
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