Released on Tuesday night, a total of six SEC teams have been ranked in the initial 2023 College Football Playoff rankings, along with one team currently in the top four as well. Here are those six teams, along with a look ahead at what is to come for each across the remainder of the season.
6 SEC teams ranked in initial 2023 College Football Playoff rankings
The SEC’s highest-ranked team in the initial 2023 College Football Playoff rankings are in fact the two-time defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs, who come in at No. 2. Sitting undefeated at 8-0 overall, as well as 5-0 in SEC play, the Bulldogs will play a ranked team each of the next three weeks in hosting Missouri and Ole Miss, followed by a road trip to Tennessee, and will then travel to Georgia Tech to conclude the regular season.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The next SEC team ranked the highest Tuesday night were the Alabama Crimson Tide, who sit at No. 8. Alabama, who sit undefeated at 5-0 in conference play atop the SEC West, as well as at 7-1 overall, has two more home games this season in LSU and Chattanooga, along with road trips to both Kentucky and Auburn.
Ole Miss Rebels
Also sitting at 7-1 overall, as well as 4-1 in SEC play, Ole Miss sits in the No. 10 spot. The road ahead for the Rebels’ includes home matchups against Texas A&M and UL Monroe, as well as two key road tests at Georgia and against in-state rival Mississippi State.
Sitting at 7-1 overall this season, as well as 3-1 in SEC play, Missouri is ranked as the No. 12 team nationally. Remaining for the Tigers in the week’s ahead are two road trips to Georgia and Arkansas, as well as home matchups against Tennessee and Florida.
After a 6-2 overall start to the year, one that has included a 4-1 mark in SEC play, LSU is ranked as the nation’s No. 14 team. The Tigers will play their final road game of the regular season Saturday against Alabama, which will be followed by home matchups against Florida, Georgia State, and Texas A&M.
The final SEC team ranked in the initial College Football Playoff rankings is Tennessee at No. 17. Sitting at 6-2 overall this season, as well as 3-2 in SEC play, Tennessee will host UConn, Georgia, and Vanderbilt across the remainder of the season, as well as travel to Missouri.