Biggest Losers in Latest College Football Playoff Rankings

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 02: Head Coach Kyle Whittingham of the Utah Utes reacts in the fourth quarter against the Washington Huskies during their game at Husky Stadium on November 02, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Utah v Washington | Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The final College Football Playoff rankings before rivalry week brought with them some strong opinions, including the obvious from most major fanbases -- we're screwed. However, of all the teams who got slighted heading into Week 14, these rank as the worst.

3. Utah Utes

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 02: Head Coach Kyle Whittingham of the Utah Utes reacts in the fourth quarter against the Washington Huskies during their game at Husky Stadium on November 02, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Utah v Washington | Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The Utah Utes are now the highest-ranked team in the Pac-12. Yet, at the same time their lack of movement after Oregon's loss is concerning. The Ducks -- who Utah could meet in the Pac-12 Championship game, fell all the way to No. 14. Meanwhile, Oklahoma, which sits right behind the Utes, will face ranked opponents Oklahoma State and Baylor with the chance to jump their Pac-12 foes come Championship Week.

2. LSU Tigers

OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI - NOVEMBER 16: Head coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers reacts during a game against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
LSU v Mississippi | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

By definition, the Tigers are among the biggest losers as they fell from No. 1 to No. 2 despite destroying Arkansas this week. LSU appears safely in the CFP top-4, even should they lose to Georgia. Yet, they still cannot get too comfortable entering rivalry week, as an embarrassing loss to UGA in Atlanta could make the committee think twice about their positioning. Not to mention, facing Clemson in the first semifinal is a far greater task than a No. 4-ranked team at this juncture.

1. Boise State Broncos

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 05:  Head coach Bryan Harsin of the Boise State Broncos looks on during warmups before his team's game against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium on October 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Broncos defeated the Rebels 38-13.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Boise State v UNLV | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Despite a 10-1 record, Boise State suddenly seems likely to miss out on a New Year's Six bowl game, as they won't finish as the top-ranked Group of Five team. Memphis and Cincinnati, both ranked ahead of Boise, face off this weekend, so the winner essentially clinches that spot.