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Cougs jump to No. 14 in the CFP Rankings following win over Utah

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A weekend full of chaos helped the Cougs after a lackluster win in Salt Lake City.

Washington State v Utah Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images

Finally, for the first time this season, #TeamChaos gets a victory.

It helped that the previous weekend was full of tremendously good match-ups, including three that featured a pair of top-10 teams. Before Saturday ended, we’d see four top-10 schools lose, including the Georgia Bulldogs, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and the TCU Horned Frogs all lost, making a big ol’ mess.

The Washington State Cougars, meanwhile, needed a Herculean effort to get out of Salt Lake City with a win and are the undoubted beneficiaries of so much losing going on above them. The committee revealed their rankings today, slotting the Cougs at No. 14, their highest ever College Football Playoff ranking.

The fourth top-10 team to lose? The No. 9 Washington Huskies, who tumbled all the way to No. 18 in this week’s rankings. The team that beat them, the Stanford Cardinal, jumped into the rankings at No. 22. The only other Pac-12 team to be ranked, the USC Trojans, sits at No. 11 after beating the Colorado Buffaloes in Boulder.

With three weeks left in the season, the top-four currently includes the Alabama Crimson Tide at No. 1, the Clemson Tigers at No. 2, the Miami Hurricanes at No. 3 and the Oklahoma Sooners at No. 4.