Andrea AdelsonESPN Senior Writer4 Minute Read
While the top three remained unchanged — Georgia is still No. 1, followed by Ohio State at No. 2 and Michigan at No. 3 — Washington moved into the top four for the first time this season and Florida State fell to No. 5 after losing quarterback Jordan Travis for the season.
The Huskies beat then-No. 11 Oregon State 22-20 this past Saturday, after wins over then-No. 18 Utah and then-No. 20 USC. Though Utah and USC are no longer ranked, Washington is now No. 1 in the ESPN strength of record metric. Florida State is No. 4 in that same metric.
The Seminoles played FCS North Alabama this past weekend, overcoming an early 13-0 deficit to win 58-13. But the score and result hardly mattered after losing Travis to a lower-leg injury — and how the committee views that injury will be a source of intrigue in the weeks to come.
“It really was about Washington and what Washington did this weekend,” CFP selection committee chair Boo Corrigan said on ESPN, later adding that the Travis injury did not have any impact on the…