Alabama (9-0) remains ranked No. 2 in the College Football Playoffs, the CFP Committee revealed Tuesday night.

Georgia held onto its No. 1 ranking. Notre Dame was No. 3 and Clemson was fourth.

Alabama plays No. 16 Mississippi State on Saturday night.

College Football Playoff Selection Committee Chair Kirby Holcutt said the difference between Georgia and Alabama remains small.

“The margin of difference continues to be close,” he said. “The difference is Georgia’s win at Notre Dame.”

An early theme of the rankings reveal show on ESPN from the college football analysts is that Alabama’s injury situation at linebacker is worrisome.

“Things are starting to get real with the Alabama injuries,” David Pollack said. “It’s starting to get scary for Alabama. They’re going to struggle during this gauntlet.”

Kirk Herbstreit, a media personality close to UA coach Nick Saban, said the team didn’t look dominant against LSU.

“Their offense didn’t look great against LSU,” Herbstreit said. “They have issues. They have all these five stars. Minkah Fitzpatrick and Rashaan Evans, if either or both of those guys aren’t at 100 percent…that’s a whole different animal. For Alabama’s sake, 29 and 32 have got to stay healthy.”

Former LSU defensive lineman and current college football analyst Booger McFarland said no one feels sorry for UA’s injury situation.

Joey Galloway said Alabama is the best team in the country that could handle such adversity.

“Coach Saban adjusts as well as anybody in the country,” Galloway said.

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