Releasing their updated playoff rankings on Tuesday, College Football Playoff committee chair Rob Mullens addressed the media and answered questions following the unveiling.

Touching on a number of topics, one of Mullens’ remarks particularly piqued interest.

“We’re not looking at the final score. We’re watching the games. We understand how the games unfold by watching them.

“Again, we’re fortunate to have the resources provided to us by the CFP that allows us to capture these games and watch them in different formats.”

Topping the Alabama Crimson Tide, 46-41, in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 9, the LSU Tigers now occupy the No. 1 spot in the rankings. Alabama stands at No. 5.

Despite routing the Maryland Terrapins, 73-14, Ohio State fell to the No. 2 spot. The Clemson Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs round out the top-four.

Knocking off Penn State, 31-26, the Minnesota Golden Gophers jumped nine spots to No. 8. The Nittany Lions fell to No. 9.

Idle last week, the Michigan Wolverines fell one spot from No. 14 to No. 15.