Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson up to No. 2 and Miami and Oklahoma joining the top four for the first time.

Wisconsin was fifth and Auburn was up to sixth in the rankings released Tuesday.

The Crimson Tide had been second behind Georgia in the first two selection committee rankings, but the Bulldogs and previously No. 3 Notre Dame were beaten last weekend, opening up the top for changes.

Clemson moved up from fourth and unbeaten Miami jumped from seventh to third, giving the Atlantic Coast Conference two top four teams. Oklahoma moved up one spot.

Unbeaten Wisconsin moved up from eighth and is the highest-ranked Big Ten team. Auburn is the highest-ranked team with two losses.

Georgia is seventh and Notre Dame is eighth.

Ohio State is back in the top 10 after an impressive victory against Michigan State, and Penn State is 10th. Southern California at 11th is the highest ranked Pac-12 team.

UCF climbed to No. 15, making the undefeated Knights the highest-ranked team from a Group of Five conference. The highest-ranked conference champion from outside the Power Five is guaranteed a spot in the New Year's Six bowls.

Women's basketball

UNI 57, Iowa State 53: Kennedy Kirkpatrick and Ellie Howell each scored a team-high 17 points to lead the Panthers to a win over Iowa State Tuesday at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The win snaps a 15-game losing streak to Iowa State for UNI.

The Panthers and Cyclones were tied 19-19 midway through the second quarter before UNI closed out the half on a 9-4 run to take a 28-23 halftime lead. 

The Cyclones cut the lead to one point three times in the second half but the Panthers never relinquished their advantage the rest of the game.

Bridget Carleton led the Cyclones (1-1) with 18 points while Kristin Scott had seven rebounds.

Megan Maahs had 13 rebounds for the Panthers (1-1). North Scott grad Karli Rucker scored one point and had three rebounds for UNI.

Bryant & Stratton 67, Black Hawk 42: Jazlyn Drake scored a team-high 10 points to lead the Bobcats to a win. Bryant & Stratton led 26-18 at halftime. Taylor May led the Braves with 14 points.

Men's basketball

Bryant & Stratton 87, Black Hawk 78: Black Hawk saw a two-point halftime lead slip away in a loss to drop the Braves to 3-3.

Corielle Robinson led the Braves with 20 points while CJ Neville added 17. The Bobcats made 7 3-point shots, led by Brian Bearden, who made three 3s and had 25 points.

"Very disappointed with our lack of energy defensively and on the defensive glass in the second half," head coach Darren Bizarri said. "Too many times we just didn't get 50/50 basketballs at critical times."


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