College Football Playoff Rankings Projection, Week 4
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The College Football Playoff (CFP) is an annual postseason knockout invitational tournament to determine a national champion for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
What will the College Football Playoff rankings be on Sunday? Here’s the best guess.
So what will they be? Here’s the best guess for what the final College Football Playoff rankings will be.
25. Air Force Falcons 10-2 (NR)
They should’ve been in the last round of rankings. They beat Hawaii and Colorado, and the only two losses are to Navy and Boise State. The schedule hasn’t been all that great, but they dominated the pack.
24. Oklahoma State Cowboys (25)
It’s been one of the unexplained mysteries of the College Football Playoff committee ranking season. There’s some weird affection or Penn State, and for Oklahoma State. The Cowboys beat Iowa State and Kansas State, and for that they’ve been a staple in the top 25.
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23. Navy Midshipmen 9-2 (24)
There’s still work to do with Army coming up, but that won’t count for anything in the rankings. The two losses to Notre Dame and Memphis should give the Midshipmen more credit, and the win over Air Force might give them more CFP Top 25 wins than Utah or Alabama.
22. Cincinnati Bearcats 10-3 (20)
The Bearcats will be punished more than they should be. The three losses came on the road to Memphis twice in two good fights and to Ohio State. Beating UCF and Temple should count for more than it will, and the dominant win over MAC champ Miami University deserves a wee bit of respect.
21. USC Trojans 8-4 (22)
Having the honor of being the lone team to beat Utah doesn’t hold water anymore after what Oregon did in the Pac-12 Championship. Even so, closing out with three wins and five of the last six is impressive, and there’s no dogging that home loss to Ducks.
Ohio St jumps LSU to No. 1 in CFP rankings with 2 weeks left
Ohio State jumped LSU to No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings with two weeks left to go before selection Sunday. LSU slipped to second Tuesday night and Clemson remained No. 3 while Georgia held on at four. If playoff history holds form, three of those top four teams will reach the semifinals. Alabama remained No. 5 in the selection committee’s third rankings, with Utah moving up a spot to No. 6. The Utes are the only Pac-12 team in the top 10 after Oregon dropped eight spots to 14th.Oklahoma is seventh followed by Minnesota, Baylor and Penn State.
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20. Minnesota Golden Gophers 10-2 (18)
Minnesota should be ranked higher than Penn State, but the committee won’t do it. The team was CRUSHED in the last round of rankings, and there’s no way to boost that up.
19. Iowa Hawkeyes 9-3 (16)
The three losses were to Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin all by a touchdown or less. The Hawkeyes will drop because of what other teams did, but they’ll still be higher than Minnesota.
18. Appalachian State Mountaineers 12-1 (21)
Win a championship, beat North Carolina and South Carolina, look the part of a dominant force, and move up into the top 20. The committee should’ve had the Mountaineers more in the hunt for the Cotton Bowl than they really were.
17. Boise State Broncos 12-1 (19)
There’s some argument that Boise State should be going to the Cotton Bowl. The lone loss came on the road at BYU with a backup quarterback, and they dominated just about everyone else along the way including a crushing win over Hawaii for the Mountain West title. They’ll have to settle for the Las Vegas Bowl.
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16. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 10-2 (15)
There’s just no getting past that Michigan ceiling. Notre Dame might have played better late in the year, but it won’t matter – they’ll take one of the ACC’s better bowls.
15. Michigan Wolverines 9-3 (14)
The Wolverines will drop only because Memphis will move up. A top 15 finish won’t be enough to get into a New Year’s Six bowl, but it’s a solid effort. The win over Notre Dame will be enough to keep the ranking from sinking.
14. Memphis Tigers 11-1 (7)
The committee will overlove the Tigers or beating Cincinnati twice and only finishing with one loss. There should be more of a thought to ranking Boise State higher, but it won’t happen – UM played a tougher schedule.
13. Baylor Bears 11-2 (7)
The committee has never liked Baylor all that much, and now it’s really not going to have any interest. Even with the overtime battle with Oklahoma, there isn’t a whole lot of meat on the schedule bones. Fair or not, the Bears drop big.
12. Utah Utes 11-2 (6)
Joker, where’s the weenie? Where’s that one great win to make the committee swoon? There isn’t one, and now the clunker of a Pac-12 Championship appearance will only bring out the lack of wins on the resumé that much more.
Ohio State stays No. 1, while Utah leads Oklahoma in College Football Playoff rankings
Ohio State continued is hold on the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff ahead of LSU. Utah leads Oklahoma for the critical No. 5 position.There was change below the top four, however. Utah moves up one place to fifth with Alabama's loss to Auburn. The Utes are followed closely by Oklahoma and Baylor. Wisconsin, Florida and Penn State round out the top 10.
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11. Alabama Crimson Tide 10-2 (5)
There’s just no moving up enough to get by some of the Big Ten teams – and Auburn – to get into a New Year’s Six bowl. The committee will need to have some discussion about how many starters might be gone early for the NFL.
10. Auburn Tigers 9-3 (11)
Technically, the Tigers should be ahead of Oregon, but that’s not going to happen after the way the Pac-12 Championship shook out. There’s a chance to get to the Cotton Bowl to play Memphis, but they’ll more likely get a sweet New Year’s Day bowl game outside of the New Year’s Six.
9. Penn State Nittany Lions 10-2 (10)
This committee has had a bizarre crush on Penn State from the start, and it’ll continue in the final rankings. The wins over Iowa and Michigan are enough to keep the love going right on into a New Year’s Six bowl, and maybe even the Rose.
8. Wisconsin Badgers 10-3 (8)
There”s absolutely no reason Penn State should be ahead of Wisconsin. The Badgers lost, but they gave Ohio State its toughest half of the year. They blew out Michigan, had no problems with Minnesota, and hung on to beat Iowa. There’s the Illinois loss, but Penn State has done … what? Struggled to get by Michigan and Iowa, and lost to Minnesota.
7. Florida Gators 10-2 (9)
The Gators have been forgotten about, but the two losses came against LSU and Georgia – two top five teams – and the win over Auburn should be enough to push them into the top eight and into a New Year’s Six bowl.
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6. Oregon Ducks 11-2 (13)
The Pac-12 champ becomes the big winner among those outside of the top four. The blowout win over previous No. 5 Utah in the conference title game gets the Ducks this high, even if they should technically still be ranked behind Auburn.
5. Georgia Bulldogs 11-2 (4)
Even with the rough loss to LSU in the SEC Championship. the Bulldogs will only drop down one spot. It might have been an ugly finish, but wins over Florida, Auburn and Notre Dame make it a second straight year in the unfortunate five-hole.
4. Oklahoma Sooners 12-1 (6)
There’s no drama and no worry – at least, there wasn’t any after the overtime thriller over Baylor to take the Big 12 Championship. Everything worked out as well as could be hoped for with Utah getting wiped out by Oregon and LSU taking care of Georgia with relative ease.
3. Clemson Tigers 13-0 (3)
They could very easily end up at No. 2 after the total annihilation of Virginia in the ACC Championship. It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 or 3, it’s still going to come into the game rolling. Even so, there won’t be a win on the schedule over a team ranked in the final CFP top 25.
2. Ohio State Buckeyes 13-0 (1)
The overall body of work is fantastic, but the Big Ten Championship required a ton of effort to get by the No. 8 Wisconsin team. LSU had no troubles in the SEC Championship.
1. LSU Tigers 13-0 (2)
The dominant win over previously No. 4 Georgia – on top of the wins over Alabama, Florida and Auburn – will be enough to push the Tigers back into the No. 1 spot they held a few weeks ago. Ohio State’s first half troubles against Wisconsin cemented the deal.
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