Friday, 16 November, 2018


What No. 5 CFB Playoff ranking means for Wolverines

Kennedy Brooks Kennedy Brooks
Noah Ferguson | 03 November, 2018, 07:25

Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season.

"One-loss LSU is ranked No. 3 ahead of Notre Dame because they've beaten six teams with winning records", Mullens said. LSU 4. Notre Dame 5.

Georgia (7-1) knows if it wins out and repeats as SEC champion, it nearly certainly will be back in the four-team College Football Playoff. Does the committee give a repeat of last season and put those two SEC teams in opposite semifinal games, setting up a possible national championship rematch?

Alabama, who Clemson has faced in the College Football Playoff for three consecutive years, is ranked No. 1. Who will be the other teams in the top four or on the outside looking in?

The Aggies face unranked Auburn this weekend, and will then travel home to face UAB, who is now first in Conference USA, and Ole Miss.

Washington State cracked the top 10 of the initial College Football Playoff rankings, checking in at No. 8 in the country when the rankings were unveiled Tuesday afternoon on ESPN's weekly College Football Playoff show.

Committee chair Rob Mullens, the OR athletic director, cited the strong record against opponents with a winning record for LSU, the only team in the top four with a loss.

"As Coach Swinney says it doesn't really matter at this point", Choice said.

The CFP committee rated the Irish one spot lower than most expected.

MI is fifth, followed by Georgia and Oklahoma.

If you don't like the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, don't worry. Another of those wins is over No. 5 MI.

Can a conference send two teams to the playoff?

No team ranked third in the first CFP rankings has ever made the playoff.

They are a 40/1 pick to win the national championship, mostly because sportsbooks believe LSU won't defeat Alabama, and thus fall out of the CFP race. Iowa State is unranked in both.

The committee has been criticized - by supporters of Central Florida, for example - for not ranking teams from outside the Power Five conferences high enough. Ohio State (7-1) may have dropped a tough loss on the road to Purdue, but the Buckeyes find themselves at No. 10. That changes Thursday when the Knights host 5-3 Temple, and UCF closes its season against 7-1 Cincinnati and 7-1 USF.

The final rankings are revealed on December 2, when the playoff matchups and teams going to the New Year's Six bowls are announced.

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