College Football Playoff Committee High on Big 10 and Pac 12

The new rankings are out and the College Football Playoff Committee members are high on two conferences in particular. There are four Big 10 teams ranked in the top seven, and six Pac 12 teams in the top 25.

Alabama is still in the top spot, Clemson is at No. 4, Washington at 5. Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Penn State fill out the remainder of the first 7 teams. Oklahoma, Colorado and Oklahoma State round out the Top 10.

The playoff rankings may be much different next week with the number of rivalry games that will be played on Saturday. Several of the Top 10 teams play in-state rivals and that always makes things interesting.

Undefeated Alabama will play Auburn in the Iron Bowl. A win by the Tigers won’t let them back in the playoff race, but it will give Auburn bragging rights in the state for a year.

Then there is Clemson-South Carolina, Washington-Washington State and Oklahoma- Oklahoma State. There is also a rivalry you may be familiar with involving schools from different states.

Ohio State will host Michigan in ‘The Game’. It will have a major impact on how the Big Ten shakes out and the College Football Playoff situation as well.

Don’t sleep on the Wisconsin-Minnesota and Penn State-Michigan State games either. The underdogs in each game have the potential to pull an upset.

Anyway, here are this week’s College Football Playoff rankings. Thanks to ESPN.com for the info:

RANKINGS RESUME RANKS FPI*
TEAM RECORD CFP AP POLL SOS SOR GC RAT RK
Alabama 11-0 1 1 11 1 1 30.0 1
Ohio State 10-1 2 2 37 3 3 27.8 2
Michigan 10-1 3 3 63 6 4 27.5 3
Clemson 10-1 4 4 28 2 2 25.1 4
Washington 10-1 5 6 66 7 5 23.2 6
Wisconsin 9-2 6 5 32 4 7 18.1 13
Penn State 9-2 7 8 47 8 41 15.9 17
Oklahoma 9-2 8 7 15 9 9 21.4 8
Colorado 9-2 9 9 26 5 8 18.3 12
Oklahoma State 9-2 10 10 51 18 25 15.9 16
Louisville 9-2 11 11 59 15 12 24.4 5
USC 8-3 12 12 7 10 6 20.0 11
Auburn 8-3 13 16 34 21 13 20.2 10
Florida State 8-3 14 15 10 13 21 21.0 9
Florida 8-2 15 13 53 17 15 14.8 22
Nebraska 9-2 16 17 65 16 38 9.4 37
Tennessee 8-3 17 24 41 24 58 15.8 18
West Virginia 8-2 18 19 27 14 27 13.0 26
Boise State 10-1 19 20 87 19 10 11.9 27
Houston 9-2 20 18 78 23 31 11.1 29
W Michigan 11-0 21 14 126 11 19 13.3 24
Utah 8-3 22 21 44 28 36 10.4 33
Washington St 8-3 23 23 49 30 20 16.9 15
Stanford 8-3 24 1 12 23 15.0 21
Navy 8-2 25 68 31 52 5.7 52

It’s going to be a fun weekend of college football and the playoff rankings next week are sure to be different.

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