The latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings will be released tonight, and there’s plenty of intrigue regarding our two in-state powers.
With Georgia’s loss to Auburn, Alabama is expected to take over the top spot. However, it could be Miami after the Hurricanes’ dominant win over then-No. 3 Notre Dame.
Clemson and Oklahoma should make up the remainder of the top four after their decisive victories last week. It figures that unbeaten Wisconsin will move up to No. 5 after a convincing win over Iowa.
So that probably means Auburn is No. 6, with Georgia No. 7. Doesn’t really matter who’s after that, because they really have no shot to win the national championship.
But we can finally put to rest the idea that a two-loss team can’t and won’t make the playoff. After all, there are only three Power 5 unbeatens (Alabama, Miami, Wisconsin) and three others with one loss (Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia).
Either Alabama or Georgia and either Clemson or Miami is going to lose at least one game (or one more game, as it were). We know the champion of the Pac-12 will have two losses, and the champions of the SEC, ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten very well could.
As for tonight’s rankings, I think the committee goes with Alabama, Miami, Oklahoma and Clemson (in that order). However, I’m not at all convinced Auburn is not one of the four best teams right now.
So what do you think? I’ll take your questions and comments on that or anything else on your mind beginning at 10 a.m.