College Football has now officially come back. Each week teams will be fighting for position in an effort to make the College Football Playoff. The teams will be ranked each week, but what matters most his who they have played and beaten already on the field. Preseason rankings will not be taken into consideration here. Here is College Football Playoff Bracketology November 1.
1. Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0)
Alabama was without Jaylen Waddle, but that didn’t matter. They crushed Mississippi State 41-0. The Crimson Tide look like nothing will get in their way this season, as they have a big win over Georgia and have run through the rest of the competition.
This week: Bye
2. Clemson Tigers (7-0)
Although they were without their star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Clemson was able to come back from an 18-point deficit to defeat Boston College. They beat Miami, which is their biggest win, but they will have a big opportunity this week.
This week: at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-0)
3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-0)
Notre Dame stayed undefeated with their win over Georgia Tech. The Fighting Irish haven’t played a tough schedule and have looked shaky at times, but they are undefeated, which puts them in this position. They have a chance this week to let everyone know that they are for real.
This week: vs. Clemson Tigers (7-0)
4. Cincinnati Bearcats (5-0)
The Bearcats won another big game this week and did so easily 49-10 over Memphis. This follows their win over SMU, who is ranked. They also beat Army when they were ranked earlier in the season. Cincinnati may not be a power five conference team, but they have played well. They will likely get jumped when other teams start playing bigger games, but all they can do is keep winning.
This week: vs. Houston Cougars (2-2)
First Four Out
5. Georgia Bulldogs (4-1)
Georgia took care of business again, even if it was ugly. They defeated Kentucky 14-3. The Bulldogs need to get their offense going, but their defense is legit. If Georgia wins out, they can still make the CFP.
This week: vs. Florida Gators (3-1)
6. BYU Cougars (7-0)
It was another week and another win for BYU. They beat Western Kentucky 41-10 to improve to 7-0. The thing that will continue to hold BYU back is their lack of a big win. Like Cincinnati, all they can do is keep winning and hope that teams from power five conferences don’t jump them.
This week: at Boise State Broncos (2-0)
7. Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0)
The Buckeyes had not problems beating Penn State to improve to 2-0. It was a ranked win and with that, Ohio State has looked really good in their first two games. They are likely one of the top four teams in the country right now, but need to win a few more games to prove it.
This week: vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-1)
8. Texas A&M Aggies (4-1)
Texas A&M continue to win games, beating Arkansas 42-31. They have a good win over Florida and their only loss is to Alabama. It may take some time, but if they keep winning, they will slowly rise up these rankings.
This week: at South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3)
Next Four Out
9. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (6-0)
Is there a more fun team in college football than Coastal Carolina? They are 6-0 after winning this weekend big over Georgia State, 51-0. The Chanticleers beat a power five team in Kansas and have a ranked win over Louisiana.
This week: vs. South Alabama Jaguars (3-2)
10. Marshall Thundering Herd (5-0)
Marshall’s game against Florida International was cancelled this weekend due to COVID. The Thundering Herd are still undefeated on the year though. They have a ranked win over Appalachian State and look like they are headed to a C-USA Championship.
This week: vs. UMass Minutemen (0-1)
11. Indiana Hoosiers (2-0)
Indiana beat Penn State in their first game and followed it up with a win over Rutgers. The win over Penn State will look worse after they were also beaten by Ohio State, but the Hoosiers are one of the few remaining undefeated teams in the Big Ten.
This week: vs. Michigan Wolverines (1-1)
12. Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-1)
It was a tough loss for Oklahoma State in overtime to Texas. It was their first loss of the season and now they need a lot of help to get back into a position to make the CFP. The chances of that happening are slim, but anything is possible in college football.
This week: at Kansas State Wildcats (4-2)
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