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 December 6.
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1. Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0)
A win over LSU won’t boost the resume like most years, but the Crimson Tide stayed undefeated and are going to stay in the top spot.
This week: at Arkansas Razorbacks (3-6)
2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-0)
It took a while for Notre Dame to get going, but they got the win over Syracuse, 45-21. The Fighting Irish should keep their spot in the rankings this week.
This week: BYE
3. Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0)
Ohio State was missing over 20 players due to COVID and their head coach and still dominated Michigan State. It isn’t that impressive of a win, but at some point, Ohio State will likely jump Clemson and this could be the week.
This week: vs. Michigan Wolverines (2-4)
4. Clemson Tigers (9-1)
The Tigers defeated Virginia Tech on the road to end their regular season. Now they get a chance to avenge their only regular season loss when they take on Notre Dame in the ACC Championship. If they win they are in the CFP, but if they lose, they are out.
This week: BYE
First Four Out
5. Texas A&M Aggies (7-1)
Texas A&M played better this week, beating Auburn 31-20. They will retain their spot in the rankings, as their only loss on the season is to Alabama.
This week: at Tennessee Volunteers (2-6)
6. Florida Gators (8-1)
The Gators beat Tennessee in a rivalry game, 31-19. They do have a loss against Texas A&M, but if they beat Alabama in the SEC Championship, they will be right in the middle of the CFP discussion.
This week: vs. LSU Tigers (3-5)
7. Cincinnati Bearcats (8-0)
Cincinnati was off this week, but should be able to hold the seventh spot in the rankings with their undefeated record. They will play Tulsa this week and then again the week after in the AAC Championship.
This week: at Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (6-1)
8. Georgia Bulldogs (6-2)
Georgia’s game against Vanderbilt was canceled due to Vanderbilt not having enough scholarship players available. The Bulldogs probably didn’t deserve the eighth spot in the rankings to start with, but they probably won’t be moved down yet.
This week: at Missouri Tigers (5-3)
Next Four Out
9. Iowa State Cyclones (8-2)
After defeating West Virginia this weekend, Iowa State is heading to the Big 12 Championship Game. They will not make the CFP, but they still could make a New Year’s Six Bowl.
This week: BYE
10. Miami Hurricanes (8-1)
Even though they have just one loss, Miami won’t qualify for the ACC Championship Game. They demolished Duke this weekend and should be looking forward to a New Year’s Six Bowl Game.
This week: vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (7-3)
11. Indiana Hoosiers (6-1)
It didn’t matter that the Hoosiers were without starting quarterback Michael Penix Jr., they still beat Wisconsin 14-6. Their only loss is to Ohio State, so Indiana should have their hopes up for a New Year’s Six Bowl Game.
This week: vs. Purdue Boilermakers (2-4)
12. Oklahoma Sooners (7-2)
Oklahoma won’t make the CFP, but they did beat Baylor this week.
This week: West Virginia Mountaineers (5-4)
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