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 22.
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1. Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0)
Alabama destroyed Kentucky this week. All they have to do is keep winning and they will be in the CFP.
This week: vs. Auburn Tigers (5-2)
2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-0)
Notre Dame was off this week, but retains their spot here because of their big win over Clemson.
This week: at North Carolina Tar Heels (6-2)
3. Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0)
It took a while to move into the top four, as Ohio State needed to prove themselves on the field, but a top 10 win over Indiana helps show their legitimacy. The Buckeyes need to win out, but they look heads above the rest of the Big Ten.
This week: vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (2-3)
4. Clemson Tigers (7-1)
Clemson had their game against Florida State canceled due to COVID issues. They do have a loss to Notre Dame, but their win over Miami looks good still.
This week: vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (5-4)
First Four Out
5. Cincinnati Bearcats (8-0)
The Bearcats had a close game on the road against UCF, but ended up getting the win to stay undefeated. Unfortunately, they drop out of the top four after Ohio State’s win over Indiana. They need help to make the CFP.
This week: at Temple Owls (1-6)
6. BYU Cougars (9-0)
BYU is the only 9-0 team in the country after beating North Alabama. The Cougars’ lousy schedule will hold them back and they will need several things to go their way to get into the top four.
This week: BYE
7. Texas A&M Aggies (5-1)
While their game against Ole Miss was canceled, Texas A&M has a big win over Florida and has only lost to Alabama so far this season.
This week: vs. LSU Tigers (3-3)
8. Florida Gators (6-1)
A win over Vanderbilt doesn’t do much for Florida, but the Gators can win out and beat Alabama in the SEC Championship for a chance in the CFP.
This week: vs. Kentucky Wildcats (2-5)
Next Four Out
9. Northwestern Wildcats (5-0)
The Northwestern defense is for real, as they gave Wisconsin fits all day. It looks like Northwestern will represent the Big Ten West in the Big Ten Championship game and control their own destiny.
This week: at Michigan State Spartans (1-3)
10. Coastal Carolina (8-0)
Coastal Carolina has weathered the toughest games in the Sun Belt as they have just defeated Appalachian State. With a win over a power 5 team in Kansas and a win over a ranked Louisiana team, Coastal has the tough games behind them.
This week: at Texas State Bobcats (2-9)
11. Marshall Thundering Herd (7-0)
Their game this week against Charlotte was postponed due to COVID. Marshall has stayed undefeated this season and will be hoping that some of the group of five teams ahead of them lose games so they can get into a New Year’s Six Bowl.
This week: BYE
12. Miami Hurricanes (7-1)
Miami’s only loss on the season came against Clemson. Unfortunately for the Hurricanes, Notre Dame and Clemson look like they will be playing in the ACC Championship Game, which will limit some of their opportunities.
This week: BYE
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