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 29.
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1. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0)
The Crimson Tide decimated their rivals this week, beating Auburn 42-13. Alabama sure looks like the best team in the country and control their own destiny.
This week: at LSU Tigers (3-4)
2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-0)
Notre Dame got an impressive 31-17 win over North Carolina this week. This adds to their big win over Clemson. If the Fighting Irish win out, they will be in the CFP.
This week: vs. Syracuse Orange (1-9)
3. Clemson Tigers (7-1)
Trevor Lawrence was back for Clemson this week and they got a win over Pittsburgh. The CFP Committee ranked them third in their initial rankings last week, so there is no reason to move them down now.
This week: at Virginia Tech Hokies (4-5)
4. Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0)
Ohio State’s game against Illinois was canceled due to COVID. The Buckeyes have to be careful, because if they miss one more game, they will be ineligible for the Big Ten Championship. The Buckeyes certainly look like one of the four best teams in the country, but can they make the playoff with only a few games played?
This week: at Michigan State Spartans (2-3)
First Four Out
5. Texas A&M Aggies (6-1)
Texas A&M earned a hard-fought win over LSU 20-7. After being ranked fifth last week, Texas A&M will likely stay at the exact same spot.
This week: at Auburn Tigers (5-3)
6. Florida Gators (7-1)
Beating Kentucky won’t do much for Florida. The Gators still can win out and make the CFP if they win the SEC Championship over Alabama.
This week: at Tennessee Volunteers (2-5)
7. Cincinnati Bearcats (8-0)
Cincinnati had their game canceled against Temple due to COVID. They will be hoping for upsets to happen ahead of them for any chance of making the CFP.
This week: BYE
8. Georgia Bulldogs (6-2)
Surprisingly, Georgia was ranked ninth in the initial CFP rankings. They beat South Carolina this week and will likely move up one spot due to Northwestern losing.
This week: vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (0-8)
Next Four Out
9. Miami Hurricanes (7-1)
Miami still has one loss on the season, but the Hurricanes are still on the outside looking in for the ACC Championship. They will need a lot of help to make the CFP, but they look like they can make a New Year’s Six Bowl Game.
This week: BYE
10. Oklahoma Sooners (6-2)
Unfortunately, Oklahoma’s game against West Virginia did not happen this weekend due to COVID. The Sooners have been hot ever since starting the season 1-2. It may be too late to make the CFP, but they can still win the Big 12.
This week: vs. Baylor Bears (2-5)
11. Indiana Hoosiers (5-1)
The Hoosiers lone-loss of the season is still to Ohio State. They defeated Maryland this week, 27-11. Indiana should be ready to play in the Big Ten Championship in case Ohio State has too many games missed due to COVID to qualify.
This week: at Wisconsin Badgers (2-1)
12. Iowa State Cyclones (6-2)
Iowa State beat Texas to take control of the Big 12. Their losses are to Louisiana and to Oklahoma State, but they seem to be the most consistent team in the conference.
This week: vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (5-3)
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