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 is 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 6.
1. Georgia Bulldogs (9-0)
Georgia handled Tennessee pretty easily and have vaulted themselves to the top of the rankings. With wins over Oregon and Tennessee, Georgia has the best case for the top spot with three regular season games left.
This week: at Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-3)
2. Ohio State Buckeyes (9-0)
It wasn’t a great performance in the bad weather against Northwestern, but the Buckeyes won. The win should be good enough to keep them at the second spot, even if they did play poorly.
This week: vs. Indiana Hoosiers (3-6)
3. Michigan Wolverines (9-0)
Michigan started slow, but finished strong against Rutgers. With other teams losing, the Wolverines move up in the ranking. The loser of the Ohio State/Michigan game could be alive to make the CFP after the results in week 10.
This week: vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-6)
4. TCU Horned Frogs (9-0)
This week TCU defeated Texas Tech for a decent win. With some upsets, TCU will likely jump into the top four or five this week. After many were upset with the Horned Frogs’ ranking in the initial CFP rankings, the committee may leave TCU just outside the playoff.
This week: at Texas Longhorns (6-3)
First Four Out
5. Tennessee Volunteers (8-1)
Tennessee suffered their first loss of the season on the road at Georgia. With other results from the week, Tennessee may still be able to make the CFP without winning the SEC East and with their one loss. They still have plenty of quality wins and just need to win three more games, ones they should be favored in, to stay in contention.
This week: vs. Missouri Tigers (4-5)
6. Oregon Ducks (8-1)
Ever since losing the season-opener to Georgia, Oregon has been on fire. They defeated Colorado this weekend, which keeps them in contention, even if it isn’t a quality win.
This week: vs. Washington Huskies (7-2)
7. LSU Tigers (7-2)
LSU pulled the upset off against Alabama in overtime to move their record to 7-2. There has never been a two-loss team in the College Football Playoff, but if chaos happens, LSU could be the team to change that. Back to back wins over Ole Miss and Alabama really helps their ranking.
This week: at Arkansas Razorbacks (5-4)
8. USC Trojans (8-1)
The Trojans are quietly staying alive and winning games in the Pac-12. It wasn’t a great performance against Cal, but at this rate, winning is staying alive.
This week: vs. Colorado Buffaloes (1-8)
Next Four Out
9. Clemson Tigers (8-1)
Losing to Notre Dame on the road will drop Clemson several spots. What makes thing worse, is now they’ll need some help to make the College Football Playoff. All they can do is win out and hope other teams lose.
This week: vs. Louisville Cardinals (6-3)
10. Alabama Crimson Tide (7-2)
Alabama has a very talented team, but they are likely out of the College Football Playoff race. With losses to LSU and Tennessee, who are both ahead of them in the rankings now, it would take a small miracle for them to make it. Crazier things have happened, but Alabama should look forward to a New Year’s Six Bowl game.
This week: at Ole Miss Rebels (8-1)
11. Ole Miss Rebels (8-1)
While they were on a bye, a lot happened. With LSU beating Alabama, Ole Miss just needs a Tigers’ loss and to win out and they will be in the SEC Championship Game with a chance to take a spot in the College Football Playoff. That is easier said than done, but the chance is still alive.
This week: vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (7-2)
12. UCLA Bruins (8-1)
UCLA defeated Arizona State this week to keep their hopes alive. They will need to win out, which includes defeating USC in the regular season, then beat Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship to have any chance.
This week: vs. Arizona Wildcats (3-6)
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