The seventh week of the college football season is in the books. Each week the performance of the teams on the field can be looked at to see who is in the best position to make the College Football Playoff. Note that this bracketology will only take into consideration what happened on the field, so teams who played tough games will be ranked high. Conversely hyped up teams who haven’t played tough games yet, will likely be unranked or ranked lowly on the list until there is a solid sample size. Here is the College Football Playoff bracketology October 13.
1. LSU Tigers (6-0)
The Tigers took care of business yet again, this time defeating seventh-ranked Florida. With their wins over Florida and Texas there is no doubt that LSU is the most battle-tested team in the country. They will face some tough SEC West teams down the stretch, but have already started the season off well.
This week: at Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-3)
2. Oklahoma Sooners (6-0)
Oklahoma was rolling through the competition, but hadn’t played anyone. Now that they beat Texas on a neutral field, they have jumped into top four. They pass the eye test too, as the offense looks great and the defense looks much improved from last season.
This week: vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (3-3)
3. Wisconsin Badgers (6-0)
They may not be the most talented team in the country, but Wisconsin is taking care of business. A 38-0 win over Michigan State does nothing but help their case to be in the CFP. Their win over Michigan still carries their resume with more tough games on the schedule coming up.
This week: at Illinois Fighting Illini (2-4)
4. Penn State Nittany Lions (6-0)
It was an ugly 17-12 win over Iowa this week for the Nittany Lions. They take a significant jump into these rankings, as they are undefeated and now have a solid win under their belts. Before this week, their best win was over Pitt.
This week: vs. Michigan Wolverines (5-1)
First Four Out
5. Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0)
The Buckeyes were off this week after starting the season 6-0. Through six games, they certainly look like one of the best teams in the country. They have a solid win over Cincinnati, a team that continues to win games and climb the rankings.
This week: at Northwestern Wildcats (1-4)
6. Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0)
Alabama beat a ranked Texas A&M team, but the Aggies are slowly fading closer to a team that will finish the season with about six or seven wins. Alabama still is playing like a top team, but just haven’t had to prove themselves yet this season.
This week: vs. Tennessee Volunteers (2-4)
7. Clemson Tigers (6-0)
There were quite a few quality teams who were off this week, including Clemson. They are undefeated and have a lot of talent. The problem with them is they likely won’t have one marquee win by the time the season ends, as the ACC is looking pretty weak.
This week: at Louisville Cardinals (4-2)
8. Baylor Bears (6-0)
Baylor has put themselves in great position to steal a bid to the Big 12 Championship Game if Texas or Oklahoma slips up. They are still undefeated after holding strong against Texas Tech in overtime. Kansas State, Iowa State and Texas Tech are all decent wins, but Baylor needs to start winning really big games to move up this list further.
This week: at Oklahoma State Cowboys
Next Four Out
9. Boise State Broncos (6-0)
In week 1, Boise State defeated Florida State to start off the year well. Since that point, the Broncos have continued to knock off quality teams. They have wins over Marshall, Air Force, UNLV (who just defeated Vanderbilt) and Hawaii. Their chances of making the CFP are very slim, but they still deserve this ranking as they have beaten some tough teams.
This week: at BYU Cougars (2-4)
10. Florida Gators (6-1)
Florida may have lost, but they played well against LSU in the swamp. Their win over Miami looks better now that Miami beat Virginia on Friday night. The biggest win for the Gators is still over Auburn, who has just one loss this year.
This week: at South Carolina Gamecocks (3-3)
11. Auburn Tigers (5-1)
The Tigers lost to Florida then were on bye this week. They still got some help, as some teams ahead of them lost. Auburn has quality wins over Oregon and Tulane and will have plenty of opportunities to add to those later this season.
This week: at Arkansas Razorbacks (2-4)
12. Georgia Bulldogs (5-1)
Georgia played one of their worst games in recent memory and were defeated by South Carolina. This loss is much like Ohio State’s losses over the last few years. They can still make the CFP, but they need to be flawless the rest of the way and get some major help. The Bulldogs shouldn’t worry about this ranking, but rather fixing what is wrong before the schedule gets even tougher.
This week: vs. Kentucky Wildcats (3-3)
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