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 October 18.
1. Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0)
Alabama took care of business and pulled away from Georgia in the second half. It is the most impressive win of the college football season and the Crimson Tide also have a win over Texas A&M. They sure look like they will be in the CFP when the season ends.
This week: at Tennessee Volunteers (2-2)
2. Clemson Tigers (5-0)
The term blow out probably isn’t enough to describe Clemson’s 73-7 win over Georgia Tech this week. Their win over Miami from last week is great and the Tigers certainly look like one of the best teams in the country.
This week: vs. Syracuse Orange (1-4)
3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0)
Notre Dame did not look good in their 12-7 win over Louisville, but without Big Ten or Pac-12 teams playing yet, the Fighting Irish move up to the third spot. They haven’t notched a very impressive win yet this season, but they will get their chance soon.
This week: at Pittsburgh Panthers (3-3)
4. Georgia Bulldogs (3-1)
The Bulldogs may have lost to Alabama, but they shouldn’t drop too far in the polls because of it. Alabama pulled away in the second half, but Georgia is still a solid team that just needs better quarterback play. Their wins over Auburn and Tennessee look
This week: BYE
First Four Out
5. Cincinnati Bearcats (3-0)
Their game may have been postponed due to COVID, but Cincinnati looks like they could push for a playoff spot this season. They have a ranked win over Army, which will help, but they will likely slide down these polls while the Big Ten and Pac-12 teams get started.
This week: at SMU Mustangs (5-0)
6. BYU Cougars (5-0)
BYU got a solid win over Houston, where they earned some style points. The Cougars are a long-shot to make the CFP because of their weak schedule, but if they keep winning, they may have a case.
This week: vs. Texas State Bobcats (1-4)
7. Marshall Thundering Herd (4-0)
The Thundering Herd kept their undefeated season alive with a win over Louisiana Tech this week. After already defeating a ranked Appalachian State team, it looks like Marshall will continue to be a tough team to beat.
This week: vs. Florida Atlantic Owls (1-0)
8. SMU Mustangs (5-0)
It may have taken overtime, but the Mustangs stayed undefeated by beating Tulane 37-34. Their win over Memphis looks better now that the Tigers defeated UCF. Now, they get a chance for a huge win over Cincinnati this week.
This week: vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (3-0)
Next Four Out
9. Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-0)
The Cowboys had their game against Baylor postponed due to COVID. They do have wins over Tulsa, Kansas and West Virginia, but they have a long way to go to build up their case to be in the CFP.
This week: vs. Iowa State Cyclones (3-1)
10. Texas A&M Aggies (3-1)
Texas A&M beat Mississippi State 28-14 this week. They still have the good win over Florida and their only loss is to Alabama.
This week: BYE
11. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (4-0)
The Chanticleers got the upset victory over Louisiana to become the only undefeated Sun Belt team. In addition to their ranked-win over the Ragin’ Cajuns, Coastal Carolina also upset Kansas this season.
This week: vs. Georgia Southern Eagles (3-1)
12. Miami Hurricanes (4-1)
Miami rebounded from their loss to Clemson to defeat Pittsburgh 31-19. They have four wins and look like they can win the majority of the games remaining on their schedule.
This week: vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1-3)
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