The sixth 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 6.
1. LSU Tigers (5-0)
LSU got a big win over a solid Utah State team 42-6. Their win on the road over Texas still looks good, as the Longhorns have only lost that contest. The Tigers will get a chance to knock off Florida this upcoming week to cement their status as the top-ranked team on this list.
This week: vs. Florida Gators (6-0)
2. Georgia Bulldogs (5-0)
It wasn’t the prettiest first-half performance, but the Bulldogs stayed undefeated. After beating Notre Dame at home, Georgia has a marquee win and staying undefeated has helped them move to the second spot in these rankings.
This week: vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3)
3. Florida Gators (6-0)
Florida came away from this weekend as the big winners. They defeated Auburn at home, as backup quarterback Kyle Trask played through an injury to help deliver the win. They now have a big win on their resume and are still undefeated.
This week: at LSU Tigers (5-0)
4. Wisconsin Badgers (5-0)
There were not any problems for Wisconsin against Kent State this weekend. Their win over Michigan looks a lot better now that the Wolverines defeated Iowa. Wisconsin is on a roll and should take that into the rest of Big Ten play.
This week: vs. Michigan State Spartans (4-2)
First Four Out
5. Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0)
The Buckeyes still look like one of the best teams in the country and now have a ranked win under their belt after winning in their primetime matchup against Michigan State. Their win over Cincinnati also is of good quality, as the Bearcats defeated UCF this weekend.
This week: BYE
6. Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0)
Alabama was idle this weekend, but still stays within range of the top four. They still haven’t played a lot of great teams, but that will start coming up soon.
This week: at Texas A&M Aggies (3-2)
7. Oklahoma Sooners (5-0)
The Sooners started off slowly against Kansas, but finally ran up the score, winning 45-20. While they are undefeated, they don’t have a signature win yet. That will change starting this week.
This week: vs. Texas Longhorns (4-1)
8. Clemson Tigers (5-0)
Clemson’s win over Texas A&M isn’t looking as good as when it happened, but the Tigers still haven’t lost. They can’t afford to lose in the ACC, as their CFP status will be up in the air if that happens.
This week: vs. Florida State Seminoles (3-2)
Next Four Out
9. Auburn Tigers (5-1)
Auburn did not play well in the swamp and have fallen in the rankings as a result. Their history so far this season shouldn’t be forgotten, as they still have key wins over Oregon, Texas A&M and Tulane. They’ll face a gauntlet of a schedule the rest of the way.
This week: BYE
10. Boise State Broncos (5-0)
A win over UNLV won’t gain any respect, but Boise State has been the best group of five team this season. They defeated Florida State earlier this season, which goes along with decent wins over Marshall and Air Force. The number of quality wins they can get is limited the rest of the way, but if chaos strikes, their ranking could improve.
This week: vs. Hawaii Warriors (4-1)
11. Michigan Wolverines (4-1)
Michigan looked awful for the first few weeks of the season, but got a huge win over Iowa this week. That will bolster their CFP case, but there is still a long way to go before the Wolverines will be taken seriously.
This week: at Illinois Illini (2-3)
12. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-1)
The Fighting Irish took care of business against Bowling Green. Their only loss is still a close one to Georgia, which isn’t that bad. They do have a solid win over Virginia, but they’ll need bigger wins if they want to make the CFP.
This week: vs. USC Trojans (3-2)
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