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 September 27.
1. Miami Hurricanes (3-0)
Miami has a solid resume and has passed the eye test early in the season. This weekend they destroyed their rivals, Florida State, 52-10. This follows their wins over Louisville and UAB. They will hope to give Clemson a run this year in the ACC.
This week: Bye
2. Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-0)
LSU may not be the team they were last year, but the Bulldogs still have one of the most impressive wins of the season already. Mississippi State passed for over 600 yards thanks to quarterback K.J. Costello. They were able to score 44 points to LSU’s 34. Mike Leach has a squad to watch in the SEC.
This week: vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (0-1)
3. Auburn Tigers (1-0)
It took a while, but Auburn pulled away from a ranked Kentucky team. Auburn showed playmaking ability on offense and their defense really improved in the second half. It’s early, but Auburn has a good win already.
This week: at Georgia Bulldogs (1-0)
4. Pittsburgh Panthers (3-0)
Pitt got up on early on Louisville and then they held on to win 23-20. It was a ranked win for the Panthers, who look good just a few weeks into the season. They also beat Syracuse and blew out Austin Peay. The early ACC schedule helps Pitt rank in the top four for now.
This week: vs. NC State Wolfpack (1-1)
First Four Out
5. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (3-0)
Their upset of Iowa State looks better now that the Cyclones beat TCU this weekend. The Ragin’ Cajuns have had two straight close games in the Sun Belt, but have come away with wins over Georgia State and Georgia Southern. They will likely continue to slide in these rankings as more of the teams from bigger conferences start playing better games.
This week: BYE
6. Cincinnati Bearcats (2-0)
Cincinnati got a ranked win over Army, even if it didn’t look good. They won 24-10, which follows up their 55-20 over Austin Peay. The Bearcats are a darkhorse pick to make the College Football Playoff and this win will aid them in that.
This week: vs. USF Bulls (1-1)
7. BYU Cougars (2-0)
On Labor Day, BYU played a complete football game against Navy, winning 55-3. Navy has gone on to play solidly, so it makes the win better for BYU. This week they beat Troy 48-7. BYU has a good team this year. It’s unfortunate, but their schedule will hold them back down the stretch.
This week: vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-0)
8. Marshall Thundering Herd (2-0)
Marshall still has one of the few ranked wins of the season with their victory over Appalachian State. They also beat Eastern Kentucky 59-0, but they have two games already that have been postponed.
This week: BYE
Next Four Out
9. UCF Knights (2-0)
In their season opener, UCF defeated Georgia Tech, who was coming off of a win over Florida State. This week, UCF really flexed their muscles with a 51-28 win over East Carolina. They, along with Cincinnati, look like they could be trouble in the AAC.
This week: vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (0-1)
10. Clemson Tigers (2-0)
Clemson was off this week. They have wins over the Citadel and Wake Forest already this season. If preseason rankings came into play in these rankings, Clemson would be at the top. They just haven’t played good teams yet. It’ll happen soon.
This week: vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1-0)
11. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-0)
The Fighting Irish were set to play Wake Forest this weekend, but the game was postponed due to COVID. They do have wins over USF and Duke though and look like they will win a lot of games in the ACC.
This week: BYE
12. Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0)
Alabama got up big in the first half over Missouri and the game was only remotely close because Missouri scored touchdowns in garbage time. The Crimson Tide look good, but still have to replace a lot of players from last year’s team.
This week: vs. Texas A&M Aggies (1-0)
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