In what was perhaps one of the most chaotic and upset-filled college football weekends in recent memory, the College Football Playoff just got more interesting.
With the new set of rankings set to be revealed on Tuesday in primetime, the committee will have the unenviable task of selecting the four most deserving teams after seeing the likes of No.1 Georgia and No.3 Notre Dame get manhandled by the resurgent No.7 Miami Hurricanes and the No.10 Auburn Tigers.
Additionally, you saw No.5 Oklahoma outlast No.6 TCU, No.8 Wisconsin crush No.20 Iowa and an unranked Stanford Cardinal squad upset visiting No.9 Washington.
Herein lies the rub. Who are the four most deserving teams as of right now? While Alabama will likely move up to the top spot in the new set of rankings, is defending champion Clemson better than a red-hot Baker Mayfield and a seemingly unstoppable Oklahoma Sooners offense, that is clicking on all cylinders?
What about the forementioned Hurricanes, who made a loud, brash and emphatic statement that “The U”—complete with their new turnover chain—is back with all of their old-school 90’s style swagger in a 41-8 demolition of their longtime and hated rivals from South Bend.
What about deserving one and two loss teams such as the Horned Frogs, Buckeyes, USC Trojans? What about the next two weeks which will have Ohio State face Michigan, Alabama vs. Auburn on the road, plus likely conference title games featuring the undefeated Badgers facing Ohio State in the B1G title game, the Crimson Tide—or Tigers—likely facing Georgia in Atlanta and the Canes facing the Tigers in the ACC title game.
Also, you will likely get a chance to see TCU vs. Oklahoma Part II down in Dallas in the Big 12 title game.
A lot can happen between now and the final set of rankings, but for now, here is how I see the projected top four spots of the College Football Playoff.
4.) Miami (FL)
—– On the outside still looking in.—-