Every college football fan knows what the CFP Selection Committee is. They select the four best teams for a college football playoff based off of the eye test, strength of schedule, records, wins over common opponents, and conference championships. The first edition of the rankings will come out later tonight at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN, and that marks the date when it becomes time for fans to map out their team’s road to the playoff. CFB Experts across the world will be doing the same all throughout November and will be waiting to see who gets in when the final four teams are revealed on the morning of Sunday, December 2nd. But since last season, Pro Sports Fandom’s CFB writers formed their own committee, “The PSF CFB Playoff Committee”, where we will create our own averaged CFB playoff rankings from a panel of 6-8 experts. Your favorite college football guys at PSF are teaming up each week to bring you our very own rankings. After a huge week 9 of the regular season in college football, here is the third edition of the PSF Committee CFB Playoff rankings!
But first, check out all of the writers who contributed to our rankings on Twitter:
- Tristan Beckmann (@TBeckmann24)
- Travis Calvin (@GSPTCal)
- Chris Chastain (@ChrisC_01)
- Ian Cusick (@IanMCusick)
- Eric Jensen (@eric18utah)
- Heath Kyser (@RollCubsRoll)
- Brian Willis (@RealBrianWillis)
- Tim (@obstructedview2)
Now let’s check out our newest edition of these rankings!
College Football Playoff Rankings presented by the PSF Committee:
1. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0)
Best Wins: VS. #25 Texas A&M.
Big Games Left: @ #4 LSU, VS. #21 Mississippi State, VS. Auburn.
Highest: 1st (ALL)
Lowest: 1st (ALL)
2. Clemson Tigers (8-0)
Best Wins: @ #25 Texas A&M, VS. #22 Syracuse, NC State.
Big Games Left: @ #24 Boston College.
Highest: 2nd (ALL)
Lowest: 2nd (ALL)
3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-0)
Best Wins: @ Virginia Tech, VS. Stanford, VS. #5 Michigan.
Big Games Left: @ Northwestern, @ USC.
Highest: 3rd (Beckmann, Kyser, Willis, Obstructed)
Lowest: 5th (Cusick)
4. LSU Tigers (7-1)
Best Wins: VS. #6 Georgia, VS. Miami (FL), @ Auburn.
Big Games Left: VS. #21 Mississippi State, VS. #1 Alabama, @ #25 Texas A&M.
Highest: 3rd (Calvin, Chastain, Cusick, Jensen)
Lowest: 5th (Obstructed)
5. Michigan Wolverines (7-1)
Best Wins: VS. Wisconsin, @ Michigan State.
Big Games Left: VS. #14 Penn State, @ #8 Ohio State.
Highest: 4th (Cusick, Obstructed)
Lowest: 6th (Willis, Jensen)
6. Georgia Bulldogs (7-1)
Best Wins: @ South Carolina, VS. #13 Florida.
Big Games Left: @ #11 Kentucky.
Highest: 4th (Willis)
Lowest: 7th (Jensen)
7. Oklahoma Sooners (7-1)
Best Wins: @ Iowa State, VS. Baylor.
Big Games Left: @ #12 West Virginia.
Highest: 5th (Jensen)
Lowest: 8th (Cusick, Viewer)
8. UCF Knights (7-0)
Best Wins: NO QUALIFYING WINS.
Big Games Left: NO RANKED OPPONENTS.
Highest: 7th (Cusick, Obstructed)
Lowest: NR (Kyser)
9. Ohio State Buckeyes (7-1)
Best Wins: @ #14 Penn State, @ TCU.
Big Games Left: @ Michigan State, VS. #5 Michigan.
Highest: 8th (Beckmann, Willis)
Lowest: 12th (Kyser)
10. Kentucky Wildcats (7-1)
Best Wins: VS. #21 Mississippi State, @ #13 Florida.
Big Games Left: VS. #6 Georgia.
Highest: 8th (Kyser)
Lowest: 12th (Willis, Obstructed)
11. Washington State Cougars (7-1)
Best Wins: @ Stanford, VS. Oregon, VS. #16 Utah.
Big Games Left: VS. Washington, @ Colorado.
Highest: 9th (Kyser, Viewer)
Lowest: NR (Beckmann, Chastain, Cusick)
12. West Virginia Mountaineers (6-1)
Best Wins: @ Texas Tech.
Big Games Left: VS. #7 Oklahoma, @ #15 Texas.
Highest: 10th (Kyser)
Lowest: NR (Jensen)
Others Receiving Votes:
Texas Longhorns (6-2) (3 votes)
Florida Gators (6-2) (1 vote)
Utah Utes (6-2) (1 vote)