College Football Playoff Current Standings

College Football Playoff Current Standings

Cole Paganelli
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Heading into Week 11 of the season, things are really starting to heat up around the country. The first College Football Playoff rankings came out prior to the Week 10 action, and another updated rankings will be out tonight.

It can be fun to follow along with the updated rankings each week, but things can always change at any point of the year. Prior to the Week 10 slate of games, here is how the Top-8 of the rankings looked:

1. Tennessee Volunteers

2. Ohio State Buckeyes

3. Georgia Bulldogs

4. Clemson Tigers

5. Michigan Wolverines

6. Alabama Crimson Tide

7. TCU Horned Frogs

8. Oregon Ducks

Being in the top eight for the first rankings doesn’t guarantee that a team will be in the College Football Playoff, but it is a good place to start. These are some of the biggest names in college football, including the Ohio State Buckeyes.

There were some big questions when the first rankings were released, especially related to Michigan and TCU. Many questioned Michigan being ranked behind Clemson based on performance to begin the year, and undefeated TCU wasn’t getting a ton of respect with the initial ranking.

Big Shake-Up Coming

The second version of the College Football Playoff rankings is going to be interesting as there were some big upsets that took place in Week 10. We will have a new number-one team in the country when the new rankings come out tonight, and that is where the debate is going to start.

The Georgia Bulldogs upset the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday afternoon, and there is a good chance that they will take over the top spot. Ohio State also remained undefeated with a win in Week 11, but the Buckeyes had a tough time getting past Northwestern.

Clemson also suffered a blowout loss to Notre Dame in Week 10, and that’s going to cause a new team to join the top four. Alabama is another team that cost itself a chance to play for a title after losing to LSU on Saturday night.

There are some years in which the College Football Playoff rankings don’t change much, but that won’t be the case this year.

Lots of Time Left

There are still a couple of weeks left in the college football regular season, and conference championships have to take place as well. There is so much time left that these rankings could look much different when the final list is revealed. 

Every team that is going to be in the next rankings is going to have some big games remaining, and nothing is guaranteed. Ohio State is in that group as well as the Buckeyes still have to host Michigan and then hopefully have a date in the Big Ten Championship Game.

Georgia has already faced the toughest SEC opponents, but they will have to play a great team from the SEC West in the conference championship game. Assuming TCU moves up in the Top Four, the Horned Frogs have a couple of tough Big 12 matchups remaining.

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