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College Football Playoff Ranking Open Thread

Live at 6:00 CST/7:00 EST on ESPN, see where Alabama fares.

Heather Dinnich, Danny Kanell, Joey Galloway? WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?*

Still, things are looking good for Alabama going into the back-nine of its schedule. Just that one performance made one helluva' difference from a national perspective. Still, talking heads are sanguine, and as Alabama fans, we should be very excited tonight.

You can read this ESPN piece for a reasonable opinion on the contenders (and watch the video if you want to smash your laptop)

The case for every contender for the top four in College Football Playoff Committee rankings

ALABAMA: Why they deserve a spot in the top four: They've answered most every question since losing at home to Ole Miss in September. Jake Coker solidified his hold of the QB position and has limited turnovers. Derrick Henry has emerged as a Heisman Trophy contender at tailback. And the defense -- what can we say about arguably the most dominant defense in the country? The front seven is stifling and the secondary is as stingy as they come. After beating LSU convincingly at home on Saturday, the toughest test of the regular season appears to be over. If Alabama wins out, it's comfortably in the final group of four.

My four for this week are: 1. Clemson, 2. Alabama, 3. Ohio State, 4. Notre Dame. Who do you got?


*everything, obviously.