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College Football Playoff Committee Rankings: Game of the Century Fallout Edition

Week 2 upcoming!

LSU v Alabama Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Welp. Here we are — Alabama’s playoff fate is out of its hands. So, all we can do now is wait and see what the committee thinks of advanced performance metrics (where Alabama is 2nd and 3rd in the SP+ and FPI) and eyeballs (4th in both polls) vs. its own rankings.

Here’s what we predict for tonight. Feel free to leave your own below and/or meltdown and react accordingly.


  • 1- LSU
  • 2-Ohio State
  • 3- Clemson
  • 4- Georgia
  • 5- Alabama
  • 6- Minnesota


  • 1) LSU.
  • 2) anOSU.
  • 3) Clempson.
  • 4) Bama
  • 5.) UGA
  • 6)Baylor


  • LSU
  • Ohio State
  • Clemson
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Minnie

The big issue hanging over UGA is that sad home loss to South Carolina (4-6). Alabama beat that same team by 24 in Columbia. Sure, Georgia has good wins over Notre Dame and Florida but they haven’t looked great doing so. The committee will respect the fight the Tide had in them against LSU. And if you have one loss, it better be to the top-ranked team. For #6, I was torn between Minnesota and Oregon. I give the G-Gophers the nod since their win over Penn State is better than anything the Ducks have done.


  1. LSU
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Georgia
  5. Alabama
  6. Oregon

You could just as easily slot Oklahoma or Utah or Minnesota or Baylor here at 6 — they’re all fungible, TBH.


  • 1. Ohio State
  • 2- LSU
  • 3- Clemson
  • 4- Georgia
  • 5- Alabama
  • 6- Oregon

I really grappled with the first two spots and 4/5. It’s possible that the committee bumps LSU up to 1 after beating #3, but the Buckeyes have maintained consistent dominance and are easily #1 in almost all advanced metrics. The #4 and #5 slots don’t really matter much since Alabama needs LSU to beat Georgia either way, but I think the committee gives Georgia the nod for now based on defense. I’m not sure that defense has really been tested against a great passing offense yet, but that’s another story for another day.