College Football Playoff Picture – November 16, 2014

And the weekly shake up did not disappoint.  We knew a top 5 team would lose when Miss State went to Alabama for a huge game in the SEC West picture.  Alabama wins the game to control their own destiny now.  Auburn have basically knocked themselves out of the picture now.  TCU after one week of looking at playoff contenders now look like pretenders.  Florida State remained undefeated by the hair of their chinny chin chin.  So what are my predicted rankings coming on Tuesday?

College Football Playoff Rankings – November 16, 2014

  1. Florida State
  2. Alabama
  3. Oregon
  4. Miss State
  5. TCU
  6. Baylor
  7. Ohio State
  8. Ole Miss
  9. UCLA
  10. Georgia

So I think Florida State jumps over Oregon for the number 1 slot.  Why?  Because those members voting for Miss State as #1 will be a bit dispersed.  I think enough vote for FSU just because they are undefeated.  Then I think the Alabama Crimson Tide jump to #2 over Oregon.  I think the bye week hurts Oregon, but it really won’t matter if they keep winning.  I think the Miss State loss would have dropped them out of the playoffs if TCU does their job, but they really struggled.  I think that costs TCU a spot for now.  It will really cost them as Baylor continues to creep higher and higher, and the head to head game will start taking a toll.

Ohio State is sitting in a really good position right now.  Another team sitting in a potentially great position?  Georgia.  They need Missouri to lose in order to clinch the East.  If they do, then Georgia go to a SEC championship game against a potentially top 5 team.  If teams loss in front of them (like it always happens the last few years) then Georgia could be finding a way into the playoff.

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