College Football Playoff Picture – November 2, 2014

So if you were mad last week when the CFP Committee put 3 SEC teams in the playoff picture, you were mad over nothing.  Considering that 4 of the top 6 teams were going to be playing each other over the next few weeks (*knocking each other out over the next few weeks*), we knew the picture would be changing just after the first week.

College Football Playoff Trophy

College Football Playoff Trophy

But some really interesting questions will be answered by the committee this Tuesday when they release their second playoff picture.

Where does a two loss Ole Miss fall to?   I think arguments could be made that Ole Miss is still deserving to be above Notre Dame in the rankings.  But that doesn’t mean it will happen.  I have a feeling that Ole Miss will be the highest ranked two loss team, just don’t know where that rank will be.

Where (When) does TCU come into the picture?  This weekend is interesting as Alabama will play at LSU and TCU plays against Kansas State.  Both are marque matchups.  Alabama controls its own destiny, win out and you are in.  TCU I think will need some help.  Either in the form of someone losing, or the committee considering that TCU’s schedule and wins are more deserving than Oregon’s schedule and wins.

Will the struggling victory over Navy hurt Notre Dame?  I think that Arizona State’s victory over Utah is clearly a great win.  Also the way Ohio State and Baylor handled business is to be commended.  Notre Dame has just skated by barely beating mediocre teams.  As such, I think they drop further in the rankings.

One thing did not change this year.  Teams are still going to lose late in the year to clear up some of the picture.  Notable teams that lost are Ole Miss, Arizona, Georgia, Utah, West Virginia, and East Carolina.  This will continue to happen this year as I feel college football is spread pretty wide in parody this year.

My College Football Playoff Rankings (Top 10) for Nov.  4th

  1. Miss State
  2. Florida State
  3. Auburn
  4. Oregon
  5. TCU
  6. Alabama
  7. Kansas State
  8. Michigan State
  9. Baylor
  10. Arizona State
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