An in-depth look at MSU in the first College Football Playoff rankings

Georgia tops Alabama in first College Football Playoff rankings

According to the NCAAF writers at RealSport, here is a look at what we can expect when the initial CFP rankings of the season are released.

Undated-In the first College Football Playoff poll, the Georgia Bulldogs are ranked #1 with Alabama 2nd, Notre Dame 3rd and Clemson sitting 4th.

Sporting News took a poll Tuesday afternoon asking which team would be left out of the top four among Notre Dame (7-1), Clemson (7-1), Oklahoma (7-1) and Ohio State (7-1). That Notre Dame game is probably why Georgia is at No. 1 over Alabama.

Although media and coaches' polls have been ranking teams since August, the selection committee's rankings are the ones that count in ultimately deciding which teams qualify for the four-team playoff that determines the national championship. "So I'm focused on our next four games and I could care less about the poll". It's worth noting that ESPN analyst Booger McFarland said if both teams got to the championship game with unbeaten records, the only way both teams make the playoffs is if Alabama wins. Even winning out those games might not be enough to surpass a hypothetical 11-1 Notre Dame team based on how the teams sit now. How did they respond to being the No. 4 team? " In the six games following the Georgia loss, the Irish have knocked off three different teams that are now ranked in the top 25, all by double digits".

This is the fourth season of the playoff, and until now Georgia had been a non-factor in the process.




Penn State and TCU are next on the list despite each having a loss, with undefeated Wisconsin and Miami round out the top 10. A Michigan State upset of Ohio State and/or a NC State upset of Clemson this weekend would be be double whammys for the Irish.

The Sooners arguably have the best win of the 2017 season with their 31-16 victory over Ohio State. Iowa State, 17. USC, 18. They weren't ranked by the committee at any point in 2015 or 2016.

The top four teams in the final CFP rankings will advance to the College Football Playoff, with the top seed facing the No. 4 seed in one semifinal and the Nos.

When the season first started, both the Seminoles and Clemson were ranked in the top five nationally and there was serious talk about the ACC sending BOTH teams to the system this year. Time will tell just how serious of a contender that the Miami Hurricanes are this season.

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