Last week, the selection committee and the AP voters ranked two-loss Louisiana State above Ohio State, and it seems likely that this week, the committee will join the AP in slotting Central Florida above them.
With Alabama, Clemson, and Notre Dame facing unranked opponents, the best chance for the playoff picture to change comes in the rankings right behind these team. This is the first season that Syracuse has been ranked in the playoff rankings, reaching as high as 12 before its 33-point loss to the Fighting Irish.
Here are some of the reactions to this latest development. Saturday starts off with MI going to play at Ohio State, picks up with LSU at Texas A&M in the evening, and finishes off with Utah State and Boise State as the nightcap. Let's look at what has to happen for the Knights to make it in to the final foursome. If the Wolverines beat the Buckeyes and finish with just one loss - at Notre Dame back in September - could the committee leave them out of the playoff?
And Georgia will host Georgia Tech (7-4). And Alabama and Georgia will contest the Southeastern Conference title in Atlanta. LSU 8. Washington State 9. The week kicks off early with Oklahoma against West Virginia and Washington against Washington State on Friday night.
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They still remain behind a rampant Manchester City however, as the champions ran out 4-0 winners at the London Stadium. With Chelsea looking lethargic, Kane blasted Tottenham's second from long-range in the 16th minute.
The College Football Playoff National Championship Game is slated to be played on Monday, Jan. 7, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
So whom does the committee leave out?