If the season ended right now, what would the College Football Playoff rankings be?
If the season ended at this very moment and the College Football Playoff committee had to make their call, who’d be in the tournament? Who’d be left out, and what would the CFP top 25 be?
Based only on what has happened so far and what the committee would have to work with – who has the big wins? – here’s what the rankings would look like.
Remember, beating great teams matters – it’s based on schedule and big wins so far. If the world ended right now, it would have to be …
2016 College Football Playoff After Week 2 Would Be …
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
1. Alabama vs. 4. Wisconsin
2. Florida State vs. 3. Houston
2016 College Football Playoff Rankings After Week 2 Would Be …
The win over USC and the utter dominance against a dangerous Western Kentucky would put the Crimson Tide No. 1. The CFP can go by looks and appearances, too. There’s no real other choice.
2. Florida State
The win over Ole Miss would be just enough to go along with the perception that the Seminoles are just that good. A win over Louisville on the road could make FSU No. 1.
The CFP committee doesn’t care or use any other rankings, but the way Houston beat No. 3 Oklahoma – at least according to those other polls – makes it the most impressive victory of the season so far by anyone.
Again, preseason rankings don’t matter to the CFP, but LSU was the preseason No. 6 team in the Coaches Poll and No. 5 in the AP. The Badgers, technically, have the second-best win by anyone so far this year. Destroying Akron wouldn’t hurt.