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College Football Playoff Rankings: What Would They Be After Week 6?

If the season ended right now, after Week 6, what would the College Football Playoff rankings be?

We’re getting close. Now it’s time to really start thinking about what the College Football Playoff rankings would be, and it’s about to get more fun with a slew of big changes including the Houston loss, the Texas A&M, and the big boys establishing themselves even more.

What would the playoff look like if the season ended right now?

It’s about strength of schedule, and big, impressive wins are a big deal. The College Football Playoff rankings as if right now would be …

2016 College Football Playoff After Week 6 Would Be …

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

1. Alabama vs. 4. Ohio State

Fiesta Bowl

2. Clemson vs. 3. Michigan

2016 College Football Playoff Rankings After Week 6 Would Be …

1. Alabama

This isn’t even close to being a slam-dunk. However, the CFP world would love that that the Ole Miss and Arkansas wins were on the road, and the 52-6 victory over a now-hot USC would play up well in the stat-system. At worst, the Crimson Tide would be No. 2, but if they win at Tennessee next week and follow it up with wins over Texas A&M and at Tennessee, this would be the sure-thing, no-doubter No. 1 of No. 1s.

2. Clemson

The CFP committee loved themselves some Clemson last year, and now they’re going to gush over the win over Louisville. Don’t blow off the win over Troy, who hasn’t lost to anyone else, and the victory over Auburn to start the season. The resume is starting to get more and more impressive with NC State and Florida State up next.

3. Michigan

The strength of schedule is now starting to crank up with the wins over Hawaii – who’s on a roll – UCF, Colorado, Penn State and Wisconsin all adding up in a big way. Beating the Badgers was the special moment, and with the way the D is playing, the CFP might put the Wolverines up to two if this keeps up.

4. Ohio State

As great as the team has looked so far, the win over Oklahoma would be devalued by the CFP stat system after the Navy win over Houston. The Buckeyes would get the Four Best Team eye-test love, but they need a strong win again soon. As luck would have it, they get that chance this week at Wisconsin.

5. Washington

6. Texas A&M

7. Louisville

8. Tennessee

9. Wisconsin

10. Nebraska

11. Baylor

12.  Ole Miss

13. Boise State

14. Virginia Tech

15. Arkansas

16. West Virginia

17. North Carolina

18.  Auburn

19. Stanford

20. Houston

21. Georgia

22. Oklahoma

23.  Florida

24. Miami

25. Colorado