College Football Playoff Rankings Prediction Top 20 Projection
20. Tulsa Golden Hurricane 4-1
The lone loss was a close 16-7 battle against Oklahoma State, and wins over UCF on the road and SMU at home will look terrific overall. The problem will be that loss to OSU – it’s a barrier to get past several other teams, starting with, of course …
Up Next: Tulane
19. Oklahoma State Cowboys 5-1
The call is that Oklahoma State loses to Oklahoma next week. If it doesn’t, then move the Cowboys into the top ten in the College Football Playoff ranking projections, and move Tulsa WAY up as well. There isn’t a great win over
Up Next: at Oklahoma
18. Oklahoma Sooners 5-2
The committee takes the entire body of work into account, but it’s not like the old BCS days when a game played yesterday means as much as a game played in Week 1. The call is a win over Oklahoma State coming up, giving the Sooners the momentum of a five-game winning streak that includes a victory over Texas.
Up Next: Oklahoma State
17. Marshall Thundering Herd 7-0
The strength of schedule is going to be awful, but the win over Appalachian State is fine, and the team has been totally dominant. The committee will be looking at an 8-0 team after next week that will have won all its games by double-digits.
Up Next: Charlotte
16. Oregon Ducks 2-0
Like USC, Oregon’s ranking will change quickly as soon as it has more wins to get excited about. The wins over Stanford and Washington State were good – both by double digits – but the committee will want to see more of them. The eye test will take over here.
Up Next: UCLA
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