College Football Playoff Rankings Prediction Top 5 Projection
5. Florida Gators 7-1
Last Week College Football Playoff Ranking: 6
The Case For This Spot: The Gators continue to roll since the loss to Texas A&M. All seven wins were against SEC teams and by double-digits, including last week’s 34-10 victory over Kentucky. It’s simple – beat Tennessee and LSU, win the SEC championship over Alabama, and get in.
Up Next: at Tennessee
4. Texas A&M Aggies 6-1
Last Week College Football Playoff Ranking: 5
The Case For This Spot: There isn’t much to get excited about after the listless – at least offensively – 20-7 win over LSU, but the win over Florida keeps looking amazing, and the one loss to Alabama on the road – even in a blowout – still acceptable.
Up Next: at Auburn
3. Clemson Tigers 8-1
Last Week College Football Playoff Ranking: 3
The Case For This Spot: The committee liked the body of work enough to give the Tigers the No. 3 spot last week, and there’s no reason to think any differently after a 52-17 win over Pitt with Trevor Lawrence back.
Up Next: at Virginia Tech
2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 9-0
Last Week College Football Playoff Ranking: 2
The Case For This Spot: So the win over Clemson wasn’t good enough for you? Beating a strong North Carolina on the road cemented the No. 2 spot for now.
Up Next: Syracuse
1. Alabama Crimson Tide 8-0
Last Week College Football Playoff Ranking: 1
The Case For This Spot: There’s no other choice. There’s no more dominant team in college football, rolling through every game by double-digits against all SEC teams. The Tide won its last three games – including last week against Auburn – by a combined score of 146-16
Up Next: at LSU