22. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (6-0)
Coastal Carolina is in the College Football Playoff if … absolutely everything goes weird.
Beating Kansas as the one win over a Power Five program isn’t enough to move any needle, but after ripping through last season – and with the team hangin 50+ on the board every time out now – it could be in the discussion for a moment if it wins everything and there are three or more multi-loss Power Five champions.
It’s all going to go wrong against … the College Football Playoff committee. Coastal Carolina will go 13-0 – if it gets by the road game at Appalachian State this week – and it still won’t register a College Football Playoff blip. However …
Will Coastal Carolina get into the College Football Playoff? Not a chance, but if Cincinnati and SMU both lose, it’ll likely be first in line to get the New Year’s Six bowl cookie the CFP throws the Group of Five.
Ranking the teams alive for the College Football Playoff
UTSA | San Diego State | Coastal Carolina
SMU | Texas A&M | Auburn | Ole Miss
Notre Dame | Kentucky | Cincinnati
Baylor | Pitt | NC State | Wake Forest
Ohio State | Oregon | Penn State | Iowa
Michigan State | Oklahoma St | Michigan
Alabama | Oklahoma | Georgia
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