Alabama shouldn't be atop first CFP rankings - and that's OK for Tide

Alabama shouldn't be atop first CFP rankings - and that's OK for Tide

None of the Badgers' eight opponents has sniffed the top 25 this season, and their best win is probably over 5-3 Northwestern, which lost by 24 at Duke.

Tonight, as you are easing into that 10th mini Snickers, you can tune into ESPN at 7 p.m.

Let's take a look at how this could impact the top teams this season as well as my predictions for the initial College Football Playoff rankings. The final rankings are really the only reason a selection committee exists, but the contract between the playoff and ESPN has led to the creation of a weekly ranking show because content must be used to fill air time and inspire debate. The final rankings have the luxury of evaluating conference champions following championship games in each of the power conferences (the Big 12 is returning to the conference championship game format this season).

What better way to spend your Halloween than scouring over the College Football Playoff protocol?

The first batch of rankings compiled by the College Football Playoff's selection committee will be announced tonight, giving college football fans across the country their first glimpse inside the minds of the committee, letting them know how valuable those wins and how detrimental those losses have been.

Though the Southeastern Conference lacks depth, undefeated Alabama and Georgia merit their 1-2 status.

South Florida and Central Florida were supposed to meet in a battle of undefeated teams that would decide the Group of Five spot in the New Year's Six. So of the 19 teams that have been unbeaten at this point over the past three seasons, only 4 of them-that's 21 percent-have finished the regular season unblemished.

The scariest night of the year for LSU, Mississippi State, Mercer, and Auburn will be tonight, however.

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All that said, Georgia could start No. 1 in the first Playoff rankings.

When asked on a couple of occasions on whether he would slot Notre Dame among the top four, Kelly steered clear of hypotheticals. Georgia has another top-25 win over Mississippi State.

Take Ohio State in 2014, the first season of the playoff.

The Nittany Lions' only blemish is that one-point game in Columbus, but they don't have any marquee wins either.

How much does it matter that somebody (in this case, Oklahoma) won on somebody else's field (in this case, Ohio State) in the nascent part of the season?

"I know Georgia is a really good team, and I know Notre Dame", said Kelly, whose Irish lost 20-19 to the Bulldogs on September 9. 3 Oklahoma, 38-31, and then at home against then-No.

Depending on who you listen to, Clemson football could be ranked as high as No. 3 or as low as No. 8.

The Cyclones are ranked No. 14 in the AP Poll and No. 16 in the Coaches Poll. In Ohio State's favor, Oklahoma is ranked inside the Top 10.

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