MI moves into top four of College Football Playoff rankings

MI moves into top four of College Football Playoff rankings

MI moves into top four of College Football Playoff rankings

Unanimous No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame remained unchanged, and No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Georgia and No. 6 Oklahoma each moved up a spot.

On the outside looking in begins with No. 5 Georgia, No. 6 Oklahoma and after that it gets a little interesting. Those three teams have a combined record of 20-7 (No. 3 LSU, No. 9 Kentucky, No. 11 Florida). The following week they host Kansas, who is 3-6, and lost to teams such as Nicholls State and Iowa State. Boston College will control its own destiny if it can pull off the upset. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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Utah State's only crime is that it's a Group of Five school, and if we start putting too many Group of Five schools in the CFP Rankings (there are two, compared to four in both the AP and Coaches Polls) then we might run the risk of giving teams like UCF too much credibility and leverage when it comes to how we rank them.

As the calendar for the college football world turned to November last week, the teams still in the conversation for a spot in the College Football Playoff watched as we had our first rankings to show where the teams stand in the eyes of the "completely objective" committee tasked with picking the best SEC... It won't take more than one or two mild upsets to have the selection committee sifting through a bunch of two-loss teams to fill the final playoff spot. Remember Michigan still plays Ohio State in the last regular-season game. However, the Buckeyes should be in a position to get into the Playoff if they can win out. From the very start of the season, just about everybody associated with college football predicted Alabama and Georgia would meet in the SEC title game, a rematch of last season's national championship game.

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UCLA did the Sooners no favor by being awful and depriving Oklahoma of a quality nonconference victory. In a brash move, the Mountaineers coach chose to go for the two-point conversion and the win against Texas on Saturday rather than settle for the game-tying extra point and overtime. The Mountaineers do have a victory against Tennessee on a neutral field. Wazzu's loss was by three on the road to an unranked 5-4 USC team.

The Knights stayed at No. 12 after beating Temple 52-40 last week.

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