The latest college football playoff rankings are out and in our world of the college football universe only a few things changed this week. There once again are two ranked teams from the Group of Five and that is Western Michigan who moved up two spots and is now 21 and Boise State moved up to the 22nd spot.
San Diego State is not ranked despite having just one loss this year and won in blowout fashion over Hawaii by a score of 55-0. The playoff committee is likely penalizing the Aztecs loss to South Alabama, however the Aztecs have a much more open path to a New Year’s Six Bowl game compared to ranked Boise State who needs help to win a conference title.
It is clear the committee places a lot of stock in quality wins because there are four teams with three losses in the rankings and one of those is 6-3 Florida State who is 18th and ahead of undefeated Western Michigan.
As a reminder there is a lot of football left and these polls will change a lot from week to week, and just look at Texas A&M who was a surprise team to be in the top four over undefeated Washington in the initial poll. The Aggies loss to Texas A&M and no longer in the top four after their loss.
For the Mountain West, as long as Western Michigan keeps winning then the New Year’s Six bid will belong to the MAC.
|Rank||Conference||Last week||Week 10 result|
|1||Alabama, 9-0||SEC||1||W at LSU, 10-0|
|2||Clemson, 9-0||ACC||2||W vs. Syracuse, 54-0|
|3||Michigan, 9-0||Big Ten||3||W vs. Maryland, 59-3|
|4||Washington, 9-0||Pac-12||5||W at Cal, 66-27|
|5||Ohio State, 8-1||Big Ten||6||W vs. Nebraska, 62-3|
|6||Louisville, 8-1||ACC||7||W at BC, 52-7|
|7||Wisconsin, 7-2||Big Ten||8||W at Northwestern, 21-7|
|8||Texas A&M, 7-2||SEC||4||L vs. Miss. State, 35-28|
|9||Auburn, 7-2||SEC||9||W vs. Vandy, 23-16|
|10||Penn State, 7-2||Big Ten||12||W vs. Iowa, 41-14|
|11||Oklahoma, 7-2||Big 12||14||W at Iowa State, 34-24|
|12||Colorado, 7-2||Pac-12||15||W vs. UCLA, 20-10|
|13||Oklahoma State, 7-2||Big 12||18||W at KSU, 43-37|
|14||Virginia Tech, 7-2||ACC||19||W at Duke, 24-21|
|16||West Virginia, 7-1||Big 12||20||W vs. Kansas, 48-21|
|17||North Carolina, 7-2||ACC||21||W vs. GT, 48-20|
|18||Florida State, 6-3||ACC||22||W vs. NCSU, 24-20|
|19||Nebraska, 7-2||Big Ten||10||L at Ohio State, 62-3|
|20||USC, 6-3||Pac-12||NR||W vs. Oregon, 45-20|
|21||Western Michigan, 9-0||MAC||23||W at Ball State, 52-20|
|22||Boise State, 8-1||Mountain West||24||W vs. SJSU, 45-31|
|23||Washington State, 7-2||Pac-12||25||W vs. Arizona, 69-7|
|24||LSU, 5-3||SEC||13||L vs. Alabama, 10-0|
|25||Arkansas, 6-3||SEC||NR||W vs. Florida, 31-10|