With the release of the new CFB Playoff rankings, every team in the country knows now where they stand amongst their peers.
The playoff as it stands right now is #1 Alabama vs. #4 Texas A&M and #2 Clemson vs. #3 Michigan, with Washington, Ohio State, Louisville, Wisconsin, Auburn, and Nebraska rounding out the top 10. One thing I don't quite understand is how Texas A&M, a team that lost 33-14 to Alabama, is ranked above Washington, a team who is 8-0. The Huskies play in a good conference and not respecting that they are undefeated is rather mind-boggling.
Another team that looks to be rather disrespected is Louisville. They've lost one game to the #2 team in the country in Clemson by only 5 points. They've beaten Florida St. by 43... and no, that's not a typo; Clemson however only scraped by FSU by a field goal. They are ranked below both Texas A&M, and Ohio State, who both have 1 loss as well. Now if you're going to rank it in terms of each teams losses then it should be Louisville at #4 or #5, A&M at #6 and OSU at #7 or #8.
What is going through the committee's mind to have Penn State at 12th? They lost by 39 points to Michigan and have 1 great win against Ohio State at home, but 12th? LSU has 2 losses this season to the 9th ranked team and the 8th ranked team. PSU has loss to an unranked Pitt team and Michigan. LSU is rightfully placed at 13th, but putting Penn State above them because of one win isn't the right decision.
Now #1 Alabama will be traveling to Death Valley this weekend to play #13 LSU. Everyone knows Alabama is great, but LSU, with new coach Ed Orgeron, is a more than formidable opponent and I'm predicting an upset Saturday night. 34-28.
By Donald Hand