First College Football Playoff Rankings of 2017 Season to be Released Tuesday

Lawrence Cooper
November 1, 2017

After 10 weeks of football, both polls rank Alabama on top, followed by Georgia, Ohio State and Wisconsin, respectively.

This much we know: It will be very interesting to see what happens between now and January 9, when Atlanta hosts the College Football Playoff National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is scheduled to be on tonight's show, but he joked it's because the likes of Alabama's Nick Saban, Clemson's Dabo Swinney and Penn State's James Franklin, among others, bypassed the opportunity. But they did lose so I have them here.

With tests the next two Saturdays against Virginia Tech and Notre Dame, Miami is positioned to make a compelling playoff case. I'm honestly giving you the truth in this answer: We just want to dominate this weekend.

Armed with exponentially more data and blessed with far more time, the panel will release its initial 2017 rankings Tuesday at 7 p.m. - I'll be trick-or-treating with Tiny Teel, so don't expect a blizzard of hot takes on Twitter.

Alabama - They would be the top team, but that opening loss to Florida State doesn't look so sexy now. In 2014, when Ohio State crushed Wisconsin 59-0 in the Big Ten Championship game, that dominance was rewarded by getting the fourth slot over Big 12 champion TCU (which did not have a league playoff). "What really matters is how you play the rest of the season".

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He needed to be carted off the field, and replays on the video board of his leg bending the wrong way drew groans from the crowd. Ingram has seen rookie running back Alvin Kamara begin to cut into his touches and that could continue as the season moves on.

The committee is known for being inconsistent with their formula when it comes to their rankings. And the Fighting Irish crushed a really good NC State team on Saturday.

Which is why I think Georgia will be No. 1 on Tuesday night. We will simply pick who we believe are the best four teams right now. "I think if you watch the game and you see the game as the committee would, they'll come to the right decisions".

"It was too hard", he said. Furthermore, the committee strongly prioritizes teams who win their conference outright and will award teams for the quality of their wins and losses.

Besides, Kelly said he can not become involved in watching all the teams all the time to make as sound a judgment as he would like.

The Notre Dame-Georgia dynamic means it's also conceivable that Georgia could start this year's rankings at No. 1, with Alabama No. 2.

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