How Week 11 changed the College Football Playoff rankings image

Notes on not merely last ratings, nevertheless how each group’s overall resume moved in the committee’s eyes.
Noted listed below, notes on precisely what each ranked group depends on, plus a list of groups who might jump up as locations appear. The Playoff committee will upgrade its leading 25 Tuesday night.
Prettying up the resume
No. 2 Alabama, 31-6 W vs. No. 17 Mississippi State: Nobody beyond Alabama will like hearing this, nevertheless the committee may talk itself into the Tide at No. 1 now. Bama got in with 6 wins over groups with winning records, and now that MSU falls to 7-3, that list grows.
No. 3 Ohio State, 28-3 W at Illinois: Not prettying up the resume much, however the Illini are still 5-5, so this counts as a leading road win over a noteworthy group. Virginia Tech ending up being an ideal win is also fantastic.
No. 12 Oklahoma, 44-34 W at No. 6 Baylor: Among the Huge 12’s 2 finest Playoff hopes is now a group with a loss to Texas. OU’s got the out-of-conference schedule, with a win over Tennessee, and has really been impressive in almost every video game nevertheless one.
No. 16 Florida State, 34-17 W vs. NC State: The Wolfpack are an extremely peaceful 6-4, and stomping them (no matter turning the ball over * 5 * times) enhances things rather. Which undesirable win over USF is suddenly a quality win, versus all probabilities.
No. 23 North Carolina, 59-21 W vs. Miami: Totally soaking on a group with a winning record for the 2nd week in a row (Duke recently)? The Heels have in fact presently been undervalued by the committee two times this year, so let’s see if the 3rd time’s the appeal.
No. 25 Houston, 35-34 W vs. No. 21 Memphis: Say hi to your new liked for the New Year’s bowl autobid. Unless it’s Navy. They play in 2 weeks.
Holding steady, generally.
No. 1 Clemson, 37-27 W at Syracuse: Uglier and more treacherous than the rating might look, nevertheless not most likely making a large amount of distinction by itself. UNC virtually duplicating Clemson’s most of violent win (Miami) might not aid.
No. 4 Notre Dame, 28-7 W vs. Wake Forest: An 82-7 win might’ve moved the needle. Temple losing expenditures the Irish a ranked win, however possibly Pitt or USC increases.
No. 5 Iowa, 40-35 W vs. Minnesota: The Hawkeyes are 10-0, and your group more than likely is not.
No. 11 Florida, 24-14 W vs. South Carolina: Retreating late is much better than being pulled under. The Gators nearly doubled SC’s yardage, 394-201. Mizzou beating BYU similarly enhances the entire SEC East a bit.
No. 13 Michigan State, 24-7 W vs. Maryland: The type of win the Spartans ought to’ve been racking up the entire time. And Oregon’s most likely back to being a ranked win now.
No. 15 TCU, 23-17 W vs. Kansas: This is bad, and would’ve been the most considerable Vegas upset in college football history if KU had actually pulled it off (47 points), nevertheless the committee showed both in 2014 and this year that it provides groups the advantage of the doubt in injury circumstances, and the Frogs lacked QB Trevone Boykin for much of this computer game, in addition to their great deals of other injuries.
No. 20 Navy, 55-14 W vs. SMU: Cranking a great deal of points on SMU is absolutely nothing distinct, however holding SMU to simply a few points is very cool. Navy’s QB breaking the FBS career objectives record might make people wish to see this group more, however it should not chance anything in the committee’s eyes.
No. 25 Wisconsin: Sensibly not playing football this weekend.
Not great!
No. 8 Oklahoma State, 35-31 W at Iowa State: Tracking the majority of the computer game versus a bad group probably verified the concepts of those who effectively lobbied for unbeaten OSU to be ranked noted below 3 one-loss groups. An OSU title chase didn’t end in Ames this time, so things are currently much better than 2011.
No. 14 Michigan, 48-41 2OT W at Indiana: The Hoosiers do this example every week and have to most likely be much better than 4-6, so you and I can think this is no big offer, nevertheless we aren’t in charge here. Utah losing likewise isn’t really useful.
No. 18 Northwestern, 21-14 W vs. Purdue: There are worse things than playing the 2-8 Boilermakers very even, such as losing to them. Stanford’s loss suggests the Wildcats no longer have a top-10 win.
Very bad.
No. 6 Baylor, 44-34 L vs. No. 12 Oklahoma: The Bears will not fall out of variety of a New Year’s location, and the Playoff is still a remote hope. Gon na be discover quality wins on this schedule without this one.
No. 7 Stanford, 38-36 L vs. Oregon: Pssssst, the Ducks are now 7-3 and 5-2 in the Pac-12. This result suggested the Pac-12’s title hopes come down to Utah, then …
(No. 9 LSU, 31-14 L vs. Arkansas: This is simply exactly what the Hogs, do y’ all. It’s #Novembert.).
… No. 10 Utah, 37-30 2OT L at Arizona: The Pac-12’s basically from the Playoff now.
Probably gone.
No. 17 Mississippi State, 31-6 L at No. 2 Alabama: “Most most likely,” considering that losing extremely terribly at the No. 2 group has to do with precisely what you ‘d anticipate of a No. 25-ish group? The committee does not have the tendency to punish groups for expected losses, nevertheless the vital things here is that this was a total hammering.
No. 19 UCLA, 31-27 L vs. Washington State: The AP Survey will probably do something like swap Wazzu in for the Bruins, as if Wazzu didn’t lose to an FCS group technique back, however the committee has a longer memory. I believe.
No. 21 Memphis, 35-34 L at No. 24 Houston: However, this member of the AAC’s leading 4 must not be thought of far out of the rankings.
No. 22 Temple, 44-23 L at USF: Very very same.
Hey, how about some unranked groups with chances to rise? Okay.
– Arkansas, 6-4 after beating No. 9 LSU 31-14.
– Bowling Green, 8-2 after beating Western Michigan 41-27.
– Georgia, 7-3 after beating Auburn 20-13.
– Oregon, 7-3 after beating No. 7 Stanford 38-36.
– Pitt, 7-3 after beating Duke 31-13.
– Toledo, 8-1 after beating Central Michigan 28-23.
– USC, 7-3 after beating Colorado 27-24.
– Washington State, 7-3 after beating No. 19 UCLA 31-27.