Penn State Football: Nittany Lions At No.7 In College Football Rankings

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions At No.7 In College Football Rankings

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions At No.7 In College Football Rankings

Jesse Palmer, a broadcast commentator and analyst for ESPN, said after Ohio State's dramatic 39-38 victory over then-No. Wisconsin and Miami were the bottom two teams in the top ten behind one-loss teams Clemson, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State and TCU.

Assuming that Georgia and Alabama continue to win out, the two will meet in the SEC title game.

I don't know about you, but I take exception to Palmer's off-handed wisdom.

Michigan is fourth in the Big Ten East Division.

The Hokies will meet with No. 10 Miami (7-0, 5-0) this Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium and a win would plant them right back into the thick of every playoff conversation, as they then get Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, and Virginia to finish out the regular season - three teams with a combined 13-11 record. Washington is the conference's highest-ranked team and the Huskies are ranked at No. 12. "There's got to be some sense to that". Some of the most passionate discussion that I've seen the Selection Committee have in my two-plus years being a part of this committee. Georgia is tops followed by Alabama, then Notre Dame and lastly, Clemson. And Oklahoma still prevailed by double digits. Four other teams are unbeaten.

"Last year was a tough year, but we learned from all the trials", Georgia senior outside linebacker Davin Bellamy said Monday. With Baker Mayfield leading the way and surrounded by a full complement of talented offensive weapons, both on the ground and through the air, the Sooner offense is explosive and the best in the country in total yards per game.

The Crimson Tide have beaten five of their eight opponents by 30 points or more, but the Bulldogs have been just as dominant. According to the NCAAF writers at RealSport, here is a look at what we can expect when the initial CFP rankings of the season are released.

Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. So it's hard to put a ton of stock in a set of rankings that will change multiple times - for sometimes curious reasons - until the binding and final set on Dec. 3.

"I think a lot of this is going to play out", Riley said. Time will tell just how serious of a contender that the Miami Hurricanes are this season. Ohio State at #6 might actually be the least worrisome since they only have #24 Michigan State and then potentially Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship.

Ohio State has played one ranked opponent since losing to Oklahoma.

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