The Plot Thickens with 3-Weeks Remaining

As we head out of turn four of the college football season, the plot thickens. The group of 0-loss programs has been just about cut in half from eleven (11) to  six (6) in a mere week. LSU, Memphis, Michigan State, TCU and Toledo fall from the 0-loss ranks.  I told you the last four (4) weeks of the college football season gets interesting. I think the CFP committee forgot how the last (4) weeks of college football gets more complex as we head down the stretch. With the various rankings that are published, the sports fans and media are only interested in the one ranking system, that being the CFP poll. It seems that the CFP committee made their first rankings and parts of the sports world in college football and the media were all up in arms with how they ranked the FBS teams one (1) through twenty-five (25) in their first rankings.

With LSU losing this past Saturday to Alabama, that leaves the SEC with ZERO 0-loss programs left. Wonder how the CFP committee will select an SEC team into the 4-team playoff if there are four (4) 0-loss FBS teams left at the end of the season? Ranking FBS college football teams week to week is not as easy as everybody thinks. There are many categorical variables you have to look at before you rank teams and rank fairly. You must put aside your favorites and look at the facts and evidence before you rank. As we all witnessed this past Saturday, there were MANY great games played and still many GREAT GAMES to be played.  Those great games caused and will cause all the rankings to change with many postion changes this week and in the weeks to come.

As for my weekly rankings, each week is more interesting than the last. The rankings change week to week dependant on which group you look at. If I were to compare my rankings to the ones the media posts on the web or news print weekly, mine are different each week. The ones in the print news or websites have more Zero or NO position changes, becuase the voters do not want to change the rank unless they must. Now to my weekly rankings.

Ohio State survives and stays atop in both my polls, the PMT and PMT+. As for the remaining spots after that, all the losses by the 0-loss programs caused a change throughout the rankings. Clemson, Iowa and Oklahoma State follow the BIG 10, chasing after them. Clemson beats Florida State, Iowa sneaks by Indiana and Oklahoma State puts to rest TCU. Houston remains the lone 0-loss FBS program from the Group of 5 and hoping to remain a 0-loss program. With three (3) to four (4) weeks left, depending on the conference, there is still some great college football to watch, games to root for upsets and games to see how the last play ends the game.

Group 1 PMT

OHIO STATE (9-0)  ↔
CLEMSON (9-0)  ↑ 2
IOWA (9-0)  ↑ 2
OKLAHOMA STATE (9-0)  ↑ 2
HOUSTON (9-0)  ↑ 2
BAYLOR (8-0)  ↑ 5
NOTRE DAME (8-1)  ↑ 6
TEMPLE (8-1)  ↑ 6
UTAH (8-1)  ↑ 6
MICHIGAN STATE (8-1)  ↓ 8
STANFORD (8-1)  ↑ 5
OKLAHOMA (8-1)  ↑ 5
FLORIDA (8-1)  ↑ 5
MEMPHIS (8-1)  ↓11
TCU (8-1)  ↓ 9
ALABAMA (8-1)  ↑ 5
NORTH CAROLINA (8-1)  ↑ 5
TOLEDO (7-1)  ↓ 9
LSU (7-1)  ↓ 9
NAVY (7-1)  ↑ 3
WESTERN KENTUCKY (8-2)  ↑ 3
WISCONSIN (8-2)  ↑ 4
MARSHALL (8-2)  ↓11
BOWLING GREEN (7-2)  ↑ 2
UCLA (7-2)  ↑ 1
NEXT FIVE
MICHIGAN (7-2)  ↑
BYU (7-2)  ↑
APPALACHIAN STATE (7-2)  ↓
BOISE STATE (7-2)  ↔
NORTHWESTERN (7-2)  ↑

Group 2 PMT+

OHIO STATE (9-0)  ↑ 1
CLEMSON (9-0)  ↑ 1
IOWA (9-0)  ↑ 1
OKLAHOMA STATE (9-0)  ↑ 3
HOUSTON (9-0)  ↑ 3
BAYLOR (9-0)  ↑ 5
NOTRE DAME (8-1)  ↑ 6
FLORIDA (8-1)  ↑ 6
MICHIGAN STATE (8-1)  ↓ 8
UTAH (8-1)  ↑ 5
STANFORD (8-1)  ↑ 5
OKLAHOMA (8-1)  ↑ 6
TEMPLE (8-1)  ↑ 4
ALABAMA (8-1)  ↑ 5
MEMPHIS (8-1)  ↓ 10
TCU (8-1)  ↓ 10
NORTH CAROLINA (8-1)  ↑ 5
NAVY (7-1)  ↑ 5
LSU (7-1)  ↓9
TOLEDO (7-1)  ↓11
WISCONSIN (8-2)  ↑ 5
WESTERN KENTUCKY (8-2)  ↑ 3
MARSHALL (8-2)  ↓11
MICHIGAN (7-2)  ↑ 2
UCLA (7-2)  ↑ 1
NEXT FIVE
BOWLING GREEN (7-2)  ↑
NORTHWESTERN (7-2)  ↑
MISSISSIPPI STATE (7-2)  ↑
BYU (7-2)  ↑
FLORIDA STATE (7-2)  ↑

Each Tuesday during the college football season, I will post my CFP rankings and how the committee will rank each week.

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