In the Week 10 CFP rankings, the committee gave a nod to Ohio State over Georgia for the No. 1 spot. Did this week’s games do anything to change that?
The first College Football Playoff rankings of each season are almost always hotly contested. There has yet to be a season where there wasn’t some deviation by the committee to the AP and Coaches polls.
2023 was no different, with both the Coaches and the AP ranking the top four Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, and Florida State.
When the first CFP rankings of the 2023 season were released on October 31, the committee saw it as Ohio State, Georgia, Michigan, and Florida State.
While this wasn’t a huge deal, there were Georgia fans who were taken aback by the committee’s choice of Ohio State at number one, but the Buckeyes’ wins over ranked Notre Dame and Penn State probably did a lot to boost their view.
That win over Notre Dame now looks much less impressive, and the Buckeyes have had some slow starts against some relatively weak teams.
In Week 10, Georgia pulled out a big win against a Top 15 CFP-ranked team, while Michigan blew past Purdue. Both Ohio State and Florida State struggled early in their games against Rutgers and Pitt respectively. Will that make a difference to the committee?
Georgia should be the new No. 1 team in the CFP rankings
The fact is, no team in the country has as much pressure every week as the Georgia Bulldogs. With a now 26-game winning streak, every game becomes harder to win regardless of the opponent. Streaks are hard to maintain.
Here’s how the top four in the second CFP rankings of 2023 will probably look
- Ohio State
Beating a very good Missouri team while Ohio State had to scramble to beat Rutgers should be enough to flip No. 1 and No. 2 this week. We’ll see FSU replaced by Washington at the No. 4 spot, as the Huskies have continued to dominate every single week against very good teams.
The new rankings will be released on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 pm ET on ESPN.