Here’s the projected College Football Playoff top four after an insane Week 9.
The first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2017 season are set to debut on Tuesday night, and the committee will have plenty discuss following a wild Week 9.
Saturday’s action was headlined by a pair of undefeated teams that would have certainly been ranked in the initial top four going down. Iowa State’s remarkable season continued with a 14-7 victory over TCU, while Ohio State put together a huge comeback to top Penn State, 39-38, in arguably the best game of the year.
Miami nearly fell victim to an upset but was able to survive 1-7 North Carolina for its third straight one-score victory. Oklahoma State and Notre Dame also added to their playoff resumes with ranked wins, while Georgia continued to dominate with a 42-7 victory over rival Florida in Jacksonville.
TCU and Penn State are not out of the College Football Playoff hunt just yet, but now have no margin for error and will drop out of the top four for the time being. With the list of undefeated teams shirking to seven on Saturday, the discussion about who the most worthy one-loss team is about to begin.
Contenders Clemson and Oklahoma are in action later on Saturday night, but neither has much of a chance of moving into the top four no matter what happens. Here’s the projected College Football Playoff field following Week 9 as we get set for the first set of rankings to be released this week.