Alabama is overrated, and USC is underrated in the latest top 25.Did that alter the College Football Playoff Rankings for this week?Actually, no.Georgia remained ranked No. 1 among the top four.No. 1 Ohio State2, Michigan at No.TCU is ranked No. 34 following the walk-off victory over Baylor.
Behind the teams ranked in the top four, however, there was a change.Tennessee’s demotion from No. 1 was one of the most notable developments.5 to No.10 following a crushing defeat to unranked South Carolina and a drop from 13 to No.17 after Georgia Tech’s defeat.
As we head into the final weekend of the regular season, which teams in the updated College Football Playoff Rankings are overrated and underrated?Let’s look at it.
Overrated:The two-loss Alabama Crimson Tide came in at No.7, one spot in front of one-misfortune Clemson and three spots in front of a Tennessee group with the very record that it lost to in October.Why?due to retrospective bias and the fact that unranked South Carolina just swept Tennessee?That is not a valid justification.
In addition to No. 1, Alabama struggled to defeat Texas, Arkansas, Texas A&M, and Ole Miss.No. 5 and LSU10 Tennessee, which Boo Corrigan, chair of the CFP selection committee, mentioned during the broadcast.The committee frequently uses the metric game control and even in victories, Alabama has struggled to control several games this year.No is the Crimson Tide.7 as a result of brand recognition, not anything else.
Underrated:No. 1 USC The Trojans have won.21
Oregon State University and No.18 UCLA, including the latter in Week 12The only defeat it suffered was a wild one-point loss on the road to No.14 Utah.What exactly lies behind LSU’s two losses?It appears to be either a rebuke to the Pac-12 or a reference to the SEC more generally.
Two defeats for the Tigers:a defeat against No.16 Florida State and a crushing home defeat to No.Tennesse, Tenn.Their primary victories over No.No. 7 Alabama and20 Ole Miss: Those are respectable victories, but are they significantly superior to USC’s record?No.Despite having a better record than a team above it, USC ought to be rewarded for its 10 victories rather than punished by the perception of the conference.
Overrated:Oregon The Ducks, who lost two games, were ranked No.9 following a fantastic 20-17 victory over Utah, which is not to be misunderstood.However, two weeks have passed since their home defeat to No.13 Washington, who won their 23rd consecutive game at home at Autzen Stadium.Even though it was a 49-3 blowout .
In which the Dawgs could have put up 70 points if they wanted, Oregon is getting the benefit of the doubt .
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Oregon defeated UCLA, a team Washington lost to.It also has an unfathomable loss to Arizona State, which was clearly felt more in the meeting room than the Huskies’ head-to-head victory over the Ducks.The head-to-head result has to matter if everything is the same or close to it.From a resume standpoint, Washington is comparable enough to Oregon to merit a higher ranking.
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