The first rankings of the season have been released by the College Football Playoff Committee, and you have to say that there are some surprises in there. I think most of us expected the undefeated National Champions to be #1, but the Georgia Bulldogs were forced to settle for the #3 seed. Also, you have an unbeaten TCU team sitting below a 1-loss Alabama team, something that a lot of fans saw as a bit of a head scratcher. This, though, is just the first rankings and we have some huge matchups coming in the next few weeks that will sort things out before we get to the playoffs. The Ohio State Buckeyes, who are #2 in the rankings, have what looks to be a manageable game on the road at Northwestern this weekend, but they will need to maintain their focus. Ohio State is a massive 38-point favorite for this one, with the point total set at 56.
- When: Saturday, Nov 5 at 12 PM EST
- Where: Ryan Field, Evanston
- TV: ABC