Two extra top-10 groups in rivalry for the School Soccer Playoff misplaced on Saturday, creating but extra work for the choice committee. Properly, form of.
Whereas the committee was compelled to reshuffle the rankings after the losses of No. 3 Oregon (38-7 to No. 23 Utah) and No. 7 Michigan State (56-7 to No. 4 Ohio State), these outcomes really created a extra streamlined prime 25 within the last weeks of the season.
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The choice committee not has to clarify why No. 6 Michigan ranked forward of Michigan State, regardless of the Spartans’ head-to-head victory over the Wolverines. Nor do they should fear about the place to rank Oregon, which beat Ohio State in Week 2, nicely earlier than the Buckeyes’ resurgence. The one precise downside created from Saturday’s slate of video games wasn’t even an issue in any respect: The place to rank Alabama in relation to Ohio State.
The committee selected to push the Buckeyes forward of the Crimson Tide within the newest rankings. That call in the end will not matter, contemplating Alabama should face No. 1 Georgia within the SEC championship sport. A win there would give Nick Saban and Co. the highest total seed. A loss would get rid of the Tide from championship rivalry.
The committee can pay shut consideration to “The Recreation” and Bedlam in Week 13, two rivalry video games that characteristic 10-1 opponents in Ohio State, Michigan, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. That can additional clear up the playoff image, the ultimate rankings for that are rapidly approaching.
With that, listed below are the highest 25 groups within the newest CFP rankings:
TOP-10 LOSSES: Michigan State | Oregon
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