Top 3 Undefeated Teams Separate In Latest College Football Playoff Rankings

LSU, Ohio State and Clemson Remain Undefeated and at the Top of the College Football Playoff Poll

The top-7 teams in this week’s college football playoff poll were all big winners last week. That includes No. 1 LSU, whose 58-37 win over Ole Miss was the closest margin of victory.

In this week’s article at Forbes, I outline the college football playoff rankings with the top-7 spots unchanged. Minnesota dropped from No. 8 to No. 10 following its first loss of the season at Iowa, 23-19. And Baylor blew a 31-10 halftime lead at home in a 34-31 loss to Oklahoma to drop the Bears to No. 14.

Here is this week’s College Football Playoff rankings along with betting lines and match-ups for this weeks games from William Hill sportsbook.

Rank Teams William Hill Opponent
1 LSU (10-0) -44 Arkansas
2 Ohio State (10-0) -18.5 Penn State
3 Clemson (11-0) NL Bye
4 Georgia (9-1) -13.5 Texas A&M
5 Alabama (9-1) NL Western Carolina
6 Oregon (9-1) -14.5 at Arizona State
7 Utah (9-1) -22.5 at Arizona
8 Penn State (9-1) 18.5 at Ohio State
9 Oklahoma (9-1) -18 TCU
10 Minnesota (9-1) -13.5 at Northwestern
11 Florida (9-2) NL Bye
12 Wisconsin (8-2) -25 Purdue
13 Michigan (8-2) -9.5 at Indiana
14 Baylor (9-1) -5.5 Texas
15 Auburn (7-3) NL Samford
16 Notre Dame (8-2) -19.5 Boston College
17 Iowa (7-3) -15 Illinois
18 Memphis (9-1) -14.5 at South Florida
19 Cincinnati (9-1) -10.5 Temple
20 Boise State (9-1) -8.5 at Utah State
21 Oklahoma State (7-3) -7 at West Virginia
22 Iowa State (6-4) -24.5 Kansas
23 Southern Cal (7-4) -13.5 UCLA
24 Appalachian State (9-1) -30 Texas State
25 SMU (9-1) 3.5 at Navy

According to FiveThirtyEight.com’s statistical probability and predictions, Clemson has a 90% chance to make the College Football Playoff followed by LSU (68%) and Ohio State (64%). Georgia (45%), Oregon (37%), Oklahoma (31%), Utah (25%), Alabama (13%), Penn State (12%) and Minnesota (6%) round out the top 10 teams chances of making the playoff.

Check out the rest of my college football article at Forbes with additional insight on this weekends games and rivalries, along with the Penn State at Ohio State (-18.5) showdown for first place in the Big Ten East division.

Also, the potential College Football Playoff match-ups are posted with lines from Caesars sportsbooks in Las Vegas.

The push to the College Football Playoff, conference championships and bowl games along with rivalry weekend is in full stride with big betting action ahead.

You can bet on it.

When is the 2019 College Football Playoff semifinals?

The CFP semifinals are set for Dec. 28, 2019. One semifinal is the Peach Bowl from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The other semifinal is the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.

When is the 2020 College Football Playoff national championship?

The CFP national championship is Jan. 13, 2020 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Looking ahead to rivalry weekend on Saturday, Nov. 30 and the biggest rivalry games of the season that will impact the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six bowls:

  • Ohio State at Michigan – TV: FOX
  • Alabama at Auburn – TV: CBS
  • Wisconsin at Minnesota – TV: ABC
  • Oklahoma at Oklahoma State – TV: FOX
  • Florida State at Florida – TV: SEC Network
  • Oregon State at Oregon – TV: TBA
  • Cincinnati at Memphis – TV: ABC (Friday)

Author: FairwayJay

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