College Football Playoff Rankings for Dec. 3, 2019 released

By Kevin Kelley -

The penultimate set of College Football Playoff Rankings for the 2019 season have been released by the selection committee, and Ohio State remains on top.

The Ohio State Buckeyes held onto first-place after defeating then No. 13 Michigan in Ann Arbor 56-27. The LSU Tigers remained in second after crushing Texas A&M at home 50-7, and Clemson stayed in third after routing South Carolina 38-3 in Columbia.

Georgia, which trampled Georgia Tech 52-7 in Atlanta, is ranked in the fourth position for the fourth-consecutive week.

As a result of Alabama losing at Auburn, the Crimson Tide have plummeted to 12th, while the Utah Utes and Oklahoma Sooners moved up to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.

Rounding out the top ten in this week’s College Football Playoff Rankings are Baylor (7), Wisconsin (8), Florida (9), and Penn State (10).

Memphis moved up one spot to No. 17 and is again the highest ranked team from a Group of Five conference. The Tigers play No. 20 Cincinnati in the American Athletic Championship Game this weekend, which likely means that the winner gets a spot in a New Year’s Six game.

Boise State is ranked 19th, but the Memphis-Cincinnati would appear to get the nod.

Check out the full CFP Top 25 rankings below:

College Football Playoff Rankings (Dec. 3)

1. Ohio State
2. LSU
3. Clemson
4. Georgia
5. Utah
6. Oklahoma
7. Baylor
8. Wisconsin
9. Florida
10. Penn State
11. Auburn
12. Alabama
13. Oregon
14. Michigan
15. Notre Dame
16. Iowa
17. Memphis
18. Minnesota
19. Boise State
20. Cincinnati
21. Appalachian State
22. USC
23. Virginia
24. Navy
25. Oklahoma State

On Sunday, Dec. 8 at Noon ET, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will announce the Playoff Semifinal pairings and semifinal bowl assignments. Those will be followed by the pairings for the remainder of the New Year’s Six bowl games.

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The fan base is tired of the bias of the selection committee that is bias to the SEC & ACC and the ownership of both by ESPN. We expect to have a number of changes made based on investigation of credentials, affiliations with ESPN & SEC & ACC for those on the committee. Additionally, we want the original plan to be expanded to eight playoffs teams which will reduce bias. Also the base line voting criteria needs to be further investigated & reduced such that it has less impact on the individual rankings. After all it is unimportant how well they play the game, but rather who wins & losses. One particular condition that should be eliminated is “point spread”. This encourages the better team to run-up-the-score while further demoralizing the lesser team. Several teams I watched this year put in their second team as early as half time so as not to embarrass the other team.

The ranking process should be primarily based on wins & losses with the other voting conditions providing “polish” 10- 12%. The infamous comment made by Alabama’s coach Sabin ” You need to consider the total body of work” is pure crap.

Alabama has NO CHANCE of getting into the CFP so bringing Bama into it has no merit, no matter what magic Nick said today or 5 years ago. You can go with an 8 teams playoff but then will not be happy & will want 12 teams, it will never end. Not sure where any SEC/ACC/ESPN bias comes in, Clemson is the only team getting in from ACC, LSU beats Georgia then only one SEC team gets in. The committee picks the overly best teams as they see them, top 10 look good to me.

Eight playoff teams only waters down the playoffs.

The problem isn’t bias toward the SEC or any other conference. The problem is Clemson and Alabama take the game seriously.

Tired of Alabama and Clemson getting in, then get better and beat them. The Pac 12 needs to get better. The Big 12 needs to get better. The Big 10 has gotten better, but they still have a way to go.

It’s embarrassing when a team like Michigan State gets in to the playoffs and gets blown out. Expand to eight teams and that becomes the norm. The difference between 1 and 8, at this point, is massive.

As has been typical in the past the extreme bias to the SEC teams has again reared its ugly head.
As previously stated in the 12/5/19 posting every member on the selection committee is under investigation. The investigation will be to determine individual member’s credentials, bias, ESPN affiliation, suspected bribery, pro quo quid & criminal history.
Issues found will be reviewed and/or prosecuted accordingly.