College Football Playoff Rankings for Nov. 27 released

By Kevin Kelley -

The College Football Playoff Rankings for Nov. 27, 2018 have been released by the selection committee, and the Georgia Bulldogs have entered the Top Four.

Alabama remains in first place, and the Crimson Tide are followed by (2) Clemson, (3) Notre Dame, (4) Georgia, (5) Oklahoma, and (6) Ohio State.

Conference championship games this weekend will ultimately decide who gets into the College Football Playoff. No. 4 Georgia takes on No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson faces unranked Pitt, No. 5 Oklahoma plays No. 14 Texas, and No. 6 Ohio State goes up against No. 21 Northwestern.

UCF moved up one spot to No. 8 and remains the highest ranked team from a Group of Five conference. If the Knights beat Memphis on Saturday, they would earn their second-consecutive big to a New Year’s Six game.

Should UCF lose, then the winner of the Fresno State-Boise State game would take a spot in the New Year’s Six.

Missouri (24) and Fresno State (25) both entered the rankings this week, while Utah State (21) and Pitt (24) each dropped out.

College Football Playoff Rankings (Nov. 27)

1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Notre Dame
4. Georgia
5. Oklahoma
6. Ohio State
7. Michigan
8. UCF
9. Florida
10. LSU
11. Washington
12. Penn State
13. Washington State
14. Texas
15. Kentucky
16. West Virginia
17. Utah
18. Mississippi State
19. Texas A&M
20. Syracuse
21. Northwestern
22. Boise State
23. Iowa State
24. Missouri
25. Fresno State

On Sunday, Dec. 2, 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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Comments (7)

I am disappointed that UCF gets so little love. They are ranked lower than either major poll and that has been the case all season.

Maybe it is time for a Group of 5 playoff, since the regular playoff seems to think the Group of 5 is really happy with a New Years 6 game.

I hope UCF somehow makes the 4 spot just so they can play Alabama and get killed so all those of you whining about their ranking can shut up and realize why UCF gets no love (they’ve played nobody).

Establishing a Go5 playoff is like the NIT. Nobody will care.

Agreed MrVandy!

I also noticed there is no chance for Pac-12 teams to get in this year so all the Pac-12 fans have nothing to whine about, probably one reason you do not see them on here anymore saying how awesome USC is!
If Texas beats Oklahoma (will not happen) then no Big-12 team will be in either.
I would vote for the Sooners over Buckeyes this year if they both win out as well, Buckeyes need to learn how not to lose by large deficits to bad teams.

I still think that if Georgia beats Alabama (a big IF) and it’s close (if they win, I would think it would be close) Alabama gets in as the fourth seed.

Why not have all your conference power 5 champs, your group of 6 highest and then your remaining 2 highest teams. Seed them according to the place in the standings, and make it an 8 team playoff. So if Utah beats Washington, they’d be in. If northwestern beats Ohio State….etc. No different than NFL or Major league baseball. if everyone were to win. The bracket would look like this…… assuming Alabama beats Georgia, and Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan move up and Georgia goes behind them

#8 Washington vs #1 Alabama
#7 UCF vs #2 Clemson
#6 Michigan (WC) vs #3 Notre Dame (WC)
#5 Ohio State vs #4 Oklahoma

I say less is more, if this was to happen then why waste time watching Washington & UCF get smashed by Clemson & Bama.
We just saw Michigan get 62 points put on them & they had the top best defense in college football, the committee is looking for the best 4 teams, not just conference champs.

It is easy to say less is more when the conference you support is favorably set up to get at least 1 team in the Playoff. If I was a supporter of the ACC, I would also favor this system because they have a similar set up. If Georgia beats Alabama, that means only 2 conferences are represented, the two conferences that only play 8 conference games. Notre Dame, also games the system by playing half of their games against the lowly ACC. I’m not going to argue that I think Ohio State is better than Alabama because this year, Alabama is the clear #1. But a system where 2 conferences have a distinct advantage that the committee is blind to, is not a good system at all.