Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

LSU ranked #7 in CFB playoff rankings

LSU ranked #7 in CFB playoff rankings

"Their defense is extremely strong", said Mullens, the OR athletic director. Following them, you have undefeated Notre Dame and a bunch of other one-loss teams.

The theory was that by winning out in the regular season, Texas would remain highly ranked (they were No. 6 when I suggested that Sooner fans root for the hated Horns), that the Sooners would have the opportunity to avenge the Red River loss in a Big 12 Championship rematch and that would be enough to earn them a return ticket to the College Football Playoff. Alabama hosts Auburn on November 24. All three of the Bulldogs' losses occurred to teams in the current top 15, including two on the road. LSU stumbled from No. 3 to No. 7 after being shut out at home against the dominant Crimson Tide. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on ESPN.

Despite one of the most impressive performances of the weekend, WVU moved up just four spots in Tuesday evening's rankings. The top four teams in the final rankings December 2 will play in the national semifinals. LSU is basically out, because the Tigers have no chance to win a conference title.

Ten ranked teams lost this weekend, four in games against other ranked teams.

Mississippi State, Alabama's opponent this week, is ranked No. 16. Now if they lost twice. yeah, that's probably not happening.

No. 2 Clemson at No. 17 Boston College.

#18 Michigan State plays #10 Ohio State this weekend. The Tigers could, too, but it is no slam dunk. Unless they turn it around, they could unquestionable drop their second game out of their last three. We were supposed to argue Notre Dame or MI at No. 3, or MI or Georgia at No. 4. Even one it beat. The Fighting Irish are just ahead of MI based on a head-to-head matchup, won by Notre Dame 24-17. In terms of just how teams are playing right now, MI might be right behind Alabama and Clemson.

Take a look at the full top 25 below.

We're going to get this out of the way from the jump: The Michigan State Spartans are not a good football team - or at least not as good as their 18th spot in the latest rankings would have you believe.

The Big 12 restarted its conference championship game last year after six-year hiatus.

Simple: Win out, get in.

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