The College Football Playoff Selection Committee has it easy this week.

There are only five unbeaten teams left. Four of them are from major conferences. Everything else is details as the rankings debut on Tuesday.

If you have any disagreement with the top four teams in the Power Rankings, then you’re either a Western Michigan fan or Lamar Jackson.

Unbeaten Alabama, Clemson, Washington and Michigan all have a clear path to the playoff with November looming. If the playoff committee doesn’t have those four at the top in some kind of order Tuesday, something is wrong.

The Big 12 (is all but) out of it. There is no serious Group of Five contender unless you count Western Michigan’s P.J. Fleck in contention for several jobs.

It is the First Four’s playoff berths to lose.

Reviewing their remaining schedules:

  • Alabama still has two ranked teams to go — LSU and Auburn.
  • Clemson plays only two teams with winning records — Wake Forest and Syracuse.
  • Washington has rejuvenated USC and Washington State among its final four games.
  • Michigan is looking like the class of the Big Ten. Ohio State will have something to say about that on Nov. 26.

Meanwhile, kick back and enjoy what should be an easy decision for the CFP this week.


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