The winding, halting 2020 college football season has brought us just hours away from the first set of College Football Playoff rankings.
What will that top four look like? The top three teams will assuredly consist of some ordering of Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State, all of whom are undefeated and have beaten top-five opponents this season. It’s the fourth spot where the Playoff committee must make some tough decisions.
Will it go with 7-1 Clemson, which lost an overtime thriller without Trevor Lawrence to Notre Dame earlier this year? That would set the ACC championship game up as a potential Playoff play-in game, though it’s worth wondering whether the Irish could get in if they split with the Tigers. The other likely candidate at No. 4 is 6-1 Florida, whose only defeat this year is to one-loss Texas A&M and who seems destined for a collision with Alabama