The College Football Playoff rankings may have taken a backseat to the coaching carousel — hello, Lincoln Riley and Brian Kelly — but important storylines still remain to be played out on the field as opposed to meetings between boosters and coaches.
The second-to-last playoff rankings are set to be unveiled on Tuesday. Those top 25 teams could provide a glimpse into the minds of the playoff selection committee members as college football heads to its conference championship weekend.
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It seems almost certain that the top four will be ordered, in some form, of Georgia — a certainty for the top overall spot — Michigan, Alabama and Cincinnati. Following that, the ordering of Notre Dame and Oklahoma State could indicate which team the committee prefers as its first one out. Why is that important?