College Football Playoff rankings: Media members rank top 4 teams after SEC Championship Game
The final College Football Playoff rankings come out Sunday at 12 p.m. ET. on ESPN.
With Alabama’s upset win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, both the Tide and Bulldogs will now make the Playoff. The order isn’t irrelevant either, as the 1-seed plays the 4-seed, and the 2-seed plays the 3-seed. So, it’s highly likely the Tide and Bulldogs won’t play either other again in the first round.
Cincinnati defeated Houston in the AAC Championship Game; so, the Bearcats are in the Playoff, as they were ranked No. 4 last Tuesday night.
Assuming Michigan beats Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game Saturday night, the teams will be Alabama, Georgia, Michigan and Cincinnati, but in what order?
Media members weigh in on the rankings:
Michigan ( if they win)
Pretty easy at this point
— Booger (@ESPNBooger) December 5, 2021
What does the committee do? You can’t have a Bama-Georgia rematch, right?
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) December 5, 2021
Should this SEC Championship hold and Michigan wins tonight, the selection committee will avoid the UGA/Bama rematch early.
1 Alabama vs. 4 Cincinnati (Orange Bowl)
2 Michigan vs. 3 Georgia (Cotton)
— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) December 4, 2021
If #Michigan wins, I see it being:
— Brandon Brown (@BSB_Wolverine) December 4, 2021
Michigan is left to give the #CFBPlayoff committee zero drama tomorrow.
— Matt Barrie (@MattBarrie) December 4, 2021
Final Four at the moment: 1. Alabama 2. Michigan with a win. 3. Georgia 4. Cincinnati
— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) December 5, 2021
We’re going to have Alabama, Georgia, Cincinnati and ? in the playoff.
At a minimum, 3 of the 5 P-5 leagues are getting left out. So about that expansion thing …
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) December 5, 2021
1. Alabama. 2. Michigan* 3. Georgia. 4. Cincinnati. My best guess (*assuming a Michigan win) believing the CFP committee will avoid a Bama-Georgia rematch in the semis).
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) December 4, 2021