ESPN analyst Greg McElroy shares his projected CFP rankings
As the second College Football Playoff rankings are set to be released tonight, there have been plenty of projections, and particularly about the No. 4 and No. 5 spots. ESPN analyst Greg McElroy offered his take, which is slightly different than the consensus.
McElroy listed LSU, Ohio State and Clemson in the first three slots, which is a common sight, however, he has Georgia at No. 4, which is higher than the Bulldogs were last week in the actual ratings, and seemingly erases or overlooks Georgia’s loss to South Carolina. As the Gamecocks have lost three times in the last four weeks since the Georgia upset, the Bulldogs’ strength of schedule has weakened as a result.
Interestingly, McElroy has Minnesota above Alabama as he obviously favors the Golden Gophers’ win over Penn State over Alabama’s win against Texas A&M, which is the Crimson Tide’s best win to date.
However, McElroy does not appear to agree with the theory that the Pac-12 winner, presumably Oregon or Utah, would be in line for the No. 4 spot because he has those teams at No. 8 and No. 9.
Almost impossible to accurately predict, but tonight, I think CFP Ranking will be:
— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) November 12, 2019