The rankings for the College Football Playoff are officially in.
Here’s how the process is working.
The playoff rankings are based on two categories: a) total points scored and b) the percentage of teams in each conference that are ranked in the top-10 in each category.
As of today, the top five teams in the conference standings are: Alabama, Alabama State, Florida State, LSU, Ohio State and Texas A&M.
The rest are ranked from No. 12 to No. 20.
This week, we will look at the ranking of teams ranked No. 6 in each of those categories.
Alabama has one of the top two or three offensive lines in the country, but there are some question marks around that unit as well.
FSU is a powerhouse defense, but the Gators are playing without star running back Dalvin Cook.
And while they are ranked No-2 in rushing defense, it is unclear if they can keep the run game together and run it effectively.
LSU has some questions about its defense, and the Tigers are in danger of losing their third straight SEC West title.
Florida State is a great team with a solid quarterback, but it has not been able to keep up with its run game.
The Gators are on the rise.
Oklahoma is in a playoff race after beating Alabama and Texas.
Michigan State and Georgia are the only teams in this race with a chance to make the postseason.
Oklahoma State, Auburn and Mississippi State are the other two teams with the chance to compete for the SEC East title.
All of the teams above are expected to play at least two games in the second week of November.
The first week of the postseason has the ability to determine who plays for the national championship.
As long as these teams play, the first round is meaningless.
The two most important games in this playoff race are the Cotton Bowl against LSU and the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma.
LSU vs. LSU The Tigers are playing their first game of the regular season against LSU.
This will be the second game in the Sugar and Cotton Bowl, so this will be a great game to start the season.
The Tigers have the No. 4 scoring offense in the nation and should be able to score a lot of points.
The defense is solid, but they have a lot to work on, especially in the secondary.
Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma The Sooners are coming off a 34-24 win over Alabama.
They are coming into this game with a win over TCU in the season opener.
If they can stop the run, they should be good to go.
Oklahoma has some question mark at cornerback and the secondary is a major question mark.
They have some questions in their offensive line, which is a question mark on defense.
Oklahoma was one of four teams to finish with a winning record in the regular-season and one of five teams to win their division.
This team could have a shot to make a run if they stay healthy.
TCU vs. TCU It’s been a long road for TCU, who is coming off of a win against Alabama.
This game is expected to be an easy win for TCU because the Horned Frogs will likely have to get through a tough LSU defense.
If this game goes the way they expect, TCU should win the game.
This is a very tough game for TCU.
TCU will be coming off an 8-4 season and will need to bounce back after losing two of their three games to finish in the bottom half of the conference.
If the Horns are able to play better than that, TCU will have a chance at making the playoffs.
LSU is coming into the game after an 11-3 win over Georgia.
They were a huge favorite, and it was a very good win for LSU.
The offense was solid against the Bulldogs, but this will probably be a one-sided game.
LSU will have to play well to be competitive in the Big 12.
Texas A & M vs. Texas The Longhorns are coming in at No. 1 in our Power Rankings, which means they are the No-1 team in our Playoff rankings.
The only team left in the playoff race is Texas A. The Longhorn offense is very good and their defense is pretty good.
Texas will need the Longhorns to do a better job of protecting quarterback J.T. Barrett.
Texas is one of three teams in that top 10 that does not have a quarterback that can complete passes, but that will be an issue in this game.
Texas was one the biggest surprises of the year.
The Soon-ies have a very young quarterback in J.J. Manuel.
However, they also have a number of questions on their offensive lines.
If Texas is able to get on the board quickly, it will be hard for the Longhorn to come back.
LSU must be able the pass the ball effectively and take care of the run.
Oklahoma should be a tough game, but if the Sooners can stay healthy and get off to a strong start, they could