Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

UCF Knights Hit Top 10 in College Football Playoff Rankings

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Cassandra Castillo | 21 November, 2018, 17:24

The college football playoff committee finally gave way, as Central Florida jumped Ohio State to become the highest-ranked Group-of-5 team ever in the CFP rankings.

No. 4 MI at No. 10 Ohio State - One of these teams will be out after this weekend.

The Buckeyes needed overtime to get past Maryland last week. The War on I-4 was arguably the most exciting game of last year's rivalry week, but this year's South Florida team has felt the effects of electric quarterback Quinton Flowers's graduation and has lost its last four after a 7-0 start that smelled fishy all along. The continuity at the top is just slightly different from a week ago when the top 10 teams were unchanged from the previous week. While I'll have something to say about UCF and its top-10 ranking, there's another question about this week's rankings that I find fascinating, and that's where I'm beginning. It was No. 15 at this point a year ago. An Ohio State win over No. 4 MI assuredly moves Ohio State near the top four and ahead of the Knights, who now occupy the highest spot a Group of Five team has ever had in the history of the rankings. With the AAC East locked up, Charlie Strong will circle the wagons around the opportunity to put a stop to UCF's playoff hopes at Raymond James Stadium.

No. 16 Washington at No. 8 Washington State - The Apple Cup looms large. The Cougars stayed at No. 8 despite picking apart Arizona late Saturday night.

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- Clemson (11-0) after the Tigers beat SC.

Oklahoma has played a similar schedule to Ohio State depending on who you listen to (Oklahoma's SOS is ranked 43rd by Sagarin and 76th by S&P+ while Ohio State's is 53rd in Sagarin and 74th in S&P+), and has outscored opponents by an average of 18.8 points per game. The good news for the Buckeyes is they face No. 4 MI at home Saturday. UCF moved ahead of West Virginia (which dropped to No. 13 after losing at Oklahoma State) and leapfrogged Ohio State. ACC Coastal champion Pitt makes an appearance in the rankings at No. 24 after clinching the division on Saturday.

According to Herbie, if Clemson, Notre Dame and MI all win-out and Alabama loses, the Tide might not make the playoff.

Oklahoma remains at No. 6 and Ohio State is at No. 10. West Virginia is nice, but if Texas can win in Lawrence, there's a chance the Horns could be a top-10 team in the Big 12 championship next weekend. Texas moved up one spot to No. 14.

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