After an uneventful weekend in the world of college football, the Oklahoma Sooners stayed put at No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Miami Hurricanes switched spots with Clemson and moved up to No. 2, which was the only change in the top 10 this week.
The committee clearly hasn’t been terribly impressed by undefeated Wisconsin’s wins over Iowa and Michigan, and that’s probably how it should be. Wisconsin will get its shot to beat a good team in the Big Ten Championship. Until then, there’s no way the committee should even consider letting them pass Oklahoma.
As was the case a week ago, OU’s in pretty good shape. The talking heads keep bringing up the possibility of a one-loss Miami team staying in the top four even if Oklahoma and Wisconsin win out, but that just seems like a discussion created out of thin air. I’d feel much more threatened by a one-loss Alabama if that loss happened to come in the SEC title game, but OU will have very little to worry about if it plays well down the stretch. Do you picture them keeping Baker Mayfield — the most entertaining player in college football — out of it? I sure don’t.
The real movement will go down in the next couple of weeks when several playoff contenders will play very losable games. Let’s just hope Oklahoma doesn’t fall victim to parity.
Here are the full rankings: