For the second week in a row, a team that was projected to be in the College Football Playoff lost. It just so happened that three of them did on Saturday, and all of them were unbeatens.
So yeah, if you’re looking for college football rankings drama, you couldn’t dream up a much better scenario.
But the carnage didn’t stop there. No. 8 Texas A&M lost 29-28 at home to Ole Miss and freshman quarterback Shea Patterson, the No. 1 QB recruit in the Class of 2016 whose redshirt was burned with this start. No. 9 Auburn failed to make a first down in the second half of its game against Georgia and lost 13-7, allowing top-ranked Alabama to clinch the SEC West title before even playing the Iron Bowl.
While the College Football Playoff rankings won’t be released until Tuesday, a number of ranking and metric systems come out on Sunday. The AP Poll, Coaches Poll, S&P+ and FPI all release their rankings on Sunday, and we’ve compiled them all for you to pass the time until the College Football Playoff committee releases its rankings on Tuesday night.
The rankings will be updated as each comes in on Sunday.
|2||Ohio State||Ohio State||Michigan||Michigan|
|3||Louisville||Louisville||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|9||Penn State||West Virginia||Auburn||FSU|
|10||West Virginia||Penn State||USC||Oklahoma|
|12||Colorado||Colorado||Penn State||Texas A&M|
|13||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma||Wisconsin|
|14||Western Michigan||LSU||Colorado||Washington State|
|16||LSU||Auburn||Western Kentucky||Ole Miss|
|18||Auburn||Florida||San Diego State||Miami|
|20||Washington State||Washington State||Ole Miss||West Virginia|
|21||Florida||Western Michigan||Texas A&M||Penn State|
|22||Boise State||Texas A&M||Troy||Stanford|
|23||Texas A&M||Boise State||TCU||Oklahoma State|
|24||San Diego State||North Carolina||Western Michigan||Florida|
|25||Troy||San Diego State||App. State||Western Michigan|
About the college football rankings
AP Poll: Voted on by 61 members of the media. A first place vote is worth 25 points, a second place vote is worth 24 points, a 25th-place vote is worth one point.
Coaches Poll: Similar voting system to the AP Poll, only it is made up of random group of FBS coaches.
S&P+: An analytical system developed by Bill Connelly of SB Nation and football outsiders that is, “derived from the play by play and drive data of all 800+ of a season’s FBS college football games.” This model places more of an emphasis on how a team plays rather than the win or loss result.
FPI: The Football Power Index is a predictive measure set up by ESPN. The FPI takes into account how a team has played in the past and predicts how it will play going forward. Per ESPN, “FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule.”
Results from around college football:
No. 2 Clemson fell at home to an unranked Pitt team, even though Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for an ACC-record 580 yards. One Clemson fan was very upset by the result.
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) November 13, 2016
No. 6 Louisville struggled early with Wake Forest but ultimately pulled away for another win. Lamar Jackson still looks like a good bet to be the Heisman Trophy winner.