College Football Playoff committee chairman went on ESPN Tuesday night to explain the latest controversial rankings.
There wasn’t expected to be much shakeup in the College Football Playoff rankings this week after the top 12 teams all won, and that’s largely what happened.
Miami and Clemson switched spots in the top four, with the Hurricanes moving into the No. 2 spot and the Tigers moving back to No. 2. College Football Playoff Committee chairman Kirby Hocutt said that there’s a “slight” separation between Miami and Clemson.
In fact, Hocutt indicated there’s not a lot to separate the top five teams in this week’s rankings: Alabama, Miami, Clemson, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
“From team No. 1 to team No. 5, we spend a lot of time talking about what separating these two teams,” Hocutt said. “It’s a narrow separation.”
There wasn’t much SEC talk with Hocutt due to Alabama, Auburn and Georgia all holding serve in Week 12. But Hocutt did comment on the ability for teams to have an “evolving” résumé on a week-to-week basis, which could come into play this week as Auburn and Alabama face off in the Iron Bowl.
“The résumé’s continued to be studied and they continue to change each and every week,” Hocutt added. “The selection committee takes all of that into consideration.”