We’ve got another month or so to sort all this out, and a lot of it will be done on the field.
However, there’s still arguments out there to be had about the release of the first College Football rankings, which the committee announced today.
Here are some of the dispatches from the Twitter world:
When I saw Texas A&M at #4 pic.twitter.com/h5Mz9R1L22
— BUFFALO CHILL CODY (@edsbs) November 1, 2016
Texas A&M? Is that a joke? https://t.co/2XZwRwTCbY
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) November 1, 2016
Washington mood… pic.twitter.com/nhmECYierP
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 1, 2016
— Hale McGranahan (@Hale_AJC) November 1, 2016
Gig 'em pic.twitter.com/LtoMp3CLb3
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) November 1, 2016
Well, Stanford and Oregon stink and USC stunk for 5-6 games. Not Washington's fault, but the league is weak this year. https://t.co/60I9jrKmYw
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_AJC) November 1, 2016
*reading CFP rankings* pic.twitter.com/PVEvvBykrj
— PodKATT (@valleyshook) November 1, 2016
This just sets up for the meltdown in Aggieland when 11-1 A&M falls from third to sixth in the last rankings like TCU 2 years ago.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 1, 2016
For what it's worth, according to our metrics, Texas A&M's remaining SOS is 40th; Washington's is 14th. https://t.co/O6yWUiCTQn
— Sam Khan Jr. (@skhanjr) November 1, 2016
Washington will jump Texas A&M when they win the Pac 12. But nice attempt by committee to rustle up some "controversy."
— Alec Shirkey (@AShirkey) November 1, 2016
Strength of record is important. Actual strength should be more important.
— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) November 1, 2016
Hot take: The committee did a good job!
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 1, 2016
Surprised to see Auburn at No. 9 and LSU as high as 13. But hey that just tells you how much everything changed… https://t.co/phq3DilKq2
— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN) November 1, 2016
Big 12 has a climb in front of it, whoever has the best pair of boots for it.
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) November 1, 2016