College Football Playoff Rankings: Will San Diego State Rise Again in the Top 25?

College Football Playoff Rankings: Will San Diego State Rise Again in the Top 25?

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College Football Playoff Rankings: Will San Diego State Rise Again in the Top 25?

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By Way of Comparison: The Rest of the G5 Field

#5 Cincinnati (10-0): SP+ rank: 6 | Sagarin rank: 9 | Strength-of-schedule rank (per Sagarin/Sports Reference): 100/93

#14 BYU (8-2): SP+ rank: 41 | Sagarin rank: 28 | Strength-of-schedule rank (per Sagarin/Sports Reference): 49/45

Houston (9-1): SP+ rank: 38 | Sagarin rank: 39 | Strength-of-schedule rank (per Sagarin/Sports Reference): 114/116

#23 UTSA (10-0): SP+ rank: 49 | Sagarin rank: 43 | Strength-of-schedule rank (per Sagarin/Sports Reference): 131/124

Louisiana (9-1): SP+ rank: 54 | Sagarin rank: 57 | Strength-of-schedule rank (per Sagarin/Sports Reference): 124/128

What are the big takeaways here?

Coastal Carolina’s stunning loss to Georgia Southern removes the Chanticleers from the conversation. Houston and Louisiana put together solid wins against mediocre-at-best competition, while Cincinnati again took their sweet time putting an inferior opponent away while UTSA escaped an upset bid against a one-win Southern Miss team that turned to the Wildcat offense because injuries at the quarterback position were so bad. You have to think the committee would take a dim view of both and, by extension, elect not to bump them up in the overall standings.

So what do I think the third CFP top 25 will look like? Read on.

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