• Travis Tyler

College Football Playoff rankings Week 15

On Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff committee announced its third edition of team rankings for the 2020 season. Here is where things stand entering Week 15.

  1. Alabama (9-0)

  2. Notre Dame (10-0)

  3. Clemson (9-1)

  4. Ohio State (5-0)

  5. Texas A&M (7-1)

  6. Florida (8-1)

  7. Iowa Sate (8-2)

  8. Cincinnati (8-0)

  9. Georgia (6-2)

  10. Miami (8-1)

  11. Oklahoma (7-2)

  12. Indiana (6-1)

  13. Coastal Carolina (10-0)

  14. Northwestern (5-1)

  15. USC (4-0)

  16. Iowa (5-2)

  17. North Carolina (7-3)

  18. BYU (9-1)

  19. Louisiana (9-1)

  20. Texas (6-3)

  21. Colorado (4-0)

  22. Oklahoma State (6-3)

  23. North Carolina State (8-3)

  24. Tulsa (6-1)

  25. Missouri (5-3)

Dropped out: Wisconsin, Marshall, Oregon, Washington


There were no changes in the top six, so it appears those teams will have a shot until the end.


After destroying West Virginia, Iowa State moves form No. 9 to No. 7, jumping Cincinnati and Georgia. The Cyclones have finished regular season play and will face No.11 Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship. It appears that they will have a chance to sneak into to the playoff with a convincing win. Cincinnati has had its final two regular season games cancelled and will face No. 24 Tulsa in the AAC Championship. It will be interesting to see if that ends up affecting them.


Coastal Carolina and BYU gave us an instant classic on Saturday night. After the win, the Chanticleers move to No. 13 while BYU drops to No. 18, essentially just swapping positions in the poll. USC tied the Chanticleers for the second biggest rise this week, moving five spots from No. 20 to No. 15 after routing Washington State.


The biggest riser is Louisiana, who moves from No. 25 to No. 19 after a road win over Appalachian State. The Ragin Cajuns are set to face Coastal Carolina in the Sun Belt Championship next weekend.


Colorado headlines four previously unranked teams joining the list. The Buffaloes (4-0) come in at No. 21 this week and have a chance to win the PAC-12 South with a win and a USC loss. Texas is back in the rankings after a week on the outside looking in. Missouri and NC State have also joined the rankings. Wisconsin, Marshall, Washington, and Oregon all fell out after losses.

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