Last year, the committee ranked teams by losses in their first rankings of the season. So I based my predicted rankings on that idea.
However, the committee reversed course this year and ranked one loss Alabama and Notre Dame ahead of a number of undefeated teams. Both teams had a close, fluky loss to top 25 team, so it does kind of make sense.
This week, I use the committee rankings from last week to predict how things change. Alabama almost certainly takes the second spot after beating LSU. But we’ll see how far LSU drops.
Clemson holds onto the top spot, deservedly so. Their next test might come on New Year’s Eve in the playoff.
To check out the predicted rankings and article, click here.