first edition of college football playoff rankings The 2022 season was released on Tuesday night, and for the first time since the birth of this current format, Tennessee was tabbed as the top team in the nation. and is looking ahead to Saturday’s important meeting with No. 3 Georgia at the SEC at 3:30 PM ET.
However, both the Vols and Bulldogs were expected to finish in the first top four. Upon its release on Tuesday, most of the plot centered around his placement on three undefeated teams: Michigan, Clemson and TCU. Well, the Tigers and Wolverines ranked 4th and his 5th respectively, while Horned his Frogs trailed Crimson his 7th in his Tide.
So who is overrated and who is underrated in the first edition of the CFP rankings?
It’s hard to pin down the Tigers’ true identity this season. In one game, they look like world champions. Then they look like imposters. The quarterback’s DJ Uiagalelei has improved a lot since last year, but he’s still far from being the superstar he was touted for when he left high school. As a matter of fact, the last time we saw the Tigers, Wiagalerei was on the bench in favor of freshman Cade Krabnik.
They beat No. 20 Syracuse, No. 21 Wake Forest and No. 22 North Carolina State University. So far, the out-of-conference schedule has been Fuhrman and Louisiana Tech, which doesn’t do much to strengthen the Tigers’ claim. In fact, it’s impossible to trust this team with his eight-game sample.
What’s the knock against Michigan? An easy schedule that included out-of-conference victories over Colorado State, Hawaii State, and UConn? , the only 1-score game the Wolverines played was the 34-27 victory over Maryland on September 24. The Wolverines won Penn State No. 15 on October 15, 41-17. This is far more impressive than any match Clemson has accomplished.
In the end it doesn’t matter. Michigan, with games against No. 15 Illinois and No. 2 Ohio closing out the regular season, shows just how good Jim Harbaugh’s team is.
I just love the Tigers and how coach Brian Kelly is at the helm in his first year, but they shouldn’t be a top-ranked team with two losses at this point. Likes to argue about how complete it is, and LSU is still far from being mentioned in that discussion. . The passing offense is still in shape, but quarterback Jaden Daniels has to show that the stats can lighten his sheet a little bit in the air. A little more before this crime becomes credible.
The Tigers’ signature win was a 45-20 victory over No. 11 Ole Miss. Don’t get me wrong. Coming back from a 17-3 deficit and dominating the Rebels was impressive, but that’s all LSU can stake. that hat.
The world of college football seemed to have given up in Week 1 as the Tar Heels gave up 40 points to Appalachian State in the fourth quarter but still found ways to win. It’s completely unfair. They’ve scored 35 or more points in seven of his eight games, and coach McBrown made his quarterback Drake May a legitimate Heisman trophy contender in his first year. raised up.
The only downside is their 45-32 loss to unranked Notre Dame on September 24, which isn’t ideal, but it’s not like the Tar Heels are pushing to be a top 10 team. , No. 17, is too low for a one-loss power-five team that dictates style to its opponents virtually every week.
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Just Right: TCU
I had a TCU at number 7 CBS Sports 131 Voting, and that’s also where the Commission ranked the Horned Frogs. Yes, they beat Kansas at No. 13 and Oklahoma at No. It beats Texas in 24th place for the week. points, a final-second loss to top-ranked Tennessee.
That’s fine, but TCU dug a big hole against the Wildcats and Cowboys. “Game Control” is something the committee will consider, and TCU’s game control over the past three weeks has been erratic at best.
“We are a balanced team, offensive and defensive, and [TCU] “They could come back and win those games,” said Boo Corrigan, chairman of the CFP selection committee. , and of course the three-point loss in Tennessee, which as a committee decided Alabama No. 6 and TCU No. 7.”
In the end it doesn’t matter. Entered when the TCU executes the table.