Final CFP Rankings: LSU jumps Ohio State | College Football Playoff | CBS Sports HQ


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  • Christopher Foote
    Christopher Foote  3 weeks back

    You guys might not realize this but CFP in reality is a double-elimination champiionship. The team that weathers the storm is in reality the national champion. 2017 proved that. UCF ultimately were the national champions. This isn't something I'm inventing. It's reality. It isn't as simple as beating everyone on the schedule it's decidedly more but UCF were legitimately a champion all the same. They merited a championship.

    • Bama Hammer
      Bama Hammer  3 weeks back

      This years CFB Playoff Committee consisted of some of the worst and most partial members I can recall in the short history of the committee. The Committee favored the BIG10 and PAC12. They did everything they could to ensure their conference teams would get into the final four and major bowl games. They did not want LSU as the #1 team so they selected #2 Ohio State over them initially. They did not want Oklahoma (BIG12) or Alabama (SEC) as the potential final fourth team in the playoffs but rather pushed hard for Minnesota another BIG10 team. Win Alabama and Minnesota both loss their final games of the season they had no choice but to select Oklahoma as the final fourth team for the playoffs. Oklahoma deserved to be the fourth team after winning their conference. As an Alabama fan I would agree that with all of the major season ending injuries suffered this season by key starters that it was not one of the best four teams in the nation. But the true hate from the committee came out in the final rankings when they moved Alabama from 5th to 13th to ensure they would not even play in one of the major New Years Day Bowl Games. Alabama's only two losses were to #1 ranked LSU by 5 points and #15 ranked Auburn by 3 points. That game ended on a technically play for Auburn. But regardless we are talking a total of 8 points between the two losses with a team playing 8 true freshmen on defense; starting kicker loss for the season; 2 starting senior ILBs loss for the season; five star RB loss for the season, elite DE loss for the season; elite QB loss for the season and the list does not even include numerous players that were injured and missed one to three games. Here is my point. The final Coaches Poll and AP Poll totally disagreed with the committee's final ranking for Alabama. Both polls had Alabama ranked #9 and I totally agree. That is a major red flag. As a Bama fan we have gotten use to the hate from ESPN and other sports media networks. We call it "Bama Fatigue" and it was on full display this season. I don't have a problem with fans from other teams hating on Bama but when you are getting paid by ESPN, FOX, ABC, NBC, USA Today ETC to provide objective commentary and you don't tell the entire truth that is where I have a problem. In fairness I will give the  three anchors at CBS Sports (BJ and the crew) credit for being honest and fair in their assessments of teams but the rest of the sports media is simply garbage. I watched sports telecast after sports telecast talk about how Coach Saban and the Alabama dynasty was done which is laughable. Instead Alabama has quietly recruited some of the most elite players in the 2020 class and is currently ranked #2. There is talk that this 2020 class might be one of Coach Saban's best balanced on both sides of the ball. The good news is that Bama is not even done yet with the final recruiting cycle approaching in February. I can't wait until the Spring A Game to see the 2020 class coupled with the returning players from this season. My projection right now is they will be SCARY GOOD. To all you Bama haters out there  please continue to overlook Alabama and give praise to every other team as we return to the 'Bama Factor" next season. Roll Tide.

      • Jeff Franks
        Jeff Franks  1 months back

        No chance Clemson beats Ohio state. LSU Oklahoma game will be good and as much as I hate to say it LSU probably wins then Ohio state beats LSU by at least 2 touchdowns.

        • Bryan Baumgartner
          Bryan Baumgartner  1 months back

          Why is Clemson in there? Weak Schedule. Oklahoma another question mark. Expand the playoffs.

          • Lonnie Seeling
            Lonnie Seeling  1 months back

            LSU baby arrrgggghhhh i soo cant waite i want ohio State bring them on SEC BABY SCARIEST CONFERENCE IN THE WORLD geaux tigers boy

            • Mike Baker
              Mike Baker  1 months back

              Picking the teams is almost as BAD as before when there was NO playoff. Not having all conference winners will be the DOWN FALL of this so called playoff! Need PAC 12 regardless of what SO called no it alls say

              • Adrian Burnette
                Adrian Burnette  1 months back

                Its Ok Clemson hasnt really been tested this season no way Clemson is 3 with Penn St Minnesota Suck and Wisconsin on the schedule Ohio St vs LSU .....
                Ohio State vs Clemson 38-24
                LSU vs Oklahoma 34-31

                Ohio State vs LSU 34-21

                • Dee Saychantha
                  Dee Saychantha  1 months back

                  Overrated State and Overrated University will lose. Leaving Fighting Tigers vs Cartoon clemson tigers. Real Geaux Tigers win. LSU !!!

                  • Earl Luv
                    Earl Luv  1 months back

                    Keep sleeping on the buckeyes if you want. Best defense all four teams. Best running back, receivers and second best qb arm wise but first skills wise.. OHIO STATE hands down.

                    • Earl Luv
                      Earl Luv  1 months back

                      Buckeyes all day. LSU easy victory.. This is what the people want to see. Joe vs Fields

                      • Broly Brodie1321
                        Broly Brodie1321  1 months back

                        happy for Jalen Hurst 💯 where’s Alabama???

                        • Charles Adams
                          Charles Adams  1 months back

                          It sucks that LSU losses joe after this year do next year they will go back to being a boring sec offense

                          • Joel Drew Walden [King, M. L. ES]

                            BEST IN THEIR CONFERENCE 16 team CFB Playoffs
                            1LSU 13-0 Best in the SEC 5 MEMPHIS 21-1 Best in AAC
                            vs vs
                            16 Penn St 10-2 12 Baylor

                            2 Ohio St 13-0 Best in the B1G 6 Boise St Best in the Mountain West
                            vs vs
                            15 Utah 11-2 11 Georgia 11-2

                            3 Clemson 13-0 Best in the ACC 7 Appalachian St . 12-1 best in the Sun Belt
                            vs vs
                            14 Florida 10-2 10 Miami of Ohio Best in the Mid American

                            4 Oklahoma 11-1 Best in the Big 12 8 Oregon 11-2 Best in PAC 12
                            vs vs
                            13 Wisconsin 10 -3 9 FAU 10-3 Best in Con USA

                            10 Conference winners 6 wild card teams. This could start December 14th

                            • Damario Whitson
                              Damario Whitson  1 months back

                              I'm a O State fan but I really wanted to see Utah in there instead of Oklahoma if they won

                              • Buddy Guyerson
                                Buddy Guyerson  1 months back

                                SEC cawksuccers

                                • jerry flounders
                                  jerry flounders  1 months back

                                  Any of these Teams can win the Natty, Clemson is the only one that hasn't Proven shit because they didn't beat a ranked team. oh, Virginia was 24th for a second or Two. The ACC is so bad that they should be moved out of the power 5. We will see how many interceptions Trevor Throws after Chase Young Punches him in the Mouth. I doubt he ever got sacked all year.

                                  • Exar Kun
                                    Exar Kun  1 months back

                                    It's gonna be lsu vs Ohio

                                    • Tex 123a
                                      Tex 123a  1 months back

                                      lsu quarterback joe burrow old enough to be on his second season in nfl helps to.

                                      • bc_muzik IG
                                        bc_muzik IG  1 months back

                                        Clemson is finally going against a real football team

                                        • USNAVY*NAMVET
                                          USNAVY*NAMVET  1 months back

                                          JAN 13TH - TIGERS VS TIGERS IN N'AWLINS !!

                                          • Thom Smith!
                                            Thom Smith!  1 months back

                                            The Ohio State Buckeyes will take it all.

                                            • Derek White
                                              Derek White  1 months back

                                              I hope! But some great games! I think they will get some extra eyes on this playoffs.

                                          • TX Kevin
                                            TX Kevin  1 months back

                                            Glad the committee got it right. Yes, OH state looked great this season. They only played 2 teams ranked in the top 10 all season and zero in the top 5. LSU by contrast beat 5 teams ranked in the top 10 (at game time) and 2 ranked in the top 5. I believe they tied with only 3 other teams to EVER beat 5 top 10 ranked teams in a single season. With a dominant performance against a great defense, it was a no brainer.

                                            • TX Kevin
                                              TX Kevin  1 months back

                                              @Jeremy Hinds that is true. Still, it's a reasonable measure since the game itself impacts the rating. So no Texas is not a top 10 team. In game 1 at Texas was more reasonable than ..,many others

                                            • Jeremy Hinds
                                              Jeremy Hinds  1 months back

                                              Kinda skewed when you count them as a good when when they first meet not where they finish

                                          • Frog Dog
                                            Frog Dog  1 months back

                                            Wow everyone hates Oklahoma. Oh Snap! they do because they are among the best in the history of college football. Stats dont lie. Oklahoma Ohio and Alabama

                                            • Keith White
                                              Keith White  1 months back

                                              OSU all the way.

                                              • Scott Hargrove
                                                Scott Hargrove  1 months back

                                                I feel dumber now by listening to these clowns. But there will be 3 great games, regardless. But don't sleep on Oklahoma

                                                • Austin Guss
                                                  Austin Guss  1 months back

                                                  Wow saying Midget on TV. that's a cancelling

                                                  • Sunset Island
                                                    Sunset Island  1 months back

                                                    I am shocked that everything fell into place for OU.

                                                    • Milton Smith
                                                      Milton Smith  1 months back

                                                      @New Profile Baylor "sucks?" LOL! A team that finished 11-2, is ranked in the top-10, was just a few points shy of an undefeated season, and is going to the Sugar Bowl - that team "sucks??" Okay dude. Whatever you say.

                                                    • New Profile
                                                      New Profile  1 months back

                                                      Dont be. Baaylor and Utah suck. And Georgia Chokes

                                                  • Average Joe
                                                    Average Joe  1 months back

                                                    Clemson hasn't played anybody.
                                                    My bucks have beat back to back top 10 teams all day long.
                                                    OSU 45- Clemson 17

                                                    • New Profile
                                                      New Profile  1 months back

                                                      Average: Top 10? Wisconsin lost to an unranked and besides Penn State no other Big10 team is even decent

                                                  • Average Joe
                                                    Average Joe  1 months back

                                                    Buckeyes will smoke Clemson

                                                  • Eddie Pickens
                                                    Eddie Pickens  1 months back

                                                    This clown downed Texas and their ranking . Thet beat them by 7.. lol.. really? R they that stupid? He was right though, they're not much.. but LSU beat them by 7... lol

                                                    • Eddie Pickens
                                                      Eddie Pickens  1 months back

                                                      LSU barely beat Texas... come on stupid analysts.. lol

                                                      • Cyclone1333
                                                        Cyclone1333  1 months back

                                                        I’m a buckeyes fan, but I want to say I’m glad we’re able to play in the semifinals, playing the same team that beat us 31-0. Coach Day should have that posted all around the locker room. As a reminder, not to let it happen again. Good luck to all teams I can’t wait .

                                                        • John Stubbs
                                                          John Stubbs  1 months back

                                                          I'm not so sure OSU wants that smoke. Be careful what u wish for.

                                                      • Eddie Pickens
                                                        Eddie Pickens  1 months back

                                                        I can't wait to see if Ohio State can overcome Clemson.. Great Matchups!!

                                                        • Yvonne Parashad
                                                          Yvonne Parashad  1 months back

                                                          Think about it ... it’s just like nfl they don’t want LSU to beat Oklahoma because if that happens LSU will have homefield advantage !! Championship game in New Orleans !!! If you guys bet take LSU half time

                                                          • Dr. Dale Doback
                                                            Dr. Dale Doback  1 months back

                                                            LSU has been to the natty every time its been in New Orleans which is a helluva coincidence.

                                                        • John Pilgrim
                                                          John Pilgrim  1 months back

                                                          You guys need to add some context to some of your points. A&M is a good win. Look at their losses. Their only losses were to top ranked teams. The only bad loss they had was the beat down LSU gave them to end the regular season. Lost to Clemson by 14, lost to Auburn by 8, Alabama by 19, Georgia by 6, and LSU. Yes they ended up 7-5 but I’d count them as a good win seeing as how they were competitive in all of those games against top teams except LSU. Texas was also playing well early in the season. LSU faced them on the road in a tough environment when the team and fans were still buying in as being a contender. That stadium was crazy that night. I’d say either one of those wins are better than Cincy which people are trying to use to prop up OSU being better than LSU.

                                                          • John Pilgrim
                                                            John Pilgrim  1 months back

                                                            Jugular Joe Burrow won’t be denied. LSU winning the whole thing.

                                                            • James Taylor
                                                              James Taylor  1 months back

                                                              LSU should have never been #2 no way! Beating 5 team in Top 10 plus LSU had strength of schedule in their favor!

                                                              • Al B
                                                                Al B  1 months back

                                                                I am not arguing your assessment cause LSU is a fine team and they earned it. I'm just sayin the seed doesn't really matter as long as you are in. Each team has two games to play... and none of them are against slouches. Just because Oklahoma is seeded #4 doesn't mean they can't win it all. OSU proved that in 2014/15... with a third string QB! I plan on just sitting back and enjoying these games. They are going to be good ones! Good luck and...

                                                                GO BUCKS!

                                                              • Kind Ness
                                                                Kind Ness  1 months back

                                                                No cause this way OSU can play Clemson, since Clemson fans were saying OSU can't beat them. It'll be a helluva game

                                                              • John Stubbs
                                                                John Stubbs  1 months back


                                                            • P G
                                                              P G  1 months back

                                                              Don’t believe the hype Clemson is shits

                                                              • This is a load of barnacles

                                                                C'mon guys, we all know Oklahoma will be in the championship.

                                                                • Rex Mortiferum
                                                                  Rex Mortiferum  1 months back

                                                                  They're going to the NFL to beat the Cardinals in the Pro Bowl

                                                              • Charles Harding
                                                                Charles Harding  1 months back

                                                                Urban Meyer is EAGER to see OSU to play the Tigers. Revenge!!

                                                                • New Profile
                                                                  New Profile  1 months back

                                                                  So? Urban Meyer isnt even coaching them. I dont think he cares that much. Not like he did when he left Gators despite winning rings there

                                                              • zacharylansing
                                                                zacharylansing  1 months back

                                                                Ohh I love being the underdog :)

                                                                • david coker
                                                                  david coker  1 months back

                                                                  Boomer sooners ou wins it all calling it first LSU almost lost short horn Texas we got this

                                                                  • Viper
                                                                    Viper  1 months back

                                                                    I hope Oklahoma player see this. That 5'9 defensive back your talking about has played against tall receivers all year. So many media personnel noses is so much up Burrows ass... Joe Burrows ass ought to be sore .

                                                                    • Robert Adams
                                                                      Robert Adams  1 months back

                                                                      The Ohio State Buckeyes should still be #1. This is straight bullshit!. The Buckeyes beat the same team twice in the same season and Wisconsin was ranked both times!. LSU barley won alot of games and The Ohio State Buckeyes have blown out basically every team they faced!. This is a case where the #1 team in the country gets fucked and #2 LSU gets a gift. How did LSU jump The Ohio State Buckeyes when Ohio State has been more dominant the whole year?. It doesn't make sense.

                                                                      • Eric Kendrew
                                                                        Eric Kendrew  1 months back

                                                                        They are so butt hurt about LSU jumping Ohio St. Excuse me, The Ohio St.

                                                                        • Chuka Nweze
                                                                          Chuka Nweze  1 months back

                                                                          That's not why. We'd rather have a easier road to the championship. Who do you want to play first Oklahoma or clemson. Clemson game will e a dog fight. Oklahoma easier game to ease into before a match with c look Clemson or lsu. Of course we want the number one slot. Let 2 or 3 break each other apart and wait for them to come hobbling into the championship game.

                                                                      • lolboy -
                                                                        lolboy -  1 months back

                                                                        solid playoff contenders. still want a 6 team playoff

                                                                        • lolboy -
                                                                          lolboy -  1 months back

                                                                          @Gra Rutau - not a bad idea but why who to put in those 8 slots if we dont have conference champs

                                                                        • Gra Rutau
                                                                          Gra Rutau  1 months back

                                                                          They need to cancel the conference championship games and make it an 8 team playoff..with the first round being home games for the higher seeded teams..the money that's lost on the conference championships will be more than made up by having an average of 1.75 teams in it per conference.

                                                                      • Leonessa Band
                                                                        Leonessa Band  1 months back

                                                                        OU fans are world renowned for 3 things: unnecessary abrasiveness, blind cockiness, and excuses when they get embarrassed in the playoffs.

                                                                      • Michael Mars
                                                                        Michael Mars  1 months back

                                                                        LSU vs. Clemson. I'll be back in January