Top 10 Teams Most Likely to Be in the 2019-2020 College Football Playoff

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The Top Ten
1 Ohio State Buckeyes The Ohio State Buckeyes are the athletic teams that represent The Ohio State University, named after the colloquial term for people from the state of Ohio and after the state tree, the Ohio Buckeye.

Their dominant defense and offense with Justin Fields and JK Dobbins could lead them to the playoff. However, they have to get through Michigan, Penn State, and the Big Ten West Champion to get there.

Ohio State is a good team and will finish undefeated or with one loss, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were left out in favor of a 2-loss SEC non-champion.

2 LSU Tigers The Louisiana State University Tigers are based in Baton Rouge and participate in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Known for their prowess in football and baseball, they have claimed multiple national titles. Their colors are purple and gold.

LSU is arguably the best team in the country, and Alabama is not making the playoffs for the very first time.

LSU has been extremely dominant, but they have an extremely tough conference schedule to get through.

I like the Tigers to find a way in.

3 Clemson Tigers The Clemson Tigers are the athletic teams representing Clemson University. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level (Football Bowl Subdivision, primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference for all sports since the 1953-54 season.

Clemson should've lost to North Carolina, but they didn't because their HC, Mack Brown, knew that the game would be fixed from the start and decided to make a poor last decision by going for 2 (which they failed) so Clemson could win and play Alabama in the playoffs. This was like the TCU-Oklahoma game back in 2015 when TCU should've won, but let Oklahoma win instead since the game was fixed from the very beginning. College Football and the NFL are probably becoming as fake as WWE.

Most likely because they have an absolutely garbage schedule. The other top contenders have at least one pretty tough game left.

4 Oklahoma Sooners

Iowa State should not have gone for 2 and let Oklahoma beat them. The Big 12 (except Kansas State) is a bunch of individuals who never learn, and Oklahoma does not deserve a spot in the playoffs. Let us hope that Baylor can stand up to them and win the Big 12 this year.

I actually thought the refs would let Oklahoma win (like they always do). No way can a talented team like Kansas State blow a 25-pt lead. With one loss, the Sooners aren't eliminated yet, but they will be if they don't win the Big 12.

Congratulations, Oklahoma, you just lost to Kansas State. Just like your wagon, your college football playoff hopes have rolled over and crashed.

5 Alabama Crimson Tide The Alabama Crimson Tide refers to the 21 men and women varsity teams that represent the University of Alabama.

They just lost to Auburn. Two losses, no conference championship. Alabama is basically eliminated from the playoffs.

An obvious favorite to make the tournament, barring any embarrassing losses in SEC play.

Roll Tide... As a Penn State fan, I said, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

6 Georgia Bulldogs The Georgia Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are the athletic teams of the University of Georgia. The Bulldogs compete in NCAA Division I and are members of the Southeastern Conference.

Georgia, with their recent loss to USC, was knocked pretty far outside contention, but there is a long shot that they could get in. Lots of things would have to go wrong for Alabama and LSU, though.

7 Penn State Nittany Lions

A talented two-way team, they have a serious chance to beat their competition. However, I do not think that they will be able to finish well if they lose before week 13.

8 Baylor Bears The Baylor Bears are the sports teams of Baylor University. Baylor's men's sports teams are named the Bears, and some women's teams are named the Lady Bears.

Still undefeated because they haven't played anybody. Their best win was against Iowa State, 23-21.

9 Oregon Ducks The Oregon Ducks are the athletic teams that represent the University of Oregon, a public flagship research university located in Eugene, Oregon.

A long shot Pac-12 team would be unlikely. It would take a lot of losses for this to happen.

10 Wisconsin Badgers

With a pretty easy remaining schedule, the only thing stopping them is the winner of the Big Ten East.


Update: Ouch. No. They lost to Illinois. Ouch.

They now have 2 losses. They are eliminated.

Yeah, but they're still really good.

The Contenders
11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are the athletic teams that represent the University of Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish participate in 23 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I intercollegiate sports and in the NCAA's Division I in all sports, with many teams competing in the Atlantic Coast... read more

If Notre Dame wins out, they have a slim chance to make the playoff.

12 Auburn Tigers The Auburn Tigers football program represents Auburn University in the sport of American college football.

When I look at this team, I see a very talented team with a lot of potential that has a tendency to collapse in big-time situations. Don't see them in the CFP.

13 Minnesota Golden Gophers

They just beat Penn State. Maybe they'll go undefeated in the regular season then lose to Ohio State.

Yes, Minnesota is a good team, but 3 of their next 4 games are very losable games. I don't see it happening.

14 Texas Longhorns Texas Longhorns athletics programs include the extramural and intramural sports teams of the University of Texas at Austin.

Texas Longhorns will win it all.

Um, yeah no, if they needed a field goal to beat Kansas, then no, they don't have a shot.

15 Utah Utes The sports teams of the University of Utah, the Utes are part of the NCAA Division I and compete in the Pac-12 Conference. The school has particularly strong skiing and gymnastics programs and has won multiple national championships in these disciplines. Their team colors are red and white.
16 Florida Gators The Florida Gators are the intercollegiate sports teams that represent the University of Florida located in Gainesville, Florida.
17 Washington State Cougars

The best and the coolest team in college history.

Nope. A team that lost to UCLA won't make it.

18 Michigan Wolverines The Michigan Wolverines comprise 27 varsity sports teams at the University of Michigan. These teams compete in the NCAA's Division I and in the Big Ten Conference in all sports except women's water polo, which competes in the NCAA inter-divisional Collegiate Water Polo Association.
19 Cincinnati Bearcats The athletic teams for the University of Cincinnati, located in Ohio, are part of the American Athletic Conference. Known for their football and basketball programs, they have also been successful in other sports. The team's primary colors are red and black.
20 Washington Huskies The sports teams for the University of Washington, the Huskies compete in the NCAA Division I as part of the Pac-12 Conference. With strong rowing, football, and women's volleyball teams, they have a rich athletic history. Their colors are purple and gold.

With their two losses up to this point, it's nearly impossible they can bounce back.

21 Boise State Broncos The Boise State Broncos are the official athletic program of Boise State University. The Broncos compete in a wide variety of sports as members of the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Mountain West Conference.

The CFP has made it clear that G5 teams aren't eligible for the playoffs. UCF didn't even rank in the playoff's top 10 in 2017 despite being the only undefeated team in the nation that year.
Update: They lost to BYU, so they won't even make the New Year's Six unless both SMU and App State lose a game.

22 Michigan State Spartans Michigan State University is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. It is widely known for its men's basketball program, which has won two national championships.
23 SMU Mustangs Based in Dallas, Texas, the Southern Methodist University Mustangs compete in NCAA Division I athletics as a part of the American Athletic Conference. Known for their strong football and basketball programs, they have a rich history dating back to the early 20th century. The team colors are red and... read more
24 Appalachian State Mountaineers
25 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Based in West Lafayette, Indiana, the Purdue Boilermakers are the athletic teams of Purdue University. They participate in the Big Ten Conference and are renowned for their engineering-based mascot, Purdue Pete. They excel in American football and men's basketball and sport black and gold colors.

Maybe Schiano will return and get them to the playoffs another year. I'd like to see that, not only because I respect Rutgers football, but because it'll make Tennessee fans cry since Pruitt will screw it up.

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