What the CFP Rankings Could Have Looked Like After Week 3

We’re still weeks away from getting our first official look at the first 2022 release. College Football Playoffs rankings, but that doesn’t stop us from trying to fix everything ourselves.

It has been incredibly difficult to understand what the CFP committee of a given year uses as the criteria they choose to choose to justify the ranking from one year to the next. This is what happens when human beings rotate through the committee and their differing opinions and views come together in picking only four teams to compete in the so-called “playoffs”. That’s why I’m a big fan of the future model that’s been reported that involves more well-known variables.

But back to the current state of affairs. Based on what we’ve seen in the past from the CFP committee and where teams are at this still very young stage of the season, here’s how we see the top 25 in the college football playoff standings shaking if released. at this point in the season.

25 Michigan State

Michigan State’s Jalen Nailor wears the “S” logo on his helmet with the rest of the Spartans for the game against Indiana on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 2-1
Result week 3 | Lost to Washington 39-28
next game | against Minnesota
Lily Spartan Thread

24 Miami (FL)

October 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; The Miami Hurricanes helmets out against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 2-1
Result week 3 | lost at Texas A&M 17-9
next game | against MTSU

23 Texas Longhorns

November 10, 2018; Lubbock, TX, USA; A Texas Longhorns helmet on the sidelines during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium. Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 2-1
Result week 3 | Beat UTSA 41-20
next game | against MTSU
Lily Longhorn wire

22 Texas A&M

Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 2-1
Result week 3 | Beat Miami (FL) 17-9
next game | at texastech
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21 Utah

Former Ohio State hires Clark Phillips on why he moved back to Utah September 14, 2019; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; A general view of the helmet worn by Utah Utes quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) against the Idaho State Bengals at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 2-1
Result week 3 | Beat San Diego State 35-7
next game | at Arizona State

20 Florida

November 20, 2021; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Florida Gators helmet against the Missouri Tigers during the game at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 2-1
Result week 3 | Defeat USF 31-28
next game | at Tennessee
Lily alligator thread

19 BYU

October 1, 2021; Logan, Utah, USA; A general view of a helmet worn by the Brigham Young Cougars during a game against the Utah State Aggies at Merlin Olsen Field in Maverik Stadium. Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 2-1
Result week 3 | lost at Oregon 41-20
next game | vs. Wyoming

18 Oregon

An ‘End Racism’ sticker joins the American flag on Oregon players’ helmets on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 2-1
Result week 3 | Beat BYU 41-20
next game | in washington state
Lily Wire Ducks

17 Baylor

January 1, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baylor Bears helmets on the sidelines during the first quarter of the 2022 Sugar Bowl at Caesars Superdome. Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 2-1
Result week 3 | Defeat Texas State 42-7
next game | in the state of Iowa

16 Washington

November 23, 2018; Pullman, Washington, USA; The Washington Huskies helmet sits during a second half football game against the Washington State Cougars at Martin Stadium. Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | To beat state of michigan 39-28
next game | against Kent State

15 Wake Forest

September 30, 2017; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; A close view of a Wake Forest Demon Deacons helmet during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at BB&T Field. Jeremy Brevard – USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Defeat Vanderbilt 37-36
next game | versus. Clemson

14 Ole Miss

October 12, 2019; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Mississippi Rebels helmet during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. Denny Medley – USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Defeat Georgia Tech 42-0
next game | against Tulsa

13 NC status

November 13, 2021; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; A North Carolina State Wolfpack helmet is seen on the sidelines during the second half against the Wake Forest Deacons at Truist Field. Credit: William Howard-USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Beat Texas Tech 27-14
next game | against UConn

12 Tennessee

November 23, 2019; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Tennessee Volunteers helmet during the second half against the Missouri Tigers at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Beat Akron 63-6
next game | versus. Florida
Lily Wire Flights

11 Arkansas

November 23, 2019; Baton Rouge, Los Angeles, USA; General view of the Arkansas Razorbacks helmet during the second half of the game against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Credit: Stephen Lew – USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Defeat Missouri State 38-27
next game | at Texas A&M
Lily Wire Razorbacks

10 Oklahoma State

January 1, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Detail view of an Oklahoma State Cowboys helmet during the 2022 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas – USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Defeat AR-Pine Bluff 63-27
next game | at Baylor

9 Kentucky

October 27, 2018; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Kentucky Wildcats helmet during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. Denny Medley – USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Beat Youngstown State 31-0
next game | against Northern Illinois

8 Penn State

November 16, 2013; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; General view of a Penn State Nittany Lions helmet before the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Beaver Stadium. Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | To beat Auburn 41-12
next game | against Central Michigan
Lily Nittany Lions Yarn

7 Clemson

The Clemson football helmet near the Fiesta Bowl trophy during the coaches press conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday, December 27, 2019. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Beat Louisiana Tech 48-20
next game | at Wake Forest
Lily Clemson Wire

6 USC

December 29, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; General overview of the 2017 Cotton Bowl logo on the back of the helmet of Southern California Trojans long snapper Jake Olson at AT&T Stadium. Credit: Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Beat Fresno State 45-17
next game | at Oregon State
Lily Trojan Thread

5 Oklahoma

Oklahoma helmets are seen before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, September 25, 2021. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | To beat Nebraska 49-14
next game | against Kansas State
Lily Sooners Yarn

4 Michigan

Michigan analyst Ryan Osborn allegedly coached against NCAA rules November 18, 2017; Madison, Wis., USA; A Michigan Wolverines helmet during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Beat UConn 59-0
next game | against Maryland
Lily Wolverines Yarn

3 Ohio State

Ohio State Freshman WR Kaleb Brown Removed His Black Tape |  Buckeyes Wire Ohio State Buckeyes helmets with the word “Equality” sit on the sidelines before an NCAA Division I football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday October 24, 2020 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Beat Toledo 77-21
next game | versus. Wisconsin

2 Alabama

Jul 18, 2018; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; An Alabama Crimson Tide helmet is shown on the main stage during SEC Football Media Day at the College Football Hall of Fame. Credit: Dale Zanine – USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Defeat UL Monroe 63-7
next game | against Vanderbilt

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1 Georgia

December 12, 2020; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A detailed view of a Georgia Bulldogs helmet during the second half against the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Where are things

Save | 3-0
Result week 3 | Beat South Carolina 48-7
next game | against Kent State
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