The second week of the College Football Playoff rankings were released on Monday night and the Wisconsin Badgers clocked in at No. 14. That is one spot lower than they were last week despite beating a ranked team on Saturday. Hopefully beating Iowa means that Minnesota will drop spots next week, amirite?
Minnesota jumps into the Top 10 at No. 8 in the CFP rankings.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 13, 2019
The Golden Gophers' 9-spot jump from No. 17 to No. 8 is the biggest jump that any team has made into the Top 10 in the Playoff rankings. The previous largest was 6 spots: Ohio State in 2014 and Oklahoma State in 2015. pic.twitter.com/zNdp45PT6h
The Badgers took down the Hawkeyes 24-22 on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium, while the Gophers beat previously No. 4 Penn State in Minneapolis for their biggest win in TCF Bank Stadium history.
The top-four was due for a shakeup since PSU lost and also LSU beat Alabama, in Tuscaloosa no less.
There was much teeth gnashing on Sunday and Monday that the Crimson Tide, who ain’t played nobody outside of LSU, would hang onto the fourth spot because the committee hates us and God is dead. But rejoice! Were the season to end today a different second SEC team would be in the Playoff.
No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Georgia and No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Clemson would be a pair of pretty fun games imo. However, one of LSU, Georgia and No. 5 Alabama is due at least one more loss since some combo platter of those three will probably be in the SEC Championship game.
As far as the rest of the B1G goes, Michigan is No. 15 and Iowa is still in the top-25 at No. 20. The cowards did not rank Indiana.
the CFP is illegitimate and is not recognized in this sovereign province— #24 crimson quarry (@crimsonquarry) November 13, 2019
The battle for the Group of 5 New Year’s Six bowl spot is currently between No. 17 Cincinnati and No. 18 Memphis. No. 21 Boise State, No. 23 Navy and No. 25 Appalachian State are lurking if one of them slips up.
What do you think about the rankings? Are the Badgers right where they should be? Do you still see a path forward for them into a NY6 Bowl? Should they just be satisfied with ruining Minnesota’s season?