College Football Playoff Pool


Updated through November 13, 2017

Every week we update our pool of teams that is still in the running for the College Football Playoff. We organize teams into four groups of teams based on the priority they are likely to receive from the College Football Playoff selection committee.


Group 1
Undefeated teams from Power 5 conferences

Group 2
One-loss teams from Power 5 conferences

Group 3
Any team or conference champion with two or more losses from a Power 5 conference or, possibly, a one-loss team from a Group of 5 conference that may warrant consideration under unique circumstances (e.g., a two-loss SEC champion). These teams won’t be listed until it becomes apparent that they may have an opportunity to make the College Football Playoff field based on whether there are enough Group 1 and/or Group 2 teams.

Group 4
Undefeated teams from Group of 5 conferences


Our Current Rankings


RankingTeamConferenceGroupW-LNext Game
1AlabamaSECGroup 110-011/18: Mercer
2Miami (FL)ACCGroup 19-011/18: Virginia
3WisconsinBig TenGroup 110-011/18: Michigan
4ClemsonACCGroup 29-111/18: Citadel
5OklahomaBig 12Group 29-111/18: at Kansas
6GeorgiaSECGroup 29-111/18: Kentucky
7UCFAACGroup 49-011/18: at Temple