If NCAA Football betting fans been following the weekly standings in the College Football Playoff, the two key things to remember are short-term thinking and the “eye” test. However, don’t expect the CFP Selection Committee to be consistent in their application of those two ideas.
Taking A Look at This Week in the College Football Playoff Odds Standings
Let’s look at the trends. Clemson has been #1 from the beginning. They look strong, and they keep winning. LSU was #2 in the initial rankings. Three tough losses later, and LSU isn’t even in the top 25. Now, Alabama is #2, even though they have a loss to an 8-3 Ole Miss team that isn’t even in the top 15 of the rankings. Then comes Oklahoma at #3, but given the fact that they have beaten TCU and Baylor back to back, that passes the short-term thinking test. Remember that Oklahoma is 10-1, with that loss coming to unranked Texas. That’s probably too long ago for the committee to remember. So if you follow that logic, the #4 team should probably be Notre Dame, who continues to look strong each week, or Michigan State, who dominated Ohio State and has also beaten Michigan and Oregon. Michigan State has a loss (to unranked Nebraska, which apparently matters more than Oklahoma’s loss to Texas), as does Notre Dame, but they lost to top-ranked Clemson.
1. Clemson 2. Alabama 3. Oklahoma 4. Iowa pic.twitter.com/JFcKB8PCFj— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 25, 2015