Hayden’s top four teams in college football



A wild week seven of college football shakes up my top four rankings of who makes the Playoff if the season ends today. No. 6 Tennesse took down the always dominate No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide in Knoxville, Tennessee for the first time in 15 years.

Tennessee slides up past Michigan and takes the third-place spot where Alabama was in my new rankings. The Volunteers proved that they are ready to take their program to that next level and have put together a tremendous season. With dominant wins over SEC foes and this statement win over the Tide, the Volunteers have cemented their spot in the top four unless they lose.

The Georgia Bulldogs remain at number one. The Bulldogs are coming off a blowout win over SEC opponent Vanderbilt 55-0. The Dawgs have done nothing to make them drop a spot. Despite two bad games in which they still won, UGA has dominated most of its opponents, and that 49-3 victory over Oregon to start the season can’t be overlooked.

I have Ohio State at number two still. The Buckeyes haven’t done anything to drop a spot either. Despite the weak strength of schedule, OSU has repeatedly showed up every week and taken care of business. Their best win of the season is still Notre Dame, which is why they can’t leap up over Georgia at the moment.

In the fourth spot of my rankings, I have the Michigan Wolverines once again. The Wolverines just came off an impressive win over No. 10 Penn State, which they won 41-17. Despite this top ten victory, this win over Penn State isn’t as impressive as Tennessee’s win over Alabama. Alabama is a far better opponent than Penn State is right now, therefore, I believe Tennessee jumps over Michigan in the rankings.

These rankings aren’t set in stone with Georgia still having to play Tennessee later in the year and Michigan having to play Ohio State to end the season. I have Alabama dropping down to number six and with these matchups still to come, the Tide can find their way back into the top four by the end of the season.