Beginning in 2014, a playoff selection committee will determine which four college football teams play for the national title. Some are skeptical of the committee, so we — the Elvii of college football — have joined together to present our weekly playoff nominations. We call it the T.C.B. Poll.
Playoff Rankings: Week 3
Each week, the T.C.B. Poll is an aggregate of all our inputs. Scroll down to see individual selections and opinions.
Also receiving votes: Auburn, Texas A&M.
TCB Committee Member Comments
Elvis Presley’s last movie was about a Doctor who was in charge of a clinic in a poor neighborhood. The movie was titled “Change of Habit.” Well there was no ‘change of habit’ in my top 4 over the weekend so it remains the same…
- Florida State
- Oregon – Every week their path to a perfect regular season seems easier.
- FSU – Every week, their path to a perfect season seems harder.
- Auburn – We’ll find out on Thursday is this pick is smart, or just homer-ism.
- Texas A&M – Has to win at least 3 of these games: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, and Missouri. I think they will.
Just like when I give my kids money to buy something, no change for Hawkeye Elvis.
- Oregon – They actually trailed! Wyoming 7-0 after the first quarter. And still scored 48 points. Their Pac-12 competition seems to be vanishing every week.
- Florida State – Will the Seminoles truly be tested this week with Clemson coming to town? Or will the Tigers get mollywhopped again?
- Alabama – The Gators barely held off Kentucky this week. What will the Tide do them? Hide the women and children.
- Auburn – A stern test for Auburn Elvis on a Thursday night. Be wary of that old wizard in Manhattan. They win this game and it looks really good on a resume.
This morning I’m just thankful there isn’t a Cyclone Elvis.
This job gets easier as the number of undefeated teams dwindles. It’ll get harder once we need to start differentiating between one-loss teams…
- Oregon – stays put for another week
- Oklahoma – moving them up a bit since their schedule strength is virtually identical to Oregon
- Florida State – Clemson test this week should help an atrocious schedule thus far and hopefully test the defending champs
- Alabama – I think they’re still the SEC team to beat, but like most, they have their flaws