The Alabama vs. Cincinnati rankings debate, and why the committee got it wrong

On this episode of The College Football Playoff Show, the first rankings are out, and the committee putting Alabama at No. 2 and Cincinnati at No. 6 has Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah fired up.
First, the guys think about adding Wake Forest and Notre Dame to the playoff discussion, and at the end, they kick out either Iowa or Ole Miss.
In between, with the help of the text subscribers, they dive into whether the committee is setting up Alabama to make the playoff as a two-loss team if the Tide loses to Georgia in the SEC title game. And what does Cincinnati have to do if the committee thinks only its win over Notre Dame matters so far?
Among the other discussions:

Which teams control their own destiny?

Did the committee get the Oregon-Ohio State order right?

What do they think of Michigan State at No. 3?

Why are three-loss Mississippi State and Wisconsin ranked so high?


Thanks for listening to The College Football Playoff Show. Apple Podcast listeners can hear the Tuesday show by subscribing at Apple Podcasts for $2.99 a month.
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices