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Auburn No. 2 in Final Regular Season College Football Playoff Rankings

By on November 28th, 2017 in Football, News 8 Comments »

Gus Malzahn has positioned his team for a run at a possible national championship (photo: Julie Bennett/

The College Football Playoff Committee announced its final regular season rankings tonight, and there is a new team in the top four. After Auburn soundly beat two number one teams in 15 days, the Tigers jumped from 6th place to No. 2 in the rankings.

This means Auburn will definitely be in the playoffs if they can defeat No. 6 Georgia in a rematch Saturday in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. Auburnc beat the Dawgs 40–17 three weeks ago but the Tigers’ SEC-leading running back Kerryon Johnson was injured in the Bama game, and his status for Saturday is questionable.

Alabama dropped from No. 1 to No. 5 after being dominated by the Tigers in the Iron Bowl. TV ratings show it was the most watched college football game of the 2017 season. The Tide now has to hope one of the top four stumble in a conference championship game for a chance to get back in the picture.

The College Football Playoff final rankings and bowl matchups will be announced Sunday at 11 a.m. CT.  Most likely the teams that find themselves in the 5th or 6th place spot will be selected
for a New Year’s Six bowl. The top six teams as of today are as follows.

1. Clemson (11–1)
2. Auburn (10–2)
3. Oklahoma (11–1)
4. Wisconsin 12–0
5. Alabama (11–1)
6. Georgia (11–1)


  1. Jason Wright says:

    War Dams Eagle!

    No one gave Auburn a chance to be here but Gus. Now lets take care of those dawgs that are saying they beat themselves 3 weeks ago! Tigers need to pour it on them for that cocky talk!

  2. jbellison56 says:

    I’m concerned about the split in the crowd. I know Auburn travels well but Georgia has had 5-6 weeks to buy up tickets. It could be like a road game for Auburn.

  3. jbellison56 says:

    Just saw a picture on twitter of Kerryon with what looked like a cast on his right wrist and hand. So if he plays it would probably hinder his catching passes not to mention throwing any.

  4. meathead530 says:

    You know, if the crowd is more Georgia then Auburn can prove them their championship status by winning despite the crowd. And as for KJ, it sounds like confidence is good that he’s playing. Gus will have this team ready. They’re special, better than the 2013 team and more rounded than the 2010 team.

  5. Orangeblood says:

    The Tide is Toast.

    All the Gumps I know are presumpuisly saying they will make the playoffs.

    The selection committee is clearly saying they will give credence to Conference Champions. Where does that leave Bama, they didnt even win their division?

    As I see it. The Committee thinks the these current top four will likely win their Conference CG.

    Alternate winners would likely leepfrog Bama.
    Miami, Ohio St and Ga would surely surpass the Tide due to winning their CCG and a higher ranked opponent in the process. Except TCU… would they move past Bama????

    I think/hope they would by taking down the likely Hiesman winner (Mayfield).
    If not????

    Then what could be Sweeter than winning Amen Corner, beating a very great Georgia team a second time for all the SEC marbles, and then..beating Alabama a second time, in the same year, to win a NCG.

    That would stellar in the history books.
    But…I dont think they will get the votes!

    • WarSamEagle WarSamEagle says:

      Yep and Saban has said in the past, "If a team doesn't win their conference, they don't deserve to play for a national championship." All of sudden he appears to have changed his mind. Ha, ha, ha.

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