1. LSU (15-0; SEC Champion; National Champions)

The most dominant team in recent memory capped off their memorable season with a national championship win over Clemson. This team had an improbable run to a perfect record, in which the Tigers beat 7 teams that were ranked inside the Top-10 at some point of the season. This team became the first in CFB history to beat the top four teams in the preseason AP poll and to make it even more impressive beat these teams by an average of 21 points. Burrow led these Tigers to one of the most impressive seasons in CFB history and I do not think this ranking can be debated.

LSULSU celebrates their 4th National Championship. (Source: New York Times)

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Last night, the CFP committee dropped the first round of playoff rankings and the world is still talking about why their team was not higher or why their rival should be lower in the rankings. We have Clemson fans upset (rightly so) that their team was left out of the top 4, but we also have Ohio State fans that are celebrating (prematurely) that their team was #1 in the rankings. We have other fans (I am looking at you Tuscaloosa and Baton Rouge) that are mad that their teams are not #1. 

I am hear to let people know to take a nice deep breath and just relax. There are still 5 weeks left in the season, plus a weekend of conference championships that will decide the final four teams that will compete for a national title. I have ranked the top 10 matchups remaining this season that will determine the four teams in the CFP. This list does not include championship week games, because we all already know how important those games are to the playoff race.

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The playoff committee will release their first round of playoff rankings tonight at 8pm CT/ 9pm ET, which will be sure to insight much reaction from the college football world. There are many unknowns about tonight’s rankings. How does the committee view the strength of schedule of teams like LSU, Ohio State, and Alabama? Did the one-point win over UNC hurt Clemson’s chances? There are many scenarios that could play out tonight and shape the college football playoff chase.Here I give my predictions on where you could find your favorite team. I know we are all rooting for chaos.

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