College Football Playoff: Alabama assumes top spot, FSU falls to No. 3
Alabama beat Mississippi State to take control of the SEC and race for the No. 1 playoff seed
I have been projecting Florida State as the top seed, but the committee sent a message this week that undefeated doesn't mean much by itself. They moved Oregon ahead of the Seminoles last week, and with the schedules each team has left, there is no reason to think that order will change unless Oregon loses.
On top of that, the Seminoles' strength of schedule took a hit this week with losses by the two ranked teams they had beaten previously. Clemson lost at Georgia Tech and Notre Dame was upset at home by Northwestern. It's possible that FSU will be without a win over a ranked opponent this week.
If Oregon is going to be ahead of Florida State at the end of the year, then certainly a 12-1, SEC champion Alabama would be as well. In fact, the Tide now projects to the top seed overall.
Wisconsin demolished Nebraska to knock the Cornhuskers out of the host bowl projections. Arizona State's loss to Oregon State dropped the Sun Devils from the projections as well. Michigan State and Georgia are the replacements.
Also, Clemson dropped out of the ACC spot in the Orange Bowl, and is replaced by Duke.
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