Just days before we enter the final week of the college football regular season, the official Top 25 ranking will be unveiled Tuesday evening, but the latest mock for the College Football First Four shows the same four teams from last week will top the playoff field. The mock poll includes Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Mississippi State at the top. The college football betting odds for the NCAAF playoffs are pretty much the same, with the Seminoles dominating the lines as the top favorite team to win the national championship.
Alabama and Oregon are tied for No. 1 with 65 points, while Florida State was third at 64. The Crimson tide earned the top seed this week by virtue of being ranked ahead of Oregon on seven of the 13 ballots.
The situation surrounding the No. 4 spot I smuch clear now. Last week there was a tie in the fourth place, but this week Mississippi State shook free of TCU, with 30 points compared to the Horned Frogs’ 25.
- Florida State (122 points), 11-0
Previous rank: No. 1
Last week: def. Boston College, 20-17. This week: vs. Florida.
Projected playoff position: vs. Mississippi State in the Rose Bowl.
- Alabama (119), 10-1
Previous rank: No. 2
Last week: def. Western Carolina, 48-14. This week: vs. Auburn.
Projected playoff position: vs. Oregon in the Sugar Bowl.
- Oregon (106), 10-1
Previous rank: No. 3
Last week: def. Colorado, 44-10. This week: at Oregon State.
Projected playoff position: vs. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.
- Mississippi State (88), 10-1
Previous rank: No. 4
Last week: def. Vanderbilt, 51-0. This week: at Ole Miss.
Projected playoff position: vs. Florida State in the Rose Bowl.