Brian Kelly Downplaying Notre Dame's Playoff Situation For Now

Where Penn State football might land in the first College Football Playoff ranking | Is Alabama clear-cut No. 1?

Where Penn State football might land in the first College Football Playoff ranking | Is Alabama clear-cut No. 1?

Armed with exponentially more data and blessed with far more time, the panel will release its initial 2017 rankings Tuesday at 7 p.m. - I'll be trick-or-treating with Tiny Teel, so don't expect a blizzard of hot takes on Twitter. He has made multiple receptions in each game this season, including a five-catch, 100-yard, one-score day against Purdue. It works every damn week even though time and time again the analysts covering the rankings and those watching still say these rankings mean nothing. As do the rankings depending on outcomes of the games.

"Cephus stands 6'1", 205 pounds and was originally committed to play basketball at Furman before flipping to football at Wisconsin.

Notre Dame is now ranked at No. 5 in the AP poll.

And if Alabama is unveiled outside the top two spots, the phone lines to Paul Finebaum will be melting down tomorrow. The goal is to promote discussion of the game, and nothing riles up fans than seeing their team be underrated in the rankings.

"I know Georgia is a really good team, and I know Notre Dame", said Kelly, whose Irish lost 20-19 to the Bulldogs on September 9.

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The bounty of things shaking out since then include Georgia's rise to a dominant 8-0 and Notre Dame's unforeseen surge to a dominant 7-1. This is the most valuable lesson we have learned about this format the past three years.

The first College Football Playoff rankings will be released Tuesday, Oct. 31. The above formula is a good platform to build off of when selecting the teams. For example, last season Penn State was left out and Ohio State got in. The Aggies were dominated by Mississippi State 35-14 at home on Saturday. A win against MI at the end of the season set the Buckeyes up to essentially win and get in with the Big Ten championship, and they did just that, much to the chagrin of TCU and Baylor fans.

How much does it matter that somebody (in this case, Oklahoma) won on somebody else's field (in this case, Ohio State) in the nascent part of the season? The Tide have held the top spot for 10 weeks. The remaining three teams that make up the final four is anyone's guess.

Typically, the top four teams are from a Power-5 conference and have either one or zero losses.

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