NCAAF Betting: 2020 Playoffs Ranking Prediction

Posted by Derrick Harper on December 7, 2020 in

As we’re nearing the end of the college football season, teams are making their final pushes at one of the four playoff positions. With conference championship games coming up soon, there are still some possibilities of teams that are in the top four spots right now dropping down. The committee will release their rankings on Tuesday night, so we’re going to try to predict where the top 10 teams will fall in their rankings. Let’s jump right into action so you can bet against their NCAAF odds.

College Football Playoff Rankings Prediction

1. Alabama

The Crimson Tide has been dominating the SEC. They clinched a spot in the SEC Title game after they demolished LSU on Saturday. Alabama looks like the team to beat this season, and even with a loss somewhere along the way, the Tide could still be in the playoffs.

2. Notre Dame

The Irish keep on winning. After defeating Syracuse, the Irish earned a spot in the ACC Title game. They’ll be playing Clemson. The Irish already own a victory over the Tigers, so that game will be huge for the playoff rankings.

3. Clemson

After beating Virginia Tech, the Tigers will get to face Notre Dame in the conference championship game. The loser of this game could lose their playoff spot.

4. Ohio State

The Buckeyes dominated Michigan State with a roster that was missing some key players due to COVID-19 issues. If Michigan can’t play next weekend, Ohio State won’t have enough games played to qualify for the Big 10 Championship game. If that happens, we could see some action from the Big 10.

5. Texas A&M

Their victory over Florida is keeping them at the #5 spot. They beat a tough Auburn team on Saturday. The Aggies will be rooting for Michigan not to be able to play on Saturday. If that’s the case, the committee could move A&M up and drop the Buckeyes down.

6. Florida

Their loss to Texas A&M continues to keep them at this spot. The Gators beat Tennessee on Saturday, and with that win, they earned a spot in the SEC Title game. They’ll more than likely face Alabama. A win over the Tide would most certainly earn them a spot in the playoffs.

7. Cincinnati

The Bearcats had the weekend off, and will probably still be at the #7 spot when the rankings are released on Saturday. They have a date with Tulsa this Saturday. Tulsa is a very good team, and could give Cincinnati some trouble. If they win, they probably won’t move up unless some crazy things happen to the teams above them.

8. Iowa State

This could be the first change in the rankings. With a dominant victory over West Virginia, the Cyclones will now have two weeks to prepare for Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship game. The Cyclones know that their loss to Oklahoma State is huge. If they can beat a Sooner team that is playing great football right now, the Cyclones could move up even more.

9. Indiana

The Hoosiers are showing everyone that they’re no fluke. Even without Michael Penix Jr., the Hoosiers were able to defeat Wisconsin on Saturday. They had a huge comeback against Ohio State fall just short. If they have a few more minutes in that game, we could be talking about the Hoosiers in the top four.

10. Georgia

Georgia didn’t play this weekend, as Vanderbilt was unable to play. If Georgia wasn’t in the SEC, we wouldn’t be talking about them being in the top 10.