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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Comparing the top 25's: Who got it right?


Another season is in the books with the CSO Mock CFP committee top 25, so what better time than now to compare ours against the real committee.



 Mock CFP Committee     Real CFP Committee

1) Clemson                        1) Clemson
2) Oklahoma                     2) Oklahoma
3) Georgia                        3) Georgia
4) Alabama                       4) Alabama
5) Ohio State                     5) Ohio State
6) Wisconsin                      6) Wisconsin
7) USC                               7) Auburn
8) Auburn                           8) USC
9) Central Florida              9) Penn State
10) Penn State                   10) Miami (FL)
11) Washington                  11) Washington
12) Miami (FL)                  12) Central Florida
13) TCU                             13) Stanford
14) Notre Dame                 14) Notre Dame
15) Michigan State            15) TCU
16) Oklahoma State           16) Michigan State
17) Stanford                       17) LSU
18) LSU                             18) Washington State
19) Memphis                      19) Oklahoma State
20) Washington State         20) Memphis
21) Virginia Tech                21) Northwestern
22) Northwestern               22) Virginia Tech
23) Mississippi State          23) Mississippi State
24) South Florida               24) N.C. State
25) N.C. State                     25) Boise State


Takeaways:

- One of the things the Mock CFP Committee has taken great pride is the ability to recognize Group of Five teams for their accomplishments when warranted. 

- Central Florida finished at No. 9 and was rewarded for going 12-0 in the American Athletic Conference, which is arguably the strongest of the Group of Five leagues since the start of the New Year's Six format in the 2014 season.

- The Mock CFP Committee came out with their final Top 25 about an hour before the real rankings and with no surprise, the first six teams were consistent and all six bowl matchups were correct outside of the Fiesta and Cotton Bowl sites switched out.

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