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Biggest takeaways from first College Football Playoff rankings
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Biggest takeaways from first College Football Playoff rankings
SI.com Staff
Wednesday November 2nd, 2016

The release of the first set of rankings from the College Football Playoff selection committee this week created plenty of controversy. Why did Texas A&M earn the No. 4 slot instead of Washington? Why is Penn State rated the nation's 12th best team? There’s nothing wrong with debating those questions now, but they don’t really matter all that much. The rankings will become more important as the regular season nears its end. The results of Week 10 should lead to some new questions. A panel of Sports Illustrated writers and editors (Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton, Joan Niesen, Colin Becht and Gabriel Baumgaertner) made its picks for every big game.

 
  Staples Thamel Schnell Hamilton Niesen Becht Baum-
gaertner
UCLA at Colorado
Navy at Notre Dame
Texas A&M at Miss. St.
Texas at Texas Tech
Wisc. at NU
Pitt at Miami
Okla. St. at Kan. St.
TCU at Baylor
Florida at Ark.
Florida St. at NC State
Oregon at USC
Iowa at Penn St.
Georgia at Kentucky
Alabama at LSU
Nebraska at Ohio St.
Wash. at Cal
LAST WEEK 7-7 10-4 10-4 7-7 9-5 11-3 8-6
SEASON 88-47 88-47 97-38 90-45 90-45 91-44 88-47

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