College football rankings: Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia fans have reason to be giddy

Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

Top 25 mayhem in the polls, computers and BCS awaits us on Sunday. Let's take our best guess at what the college football rankings will look like after a shakeup Saturday.

After Kansas State got rocked by Baylor and Oregon fell in overtime to Stanford, Sunday's college football Top 25 is getting a major rearrangement. For the first time in five years, Nos. 1 and 2 lost on the same day, and now, barring total mayhem, the national championship field has now narrowed to three teams: Notre Dame, Alabama and Georgia.

The latter two will play each other in the SEC Championship Game, and for the seventh straight year, we should have a SEC team in the title game. They never, ever go away. Meanwhile, Notre Dame still has to get past USC -- a loss to the Trojans could mean another shot for Florida or Oregon. I don't see any way Kansas State comes back from this, especially without the chance to win a conference title game.

These aren't necessarily my rankings, just my best projection right now of what we could be looking at on Sunday. I don't think K-State falls all that far. Even though their loss was a bad one, they've likely built up enough goodwill in the polls to not fall into the two-loss mix. Oregon, meanwhile, has a very solid loss.

  1. Notre Dame, 11-0
  2. Alabama, 10-1
  3. Georgia, 10-1
  4. Florida, 10-1
  5. Oregon, 10-1
  6. Kansas State, 10-1
  7. LSU, 9-2
  8. Texas A&M, 9-2
  9. Stanford, 9-2
  10. Florida State, 10-1
  11. Clemson, 10-1
  12. South Carolina, 9-2
  13. Oklahoma, 8-2
  14. Nebraska, 9-2
  15. Texas, 8-2

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