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


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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