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2017 College Football Polls: Week 15

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Week 15 Polls

The College Football Playoff rankings

The only rankings that actually matter, in terms of setting up the postseason. This is the list that makes up the Playoff field and determines a lot of who goes where. For instance, Washington’s destined for the New Year’s Six because it got above TCU.

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

The Associated Press Top 25

The historical gold standard of human polls, but don’t MATTER matter now that the Playoff rankings are underway. Usually come out at 2 p.m. ET on Sundays, though we got them a little sooner on Selection Sunday.

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

Bill Connelly's S&P+ ratings

SB Nation’s favored college football advanced stat, which tends to perform very well against the Vegas spread. Out on Sundays.

  1. Ohio State
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Washington
  5. Penn State
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Clemson
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Central Florida
  10. Auburn
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Florida Atlantic
  13. TCU
  14. Notre Dame
  15. South Florida
  16. Toledo
  17. Louisville
  18. Memphis
  19. Miami-FL
  20. LSU
  21. Michigan
  22. USC
  23. Arkansas State
  24. Virginia Tech
  25. Fresno State

The Massey computer composite

Every poll and rating smashed into one continually updating ranking, basically. We’ll update this one a couple times throughout Sunday.

  1. Clemson
  2. Georgia
  3. Ohio State
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Alabama
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Penn State
  8. Auburn
  9. UCF
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Miami
  12. Washington
  13. USC
  14. TCU
  15. Stanford
  16. Virginia Tech
  17. Oklahoma State
  18. Northwestern
  19. Michigan State
  20. LSU
  21. Michigan
  22. Memphis
  23. NC State
  24. Iowa
  25. Washington State

The Sagarin ratings

A team quality stat that also includes FCS teams. Posts early Sunday.

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Penn State
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Auburn
  9. Washington
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Stanford
  12. TCU
  13. USC
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Miami
  16. UCF
  17. Virginia Tech
  18. LSU
  19. Northwestern
  20. Mississippi State
  21. Michigan
  22. Iowa
  23. Louisville
  24. NC State
  25. Michigan State

Georgia Overview

As was mentioned on Twitter yesterday – I’m not crying, you’re crying. We’re In. We will play Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl for the right to play for it all after beating the Dawg crap out of Auburn 28-7.

Movers

Fell Out: #25 Fresno State

Newcomers: #25 Boise State

Overrated

#12 Washington

The Huskies aren’t near as good as they were last year, but yet they’ll play in a NY6 bowl.

Underrated

#14 Notre Dame

The Irish deserve to be in a NY6 bowl game after the season they’ve had. Alas, Georgia fans will still always have 20-19.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

We wait for bowl season.

Upset Alert

Last week, I took Stanford incorrectly. We’ll wait for the bowls to make a new pick.