What turned out to be a tumultuous weekend of the regular season, ironically, produced the most peaceful route to the College Rugby Round.
Losing to No. 1 in Georgia and No. 5 in Ohio made the selection committee easy. The final four teams entering the playoffs must be clear: #1 Alabama, #2 Michigan, and Georgia and Cincinnati, respectively. The only question is where the committee decides to drop the Bulldogs after the Crimson Tide loss in the SEC championship game.
Maybe the selection committee tried to compare Georgia’s background with the likes of Notre Dame and Baylor, who seemed to have a fighting chance to make it to the playoffs after the Cowboys lost. But the Bulldogs’ season-long dominance would be too much of a stretch to overcome for either team.
Indeed, the biggest question remaining on Saturday is where the non-playoff participants will find themselves during the dismal season. With that, Sporting News presents the sixth and final set of the season’s College Football Playoff rankings – and the only standings that matter:
College football league standings 2021
Who are the top four CFP teams of the final CFP poll of 2021?
Who are the first two teams in the 2021 CFP final vote?
Top 25 CFP rankings from the final CFP poll of 2021