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Predicting What The Fourth College Football Playoff Rankings Will Look Like

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

We realistically went into week 12 of the 2018 college football season with nine teams in contention for a College Football Playoff spot. We're now down to eight.

West Virginia, after a tough loss to Oklahoma State, is likely now eliminated from contention.

Ohio State got all it could handle from Maryland, but ultimately prevailed in overtime after the Terrapins missed a two-point try. Michigan also struggled with Indiana before pulling away late.

At this point, it seems like Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame control their own destiny. Michigan likely does too.

The real debate could be between Ohio State and Oklahoma, if they both win out. It'd be fascinating to see what the playoff committee would do there.

Here's what we think the College Football Playoff rankings will look like on Tuesday night:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Michigan
  5. Georgia
  6. Oklahoma
  7. LSU
  8. Washington State (game not over)
  9. Ohio State
  10. UCF

There are just two weeks of football left - rivalry week and conference championship week.