The College Football Playoff rankings have replaced the BCS system, but that doesn't mean fans can't see how the current landscape would look in the previous model.
While Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame are undoubtedly the top three teams in the country, the committee has their hands full with the rest of the field. After that trio of powerhouse programs, it's difficult to rank the other elite teams.
The playoff picture might gain clarity following the conference championships, but until then Georgia is likely in the fourth spot.
Even the BSC standings has the Bulldogs at No. 4, which then has Oklahoma and Ohio State behind them.
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Regardless of all the controversy surrounding the playoff, it arguably offers less controversy than the previous regime. Besides, it'd be unfair for an undefeated Fighting Irish team to not have the opportunity to play for a national title.
Which rankings do you prefer: the College Football Playoff or BCS?