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Predicting The First College Football Playoff Rankings Of The 2017 Season

A general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium.

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: A general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Let's take a guess at what the first College Football Playoff rankings will look like on Tuesday.

We're less than a week away from the College Football Playoff committee unveiling the first set of rankings for the 2017 season. We figured we'd take a shot at projecting what they'll look like.

Of course, that means we'll also have to make some predictions about this weekend's games.

Alabama has a bye, so the Crimson Tide will almost assuredly be the No. 1 seed when it's unveiled.

Georgia takes on Florida, and assuming the Bulldogs can beat their rival, they'll be either the No. 2 seed or the No. 3 seed. TCU plays Iowa State - if the Horned Frogs win, they'll either be the No. 3 seed or the No. 4 seed.

Option 1:

  1. Alabama (8-0)
  2. Georgia (8-0)
  3. TCU (8-0)
  4. Ohio State (7-1)

Option 2:

  1. Alabama (8-0)
  2. Penn State (8-0)
  3. Georgia (8-0)
  4. TCU (8-0)

In both scenarios, Wisconsin and Clemson would likely be the first two teams out. The Badgers haven't played a tough enough schedule (no ranked teams) while the Tigers dropped a game to Syracuse on the road.

The big question, clearly, is who wins Ohio State vs. Penn State on Saturday afternoon. Again, that's assuming Georgia and TCU both win.

There is a lot of football to be played, but it's likely that one of these two sets of rankings is what you'll see on Tuesday.