Predicting The Nov. 1 College Football Playoff Rankings

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ESPN airs the first College Football Playoff rankings tonight at 7 p.m. ET, and the affair is sure to be controversy-free, right? I mean, the Associated Press Top 25 and Coaches Poll both have the same unbeaten teams ranked in the Top 4, so there’s no way the Playoff committee could possibly deviate, right?

Well…

Jerry Palm of CBS Sports offers a projection that has Texas A&M vaulting into the College Football Playoff picture, despite its loss two weeks ago against runaway No. 1 Alabama.

Assuming the folks in Bristol salivate at the prospect of a Playoff with two SEC teams doesn’t require much of a logical leap. Will the Playoff rankings reflect similar sentiment? Read on.