- College football reporter
- Joined ESPN.com in 2007
- Graduate of Indiana University
The September saying is back: “They haven’t played anybody yet.”
(*Elbows Michigan fans.)
Seriously, just how good are they?
Michigan looks like a top-four team — against three opponents that have a combined record of 1-9 and aren’t in the Power 5.
Georgia looks like the best team in the country — again. Can it be even better?
The College Football Playoff selection committee doesn’t meet or release its first ranking until Nov. 1 — weeks after the midpoint of the season — and this is why. USC is like the new ride at the amusement park that looks fast and fun but hasn’t been tested. Is Oklahoma a rerun with new actors? Clemson is beating up on … “Techs.”
There are more questions than answers with one September Saturday still looming, but we won’t have to wait until the first ranking to learn more about the top playoff contenders.
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