Trick or Treat: What to Expect From the College Football Playoff Rankings

Georgia’s Sony Michel left and Dominick Sanders celebrate during 42-7 win over Florida on Saturday

When Middleton is on the court, the Bucks are shooting 51.9 percent from the field and averaging 112.7 points per 100 possessions.

Mississippi State hosts UMass in a non-conference game this Saturday at noon ET on SEC Network.

We're going to take a crack at it. Each week, Sporting News college football writer Bill Bender will pick 10 marquee games against the spread. However, will it still be the same when the final playoff poll - the one that actually counts - is released on Dec. 3? Central Florida beat Memphis earlier this season, 40-13, in Orlando.

Clemson was beaten by Syracuse, which will cause some of the pundits to sneer in the Tigers getting a Top 4 spot.

The first surprise is at the top of the rankings where Georgia is ranked No. 1 over fellow SEC powerhouse Alabama, who is ranked second.

Notre Dame has posted two impressive back-to-back wins over ranked teams USC and NC State.

Obviously, they have to win out.

As of Tuesday's poll the Tigers and Knights are on track to meet again at the American Athletic Conference championship game with the winner likely getting the Peach Bowl bid.

Notre Dame, whose only loss is to Georgia, is third, followed by one-loss teams Clemson, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Penn State and TCU. For rankings purposes, the Badgers would be much better off playing a more challenging schedule. Getting dismantled by Oklahoma had a lasting impact, and it's one that rightfully put the Buckeyes behind the Sooners.

The Bulldogs also have games against Arkansas and Ole Miss remaining. That would make Clemson the only team with two wins over top-15 teams in this poll. We're good with that for now.

McCaffrey, a star recruit and son of Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery, had planned to sit out as a freshman and play baseball for Iowa in the spring.

The ACC announced its 2017 Football Legends class on Tuesday. The Bulldogs need to run the table in the regular season against South Carolina (6-2, 4-2 SEC), 16th-ranked Auburn (6-2, 4-1), Kentucky (6-2, 3-2) and Georgia Tech (4-3, 3-2 ACC).

As of week 10, some teams have continued their dominance while others, such as Penn State have been handed their first loss. It wasn't even Ohio State or Oklahoma.

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