The Week 11 College Football Playoff committee rankings are here and they are rife with controversy.
Western Michigan stays at 21st despite lots of chaos up top in Week 11 that resulted in them being one of two undefeated teams left in the country.
Michigan, Clemson, Washington, Texas A&M, North Carolina and Virginia Tech were among the Top 25 teams to lose in shocking upsets, which left the battlefield open for a team like a WMU to move up. That does not appear to be the case.
Clemson dropped two spots, Michigan stayed at third and Ohio State moved up to second after Washington fell two spots to fifth. Louisville moved up to fifth despite a chippy contest with Wake Forest.
The relevant surprise for Group of Five football fans will be that Boise State jumped WMU for the first time, getting ranked 20th. Up to this point, the blue Broncos had been behind the brown Broncos consistently, with Washington State usually serving as a buffer.
For this ranking, Wazzu settled in at 22, directly behind WMU.
Here are the full rankings, with Group of Five teams in bold:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Oklahoma State
- Southern California
- West Virginia
- Florida State
- Boise State
- Western Michigan
- Washington State
- Texas A&M
San Diego State and Troy, both of which were ranked in the AP Poll, were left out of the Committee Rankings.
Western Michigan will host the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. with College GameDay in town beforehand. The game will be televised on ESPNU.