University of Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens (the chairman of the CFP committee) and his band of merry men and women have voted upon the top 25 of the first edition of the 2019 College Football Playoff poll. Where did everyone end up?
Oregon is ranked #7 in the first poll, just ahead of fellow Pac-12 member Utah, at number 8.
The top ten:
1. Ohio State
4. Penn State
One loss Georgia is ahead of fellow one loss Ducks at 6 after largely dominating rival Florida this past weekend while the Ducks destroyed USC. Number 10 Florida is the lone two loss team in the top ten.
Ohio State is the top ranked due to the fact they are undefeated and will take on Maryland and Rutgers before facing off against current #4 Penn State in three weeks. LSU and Alabama will go against each other this weekend on CBS at 12:30 PM to essentially decide the SEC West representative. Reigning national champion Clemson is undefeated but has struggled in a wholly mediocre conference. Penn State will go against currently undefeated #17 Minnesota on Saturday as well.
Both Oregon and Utah have a chance to meet in the Pac-12 conference championship game as top ten teams if they hold serve. The winner of that game will likely get the Rose Bowl invite barring some major chaos in the top five.
Rob Mullens spoke briefly with ESPN's Rece Davis about the process
ICYMI: Rob Mullens, chair of the #CFBPlayoff selection committee, chatted with @ESPN's @ReceDavis and @KirkHerbstreit last night after the reveal of the first rankings of the 2019 season!— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 6, 2019
What do you think, Ducks fans? Too low for the Ducks or just right?