A crazy week in college football caused a lot of upheaval in the poll.
Going strictly by points we had four ties for positions in the poll. In one instance the two deadlocked teams had played and the winning is given a head-to-head tie breaker consideration and takes the higher seed.
We have two ties in the Top 4, which denotes our playoff predictions. So the poll shows a tie at #1 as well as at #3. Despite differing rankings on individual ballots, the four playoff teams are consensus.
Here's the poll:
1) (TIE) ALABAMA (1)(19)
3) (TIE) CLEMSON (15)
5) OKLAHOMA (11)
6) AUBURN (9*)
7) GEORGIA (9)
8) (TIE) CENTRAL FLORIDA (4)
OHIO STATE (4)
10) NOTRE DAME (3)
- Also receiving votes: TCU (2)
* denotes a tie breaker consideration given for a head-to-head win
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