College Football Playoff Projections: Week 7 Rankings and Bowl Forecast

Kerry Miller@@kerrancejamesCollege Basketball National AnalystOctober 14, 2020

College Football Playoff Projections: Week 7 Rankings and Bowl Forecast

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    Alabama RB Najee Harris
    Alabama RB Najee HarrisRogelio V. Solis/Associated Press

    The first College Football Playoff rankings release is still more than a month away (Nov. 24). Neither the Big Ten nor the Pac-12 has started playing games yet. (Nor has the Mid-American or Mountain West.) We don't even know the dates for most of the bowl games yet.

    But we have enough information to start projecting what bowl season may look like.

    It's important to keep in mind that these projections are for where things will stand at the end of the season, rather than what the field would look like if the season ended today. Notre Dame is No. 4 in the AP poll right now, but that doesn't necessarily mean the Fighting Irish are destined for their second trip to the playoff in three years.

    Elsewhere in the AP poll, Texas A&M was this week's biggest mover, jumping from No. 21 to No. 11 after upsetting then-No. 4 Fl