The most important thing to remember about the first College Football Playoff rankings is that they are meaningless.
The make-or-break matchups that will define the hunt for the national championship are coming fast and furious, starting with this Saturday’s must-see combination of No. 1 Tennessee and No. 3 Georgia.
Later in November, the Big Ten will be decided between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 5 Michigan, a busy race atop the Pac-12 will be reduced to one or two teams, and the Big 12 will either have an undefeated champion for playoff- recording or settling for a house in the slate of New Year’s Six bowl games.
The history of the play-off format tells us that all answers will be given on the first Sunday of December.