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College football playoff: Where is Florida State ranked?

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Is Florida State moving up in the college football playoff rankings?

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Remember, the No. 1 seed gets geographical preference as to where it ends up playing in the national semifinal (New Orleans or Pasadena).

Observations

Very surprising to see Alabama over TCU.

-The committee simply hates the Big Ten, as evidenced by Kansas State jumping Michigan State.

-The committee said the gap between Mississippi State and Florida State was not that close.

Rankings

1. Mississippi State

Mississippi State defeated Auburn in Starkville and also beat LSU handily in Baton Rouge -- a win that looks better now that LSU has improved. The Bulldogs must still travel to Tuscaloosa and Oxford, however, along with a potential SEC Championship Game.

2. Florida State

FSU defeated Notre Dame and Clemson in Tallahassee, the latter victory coming without Jameis Winston, and took down Louisville on the road. FSU still must play games at at Miami and host Florida, along with a potential ACC Championship Game.

3. Auburn

The Tigers have an impressive road win at Kansas State and Ole Miss and they dismantled LSU. The loss to Mississippi State is a good one, as the Bulldogs have yet to lose. Games at Georgia and at Alabama remain, along with a potential SEC Championship Game.

4. Oregon

The Ducks solidly beat Michigan State and Stanford, and won on the road at UCLA, but lost at home to Arizona. A game at Utah remains. If the Ducks win out, they are almost certainly going to be in the playoff.

5. Alabama

Alabama has an good victory over West Virginia, and has blown out some lesser SEC schools. Other than that, the resume is rather weak to this point, and the road loss to Ole Miss now is slightly more harmful due to the Rebels' losses to LSU and Auburn. The Tide will have a chance to bolster the resume, with games at LSU, v. Mississippi State and v. Auburn, along with a potential SEC Championship Game.

6. TCU

The Horned Frogs took down Oklahoma, West Virginia on the road, and lost to Baylor. A big game v. Kansas State remain.

7. Kansas State

The Wildcats have a win at Oklahoma and a home loss to Auburn. Road games at TCU, West Virginia and Baylor remain.

8. Michigan State

The Spartans have a win over Nebraska, and lost convincingly at Oregon. A game against a ranked Ohio State, and a possible Big Ten Championship Game remains.

9. Arizona State

The Sun Devils has wins over USC, Stanford, Washington and Utah, but also lost 62-27 at home to UCLA. Notre Dame an Arizona remain on the schedule.

10. Notre Dame

The Irish's best win is Stanford, and its resume is more about almost beating Florida State in Tallahassee. The Irish still have games at Arizona State, v. Louisville and at USC.

Rank Team Last week Week 10 result Toughest opponent left (per F/+) If the season ended today ...
11 Ole Miss (7-2) 4 Lost 35-31 vs. No. 3 Auburn Mississippi State New Year's bowl
12 Baylor (7-1) 13 Won 60-14 vs. Kansas Oklahoma
13 Nebraska (8-1) 15 Won 35-14 vs. Purdue Wisconsin
14 Ohio State (7-1) 16 Won 55-14 vs. Illinois Michigan State
15 Oklahoma (6-2) 18 Won 59-14 at Iowa St. Baylor
16 LSU (7-2) 19 Idle Alabama
17 Utah (6-2) 17 Lost 19-16 at No. 14 Arizona St. Oregon
18 UCLA (7-2) 22 Won 17-7 vs. No. 12 Arizona USC
19 Arizona (6-2) 12 Lost 17-7 at No. 22 UCLA Arizona State
20 Georgia (6-2) 11 Lost 38-20 vs. Florida Auburn
21 Clemson (6-2) 21 Idle Georgia Tech Orange Bowl
22 Duke (7-1) 24 Won 51-48 at Pittsburgh Virginia Tech
23 West Virginia (6-3) 20 Lost 31-30 vs. No. 7 TCU Kansas State
24 Georgia Tech (7-2) NR Won 35-10 vs. Virginia Clemson
25 Wisconsin (6-2) NR Won 37-0 at Rutgers Nebraska