Everything CFP chair Boo Corrigan said about rankings before championship week

Week 13 in college football was a bit chaotic, but what happens if championship week is just as chaotic?

Are Georgia and Michigan football in regardless? What about TCU?

If USC loses, does that open the door for Ohio State or Alabama?

Could the rankings change for either the Buckeyes or Crimson Tide without them playing this week?

How close or far are the top teams from all of the others? These are some of the questions posed to College Football Playoff committee chair Boo Corrigan, 

who spoke to the media on a teleconference following the unveiling of the penultimate rankings of the season. Here is everything he had to say.

What was his view of Michigan-Ohio State? The recency bias is something we do talk about on a regular basis to make sure as we’re going through this that we’re looking at everything and looking at the full body of work.

It was talked about in the committee room that going into really early in the fourth quarter the game was still close.

That being said, you can’t completely dismiss the way the fourth quarter ended with Michigan kind of taking over the game there late.

There’s a lot of respect for Ohio State in the room and the wins they’ve had this year, so again, taking the full body of work,

it was certainly something we looked at, but it wasn’t, it’s a blowout, let’s move on.

Why Georgia No. 1 and Michigan No. 2? Well, again, a lot of conversation specifically about that, the Georgia-Michigan and Michigan’s big win on Saturday.

Again, Georgia did nothing against Georgia Tech for people to look at that game in a way that it was a watershed moment, if you will, for Georgia.

Georgia over the entire season, the win over Oregon, the win over Tennessee,

the win over South Carolina and Mississippi State gives them four wins over teams ranked in the top 25, and Michigan,

even with that win, has a win over Ohio State as well as a win over Michigan, two great wins,

but the four wins versus the two wins, taking over the whole body of work, we ended up with Georgia No. 1 and Michigan No. 2.


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