Projecting what the first round of the CFP rankings will look like

The first round of College Football Playoff rankings officially come out on Tuesday, November 1.

The release will be televised on ESPN with a 7 p.m. ET start time.

With the rankings set to drop on Tuesday, I took a stab at projecting how the top-25 would look, taking into accounts strength of record and the eye test.

The Georgia Bulldogs rank No. 1 in both the AP and the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll.

My projected rankings, plus national championship odds (courtesy of BetMGM)…

25. UCF Knights (6-2) Key wins: Cincinnati Natty odds: +50,000

24. Oregon State Beavers (6-2) Key wins: Washington State Natty odds: +50,000

23. Syracuse Orange (6-2) Key wins: NC State Natty odds: +50,000

22. Liberty Flames (7-1) Key wins: BYU, lost by one to Wake Forest Natty odds: +100,000

21. NC State Wolfpack (6-2) Key wins: FSU, Texas Tech, ECU Natty odds: +50,000

20. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-2) Key wins: FSU, Liberty Natty odds: +50,000

19. Tulane Green Wave (7-1) Key wins: Houston, Kansas State Natty odds: +100,000

18. Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-2) Key wins: Texas, Baylor Natty odds: +30,000

17. Penn State Nittany Lions (6-2) Key wins: Auburn, Purdue Natty odds: +50,000 (Nittany Lions Wire)

16. Illinois Fighting Illini (7-1) Key wins: Wisconsin, Iowa Natty odds: +25,000

15. LSU Tigers (6-2) Key wins: Florida, Ole Miss, Auburn, Mississippi State Natty odds: +25,000

14. Utah Utes (6-2) Key wins: USC, Oregon State Natty odds: +30,000

13. Kansas State Wildcats (6-2) Key wins: Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Iowa State Natty odds: +50,000

12. North Carolina Tar Heels (7-1) Key wins: App State, Pitt, Miami Natty odds: +10,000 (Tar Heels Wire)

11. UCLA Bruins (7-1) Key wins: Utah, Washington Natty odds: +25,000

10. Ole Miss Rebels (8-1) Key wins: Texas A&M, Auburn, Kentucky Natty odds: +10,000

9. USC Trojans (7-1) Key wins: Washington State, Oregon State Natty odds: +6,600 (Trojan Wire)

8. Oregon Ducks (7-1) Key wins: UCLA, BYU Natty odds: +4,000 (Ducks Wire)

7. TCU Horned Frogs (8-0) Key wins: Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Oklahoma Natty odds: +6,600

6. Alabama Crimson Tide (7-1) Key wins: Texas A&M, Texas, Mississippi State, Arkansas Natty odds: +300 (Roll Tide Wire)

5. Clemson Tigers (8-0) Key wins: Wake Forest, Syracuse, NC State, FSU Natty odds: +1,600 (Clemson Wire)

4. Michigan Wolverines (8-0) Key wins: Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa Natty odds: +1,600 (Wolverines Wire)

3. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0) Key wins: Notre Dame, Penn State, Michigan State Natty odds: +200 (Buckeyes Wire)

2. Tennessee Volunteers (8-0) Key wins: Alabama, LSU, Florida, Kentucky, Pitt Natty odds: +1,100 (Vols Wire)

1. Georgia Bulldogs (8-0) Key wins: Oregon, South Carolina, Auburn, Florida Natty odds: +200


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