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What the College Football Playoff rankings should really be

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There are a lot of ways to rank football teams. Sometimes very different approaches produce the same results.

Last week I introduced what I thought was a fun update to the long-lost BCS rankings of yore -- a combination of poll averages and computer ratings (of both the power rating and résumé ranking varieties) -- as an alternate way of both looking at the College Football Playoff landscape and evaluating outliers in the CFP committee's rankings. Then, on Tuesday night, the committee produced no major outliers. The top nine teams as picked by the committee and using my formula were exactly the same.