Auburn Football: 3 teams unjustly ranked ahead in CFB Playoff rankings

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The first CFB rankings have been released, and the War Eagle believes these three teams were ranked unjustly high at the expense of Auburn football.

Look, we could all call a spade a spade. In this instance, that means accepting the fact that Auburn football has not had the greatest (pandemic-affected) season. The Tigers have had some disappointing performances–whether in a win or a loss.

Teams that should have been dominated (Kentucky, Arkansas, Ole Miss) were narrowly defeated, while Gus Malzahn’s squad has been caught on their toes on two different occasions in somewhat embarrassing fashion this year.

That includes one of the all-time bad losses the program has suffered in recent history to Will Muschamp’s South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC. It also includes a 27-6 beatdown to the Georgia Bulldogs that only kicker Anders Carlson should want to remember.

Regardless of whether or not the Tigers have had the best year, the War Eagle feels they still deserve to be ranked higher than these 3 teams in the College Football Playoff rankings:


Conference USA’s Marshall is a mid-major darling in 2020 but around these parts, spanking the likes of UMass, Eastern Kentucky, and Middle Tennessee State doesn’t necessarily impress all that much.

Granted, beating Appalachian State is no feat to be taken likely. The Mountaineers would likely beat any mid-major besides Marshall and Coastal Carolina of the Sun Belt…who were both unfortunately on the schedule this season.

Regardless, Marshall’s body of work isn’t even up to that of the Chanticleers, who own a win over fellow-ranked opponent LA-Lafayette.