(WGNO) — The only rankings that count are the College Football playoff rankings, and Tuesday night, the CFP committee kept LSU ahead of USC, despite USC’s win over 16th-ranked UCLA Saturday.
LSU is No. 5 in the CFP rankings, USC is sixth. That would seem to indicate that if LSU wins at Texas A&M Saturday night, and defeats Georgia in the SEC championship, the Tigers would be the first two-loss team to make the playoffs, since it was implemented for the 2014 season.
LSU is a 10-point favorite at A&M.
The Tigers figure to be a decided underdog against top-ranked Georgia.
In the CFP rankings, the top 4 are Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, and TCU.