Week 8 College Football Power Rankings and CFB Playoff Predictions

It’s week 8 so let’s analyze all 131 FBS college football teams and publish our data driven college football power rankings. In addition, we give you our Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff Rankings.

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College Football Playoff Rankings – Week 8

If the College Football Playoff were to happen this week, this would be the Final Four:

  1. Ohio State (Big Ten Champ) vs. 3. Clemson (ACC Champ)
  2. Tennessee (SEC Champ) vs. 4. TCU (Big 12 Champ)

If we were at the 12 team college football playoff for the 2022 season, this is how we’d seed it:

8 vs. 9 – Syracuse vs. USC (winner faces #1 Ohio State)

7 vs. 10 – Alabama vs. Ole Miss (winner faces #2 Tennessee)

6 vs. 11 – Michigan vs. UCLA (winner faces #3 TCU)

5 vs. 12 – Georgia vs. UCF (winner faces #4 Clemson)

2022 Heisman Tropy Rankings – Week 8

I don’t have a Heisman ballot but if I did, my ballot this week would like like this:

  1. Hendon Hooker (QB – Tennessee)
  2. CJ Stroud (QB – Ohio State)
  3. Will Anderson Jr. (LB – Alabama)
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Week 8 College Football Rankings

1Ohio StateBig Ten East
2TennesseeSEC East
3GeorgiaSEC East
4MichiganBig Ten East
5TCUBig 12
6ClemsonACC Atlantic
7AlabamaSEC West
8SyracuseACC Atlantic
9USCPac-12 South
10Ole MissSEC West
11UCLAPac-12 South
12Penn StateBig Ten East
13Oklahoma State   Big 12
14IllinoisBig Ten West
16TexasBig 12
17Kansas StateBig 12
18Wake ForestACC Atlantic
20OregonPac-12 North
21James MadisonSun Belt East
22Mississippi StateSEC West
24UtahPac-12 South
25North CarolinaACC Coastal
27South AlabamaSun Belt West
29MarylandBig Ten East
30MinnesotaBig Ten West
31KentuckySEC East
32WashingtonPac-12 North
33KansasBig 12
34NC StateACC Atlantic
35Coastal CarolinaSun Belt East
36Air ForceMountain West – M
37PittACC Coastal
38ToledoMAC West
39PurdueBig Ten West
40San Jose StateMountain West – W
41South CarolinaSEC East
42Oregon StatePac-12 North
43UTSAConference USA West
44UABConference USA West
45TroySun Belt West
46Florida StateACC Atlantic
47OklahomaBig 12
48Western MichiganMAC West
49Boise StateMountain West – M
51Washington StatePac-12 North
52ArkansasSEC West
53DukeACC Coastal
54LouisvilleACC Atlantic
55BaylorBig 12
57East CarolinaAAC
58FloridaSEC East
59IowaBig Ten West
60Notre DameIndependents
61Georgia SouthernSun Belt East
62Texas A&MSEC West
63BuffaloMAC East
64Texas TechBig 12
66West VirginiaBig 12
67WKUConference USA East
68Iowa StateBig 12
69WyomingMountain West – M
71MiamiACC Coastal
72OhioMAC East
73Old DominionSun Belt East
74North TexasConference USA West
75Appalachian StateSun Belt East
76UNLVMountain West – W
77LouisianaSun Belt West
78Michigan StateBig Ten East
79CalPac-12 North
80Eastern MichiganMAC West
81MarshallSun Belt East
82Southern MissSun Belt West
83RiceConference USA West
84Ball StateMAC West
85Georgia TechACC Coastal
86AuburnSEC West
87RutgersBig Ten East
88NebraskaBig Ten West
89IndianaBig Ten East
90Florida AtlanticConference USA East
91ArizonaPac-12 South
93MissouriSEC East
94Miami UniversityMAC East
95StanfordPac-12 North
96San Diego StateMountain West – W
97VanderbiltSEC East
98Middle TennesseeConference USA East
99UTEPConference USA West
100Texas StateSun Belt West
101Arizona StatePac-12 South
102Georgia StateSun Belt East
103Utah StateMountain West – M
104VirginiaACC Coastal
105Bowling GreenMAC East
106Fresno StateMountain West – W
107Northern IllinoisMAC West
109Virginia TechACC Coastal
110Arkansas StateSun Belt West
111Boston CollegeACC Atlantic
113Central MichiganMAC West
114Kent StateMAC East
116NevadaMountain West – W
117Louisiana TechConference USA West
119NorthwesternBig Ten West
120UL-MonroeSun Belt West
121New MexicoMountain West – M
122WisconsinBig Ten West
123Florida InternationalConference USA East
124ColoradoPac-12 South
125South FloridaAAC
126New Mexico StateIndependents
127HawaiiMountain West – W
128Colorado StateMountain West – M
129CharlotteConference USA East
130AkronMAC East

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