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College Football Playoff Committee: Marshall, We Have A Ranking

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After weeks and weeks of scratching and clawing, the Marshall Thundering herd are finally, gloriously, and just barely ranked in the CFP standings.

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Rank Team Last week Week 13 result Toughest opponent left (per F/+) If the season ended today ...
1 Alabama (10-1) 1 Won 48-14 vs. Western Carolina Auburn Sugar Bowl vs. Mississippi State
2 Oregon (10-1) 2 Won 44-10 vs. Colorado Oregon State Rose Bowl vs. Florida State
3 Florida State (11-0) 3 Won 20-17 vs. Boston College Florida Rose Bowl vs. Oregon
4 Mississippi State (10-1) 4 Won 51-0 vs. Vanderbilt Ole Miss Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama
5 TCU (9-1) 5 Idle Texas New Year's bowl
6 Ohio State (10-1) 6 Won 42-27 vs. Indiana Michigan New Year's bowl
7 Baylor (9-1) 7 Won 49-28 vs. Oklahoma State Kansas State New Year's bowl
8 UCLA (8-3) 9 Won 38-20 vs. No. 19 USC Stanford New Year's bowl
9 Georgia (9-2) 10 Won 55-9 vs. Charleston Southern Georgia Tech Orange Bowl vs. Georgia Tech
10 Michigan State (9-2) 11 Won 45-3 vs. Rutgers Penn State New Year's bowl
11 Arizona (9-2) 15 Won 42-10 at No. 17 Utah Arizona State
12 Kansas State (9-2) 12 Won 26-20 at West Virginia Baylor
13 Arizona State (9-2) 13 Won 52-31 vs. Washington State Arizona
14 Wisconsin (8-2) 16 Won 59-24 vs. No. 16 Nebraska Minnesota
15 Auburn (8-3) 14 Won 31-7 vs. Samford Alabama
16 Georgia Tech (9-2) 18 Idle Georgia Orange Bowl vs. Georgia
17 Missouri (9-2) 20 Won 29-21 at Tennessee Arkansas
18 Minnesota (8-3) 25 Won 28-24 at No. 23 Nebraska Wisconsin
19 Ole Miss (8-3) 8 Lost 30-0 at Arkansas Mississippi State
20 Oklahoma (8-3) 21 Won 44-7 vs. Kansas Oklahoma State
21 Clemson (8-3) 22 Won 28-0 vs. Georgia State South Carolina
22 Louisville (8-3) 24 Won 31-28 at Notre Dame Kentucky
23 Boise State (9-2) NR Won 63-14 at Wyoming Utah State New Year's bowl
24 Marshall (11-0) NR Won 23-18 at UAB Western Kentucky
25 Utah (7-3) 17 Lost 42-10 vs. No. 15 Arizona Colorado

There you have it, boys and girls. The Marshall Thundering Herd are finally ranked. You will notice, however, that they are not the highest ranked Group of Five team, as they are just a shade behind Boise State.

That being said, this is a start. Now that they are ranked, as long as they do not lose to Western Kentucky or Rice/La Tech, they will continue to be ranked and maybe even climb a little bit due to other teams losing. However, given this current setup, it would appear a strong possibility that they wind up ranked behind whichever of Boise State or Colorado State wins the Mountain West title (assuming one of them does).

This isn't perfect, but it's a start...