2018 Ladders

All right, after doing a lot of research on what the internet wanted, and thinking of a pracrtical way to do this (as since The Internet can't actually force teams to play each other, it had to come up with other ways to do this), the Internet ultimately decided on doing some playoff ladders.

The main rung used the most common qualifications people suggest should be the qualifications for an eventual 8 team playoff.  The P5 teams received an autobid.  Because the g6 had a team finish in the top 10, it gets an autobid.  The other two spots went to at large teams, based on their rankings.  The teams were then re-seeded based on a their Elo and Fake Formula, which helped to make sure that the teams were seeded best to worst.  Here are the results:

  1. Clemson Tigers
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Notre Dame Fightin' Irish
  4. UCF Knights
  5. Ohio State buckeyes
  6. Oklahoma Sooners
  7. Georgia Bulldogs
  8. Washington Huskies

Also, The Internet saw several people on The Internet suggest there should be a G5 playoff.  So The Internet created a G6 Ladder.  Although, The Internet decdied that Independent teams should also be a part of this, so it is actually the G5/Independent Ladder.  Qualifications went to the conference champions of the G5 teams, along with three at large bids going to the best G5 and Independent teams.  Because UCF qualified for the main playoffs, their birth became another at large bid.   The teams were then reseeded similar to how the main playoff ladder was organized. Here are the members of that ladder:

  1. Fresno State
  2. Cincinatti
  3. Buffalo
  4. Boise State
  5. UAB
  6. Appalachian State
  7. Army
  8. NiU

The Internet is still working out Tthe kinks of the rules, but here it thinks the rules are going to work:

Teams that win move up the ladder, Teams that lose move down.  One team per rung.

  • A team can never move past a team that defeated it in bowl season.
  • Teams that are both rising determine who rises above each other via certain factors:
  • A team will rise above a team it beat before bowl season
  • Team with fewest losses rises next
  • *he team with the better record against common opponents rises next
  • Team winning percentage aA team can never move past a team that defeated it in bowl season.
  • Teams that are both rising determine who rises above each other via certain factors:
  • A team will rise above a team it beat before bowl season.
  • Team with fewest losses rises next
  • The team with the better record against common opponents rises next
  • Team winning percentage against common out of conference conferences next
  • Highest Elogainst common out of conference conferences next
  • Highest Elo

Of course, these rules are subject to change as the season goes on, as The Internet attempts to figure this whole thing out.  I know I'm pretty excited to see how it goes!

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The Internet's Official Top 25

Current Rank Title High Ranksort descending Last Rank
1 LSU 1 3
12 Florida 1 10
2 Clemson 1 1
14 Alabama 2 13
3 Ohio State 2 2
15 Minnesota 2 16
21 Oklahoma State 2 21
24 Auburn 2 24
4 Oklahoma 2 2
23 SMU 3 22
5 Georgia 3 5
13 Penn State 4 13
10 Utah 5 5
8 Baylor 5 5
6 Memphis 5 5
7 Boise State 5 5
11 Oregon 8 10
18 USC 10 18
9 Appalachian State 10 10
16 Wisconsin 11 13
19 Iowa 11 20
25 Michigan 13 26
17 Notre Dame 17 17
22 Tennessee 22 22
20 Virginia 25 19