2019 Internet Playoff Tree

It's that time of year.  Here is how The Internet decides who is on the playoff tree:

Autobid for P5 Conference Champ Champs (as long as bowl eligible)
Autobid for highest ranked G5 Champ (Bowl Eligible)
Remaining Spots filled by highest ranked teams
Teams Reseeded by judging both Elo and Fake Formula

So by following that logic, for the P5 tree, the qualifier are LSU, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahom, Memphis, Oregon, Georgia and Boise State.  For the G5 tree, it is App State, Florida Atlantic, Miami (Oh), SMU, Cincinatti, Temple, Hawai'i and Notre Dame (Independent teams are elibile for either tree at large, BYU was on the bubble).  Here is how the teams emerged after the resorting (note: G5 ladder will appear soon):

The Internet's 2019 Playoff Tree

  1. LSU
  2. Clemson
  3. Ohio State
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Boise State
  6. Georgia
  7. Memphis Tigers
  8. Oregon Ducks

The Internet's 2019 G5 Playoff Tree

  1. Appalachian State
  2. Florida Atlantic
  3. Cincinatti
  4. Temple
  5. Miami (Oh)
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Hawai'i
  8. SMU

Here are the rules for how teams move up:

  • 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 b
    • 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 Elo

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The Internet's Official Top 25

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