In case you missed it—and everyone did—the College Football Playoff selection committee released its second ranking Tuesday evening in the middle of election mayhem. In the cover of darkness, the committee atoned for last week’s blunder and ranked undefeated Washington at No. 4. It was about the only thing good to happen to a “blue state” all night. It’s now up to Washington to defend its ranking this week against the hard-charging USC Trojans, which won’t be easy. The committee upped the drama by promoting USC from unranked to No. 20. How any team could make that big a jump with a win over this year’s Oregon is another story. Anyway, on to Rankman’s “low energy” poll, which lost the unpopular vote and flunked out of Electoral Junior College. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.
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Dufresne, spent 35 years at the Los Angeles Times covering numerous sports. Over the last two decades he emerged as their national college football and basketball columnist. He and his alter-ego Rankman have been putting college teams in their place ever since.
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