The first reports suggested chaos–not unusual for a college football season in mid November.  The No. 2, 3, 4 and No. 9  teams in the rankings had all lost. Not since 1985 had their been such unexpected outcomes in one weekend.

Surely this would shake up the College Football Playoff Selection Committee which had labeled Alabama, Michigan, Clemson and Washington as its Top 4 a week ago.

Surely there would be some major seismic rumblings in the structure of a football playoff system which has always been fragile–the basic premise of fitting 5 Power Conference champions into 4 playoff slots can not work.

Surely, some of the losers would be doomed, right?

Well….get a grip folks. There will be some movement when the Committee announces its latest rankings on Tuesday night, but NO ONE was mortally wounded.

Let’s look at what we have and assign odds to the Final Four contenders. (this is, after all, A  Jersey Guy) The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.