College Sports Nation’s own Andy Staples was just as surprised as the rest of us with Texas A&M’s inclusion in the top four of the initial College Football Playoffs rankings. It’s not that the Aggies have a dreadful resume, it’s just that they were dismantled by Alabama a mere two weeks ago and that the undefeated University of Washington Huskies are, y’know, undefeated and in a power conference. So what happened? As Staples explains, the committee is unimpressed with Washington’s non-conference schedule. While you can debate all day the merits of A&M’s schedule, this is what the committee went with. Staples also points out that all the Huskies need to do is keep on winning.

Here’s the┬átop 10 from the initial playoff ranking:

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