8 most interesting observations from CFP rankings

9Exploring the “why” behind some of the committee’s decisions.

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Every unveiling of the College Football Playoff rankings leads to discussion, but the first edition is an important look into the committee’s thinking.

Before we get invested, let’s remember one thing: The numbers beside the teams won’t matter in a week’s time. We’re most interested in exploring the “why” behind some of the committee’s decisions.

Why was Team A ranked where it was? Were any schools considerably higher or lower than expected? Did the committee seem to favor one thing over another?

For better or worse, precedents are set for 2018.

Now, we can only watch and see if the CFP committee stays consistent.