Rece Davis is one of the more respected college football analysts and he is always active on Twitter making statements about his predictions for the College Football Playoff. There have been some interesting teams on the list throughout the season, but Davis released his latest list and it looks as good as it can get at this point in the year.
First Four: 1. Ohio St. 2. UCLA. 3. Ole Miss 4. Michigan State
— Rece Davis (@ReceDavis) September 27, 2015
Ohio State has been a bit shaky over the past couple of weeks, even though they came away with a 38-12 victory over Western Michigan this past week. They still didn’t look like the dominant force that many expected, but having Urban Meyer on the sidelines should make fans feel much better about getting back to dominance.
UCLA is coming off of a dominant victory on the road against a very good Arizona Wildcats team and quarterback Josh Rosen is showing off Heisman talent. The Bruins are for real this season and there is a very good chance that they will remain in the College Football Playoff race all season long and make it in.
Ole Miss has come away with back-to-back big wins over Alabama and Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt may not be too terribly impressive this year, but the win over Alabama showed just how good Hugh Freeze’s team is. They have a very good chance to win a few more huge games this year and win their way into the playoff.
Michigan State and star quarterback Connor Cook are a solid pick as well, although they will have to face off against the Ohio State Buckeyes at some point this year. Whether or not that is going to be the game that knocks one of the two teams out of the playoff is another question, but the Spartans are a very worth contender.
Davis nailed this list of his four teams and there are none better that should be plugged in ahead of his choices.
Expect to see the list continue changing over the course of the next few weeks as upsets happen and teams come away with huge wins. Davis will continue giving us his weekly prediction and it will be interesting to see what the list looks like next week at this time.
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