The number of possible scenarios for the College Football Playoff are still plenty with Selection Sunday only a few days away, but conference championship week should makes things much clearer. The CFP selection committee uses a process “that distinguishes among otherwise comparable teams by considering” conference championships won, strength of schedule, head-to-head competition, comparative outcomes of common opponents and other factors, including injuries and availability of coaches.

To remove subjectivity from the equation, let’s see how the former postseason system views the best teams in the nation up to this point.

There was some shakeup in the simulated rankings update from ahead of conference championship week using the former BCS formula, which combined the use of polls and computer selection methods to determine college football’s national championship game teams from 1999-2013.

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That model has accurately predicted the final four each of the past six seasons and is an accurate indicator on how teams should be properly slotted heading into the weekend from a power rankings standpoint.