After 10 weeks of action on the field, the College Football Playoff released its latest Top 25 poll Tuesday night.
Over at FloridaCitrusSports.com, we broke down the Nov. 6 College Football Playoff poll and what it could mean for the Camping World Bowl and Citrus Bowl this postseason.
As it relates to our ACC-Big 12 matchup specifically, it’s impossible to project anything with certainty right now, but the rankings give us a decent idea who could be available in our pick window.
The Camping World Bowl, on the other hand, gets the first pick from the ACC after the New Year’s Six bowls, and as of today, No. 13 Syracuse is the highest-ranked ACC team (inclusive of Notre Dame) in that window. However, the Orange are followed closely by NC State at No. 14 and Boston College at No. 17.
Among those teams, there is still a head-to-head matchup left between Syracuse and Boston College, and the Orange also have No. 3 Notre Dame remaining on the schedule. Boston College faces No. 2 Clemson on Saturday, while NC State closes its schedule with four teams that are currently under .500 for the season.
In the Big 12, the Camping World Bowl’s pick will depend on what the Alamo Bowl does with the first post-New Year’s Six pick from the conference.
Should the Alamo Bowl select No. 19 Texas, No. 22 Iowa State would be the next highest ranked team in the conference, based on the Nov. 6 rankings.
There are currently no other Big 12 teams ranked behind Iowa State in the CFP Top 25, however, West Virginia’s schedule still includes TCU, Oklahoma State and No. 6 Oklahoma, and a loss in any of those games could drop the Mountaineers out of the New Year’s 6 series and into the Alamo Bowl-Camping World Bowl pick window. Texas and Iowa State will also face off in Austin on Nov. 17 in a game with potentially significant Camping World Bowl implications.