The first rankings which will determine the final four in football will be released today. They will continue to do this each week until the final listing occurs in early December. That release will be the four teams that play for the National Championship. The five major conferences are all hoping one of their teams will be in this 4-team exclusive list.This first release might contain 4 members of the SEC. You can pick a whole bunch of those conference teams and not have to try very hard to justify their being in that group. You can make an easy case for Mississippi State and Florida State since they are at or near the top of the current poll. Add Alabama and Auburn and you will have the 4 members from this conference.I know that Michigan State will disagree as well as many other teams. After TCU lit up the scoreboard with 82 points against Texas Tech, their fans will be very disappointed if they are not a member of this elite group. I know the fans who see this first list will have bragging rights, but there are a lot of games to be played between now and when that final listing comes out.