College Football Playoff questions for five teams after three weeks

Blake Corum's five touchdowns helped Michigan put up 59 points on UConn, the third straight week the Wolverines have scored 50 or more. Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The September saying is back: "They haven't played anybody yet."

(*Elbows Michigan fans.)

Seriously, just how good are they?

Michigan looks like a top-four team -- against three opponents that have a combined record of 1-9 and aren't in the Power 5.

Georgia looks like the best team in the country -- again. Can it be even better?

The College Football Playoff selection committee doesn't meet or release its first ranking until Nov. 1 -- weeks after the midpoint of the season -- and this is why. USC is like the new ride at the amusement park that looks fast and fun but hasn't been tested. Is Oklahoma a rerun with new actors? Clemson is beating up on ... "Techs."

There are more questions than answers with one September Saturday still looming, but we won't have to wait until the first ranking to learn more about the top playoff contenders.