First College Football Playoff rankings released: LSU, Alabama ranked in Top 4
Since the beginning of the 2015 college football season, fans have relied on the Associated Press and Amway Coaches Poll for national rankings. On Tuesday, college football supporters were given their first set of national rankings that truly hold some merit.
The College Football Playoff committee revealed their first Top 25 rankings on Tuesday, and Clemson held the top spot. LSU followed with the No. 2 ranking and Ohio State (No. 3) and Alabama (No. 4) rounded out the top four spots. If the season ended Tuesday, these four teams would make up the second College Football Playoff.
The SEC’s top two teams will go head-to-head this weekend in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday in a game that will hold plenty of SEC Championship and College Football Playoff implications. The Tide opened up as the early favorite, and it’s looking like weather will play a factor in Saturday’s game.
Florida was the third-highest SEC team ranked Tuesday, as the Gators ended up at No. 10 following a dominating win over UGA this past Saturday. Ole Miss followed Florida as the No. 18 team in the nation.
Texas A&M (No. 19) and Mississippi State (No. 20) rounded out the Top 25 in the first College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings.
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View the entire Top 25 below:
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Michigan State
- Oklahoma State
- Florida State
- Texas A&M
- Mississippi State
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