The first edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings were released on Tuesday evening with the Alabama Crimson Tide on top.
Alabama won last year’s national title and remains undefeated on the season with an 8–0 record. Alabama will face LSU on the road on Saturday night.
Clemson is also undefeated at 8–0 and looks to cruise to the ACC title. Dabo Swinney’s squad reached the national championship last year.
Jim Harbaugh is just in his second year with the Michigan Wolverines but already has them on the verge of making their first College Football Playoff appearance, if they can get past their meeting with Ohio State on Nov. 26.
Texas A&M (7–1) is ranked fourth, ahead of undefeated Washington, despite having one loss on the season, which came against Alabama.
The two semifinal games will be played on Dec. 31 at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Georgia Dome in Atlanta) and the Fiesta Bowl (U. of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.).
View the full college football playoff rankings below:
4. Texas A&M
6. Ohio State
12. Penn State
18. Oklahoma State
19. Virginia Tech
20. West Virginia
21. North Carolina
22. Florida State
23. Western Michigan
24. Boise State
25. Washington State