VIDEO: College Football Playoff Top 25 Rankings Revealed, Two SEC Schools In Top 4
By ESPN // November 1, 2016
Big 10 places 4 schools In top 10
ABOVE VIDEO: Reaction after the first unveiling of the College Football Playoff Top 25.
(ESPN) – Alabama, Clemson and Michigan are the top three teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings — but it’s the fourth and fifth spots that will have fans and pundits talking.
One-loss Texas A&M is fourth, followed by undefeated Washington. The top four teams at the end of the season will advance to the semifinals, which this year are set for the Fiesta and Chick-Fil-A Peach bowls on Dec. 31.
The Aggies (7-1) lost at Alabama 33-14 two weeks ago and have played four ranked opponents. The Huskies are 8-0 after last weekend’s 31-24 win at Utah — the team’s second win this season over a ranked opponent.
If the standings held through the end of the season, both the Pac-12 and Big 12 would be shut out of the playoff, thanks to two SEC teams getting bids.