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CFP rankings: Surprise!

The committee gave its first list, but it’s not as you expect

NCAA Football: Michigan at Penn State Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, the college football playoff committee released its first ranking of the season and released also a bunch of unexpected positions. Alabama always had the first position in the AP poll, but now there’s Georgia leading the group.

There’s something interesting in this, as the Bulldogs beat two teams at the moment in the ranking, while Alabama has never defeated a quality opponent. Florida State was ranked #3 in Week 1, but, later on, fell to a 2-5 record.

The Crimson Tide landed in position #2, while the other two playoff positions are for Notre Dame and Clemson. The Fighting Irish won against three ranked opponents, while the Tigers only fell to Syracuse but are highly considered by the committee.

Big 12 is represented by four teams, as Oklahoma (#5), TCU (#8), Oklahoma State (#11), and Iowa State (#15) made the list.

  1. GEORGIA
  2. ALABAMA
  3. NOTRE DAME
  4. CLEMSON
  5. OKLAHOMA
  6. OHIO STATE
  7. PENN STATE
  8. TCU
  9. WISCONSIN
  10. MIAMI
  11. OKLAHOMA STATE
  12. WASHINGTON
  13. VIRGINIA TECH
  14. AUBURN
  15. IOWA STATE
  16. MISSISSIPPI STATE
  17. USC
  18. UCF
  19. LSU
  20. NORTH CAROLINA STATE
  21. STANFORD
  22. ARIZONA
  23. MEMPHIS
  24. MICHIGAN STATE
  25. WASHINGTON STATE