What Team Is First In The College Football Playoff Rankings?

Although J.T. Barrett is in legal troubles, he is still an instrumental part of the top ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. (Getty)

Although J.T. Barrett is in legal troubles, he is still an instrumental part of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Getty)

The top team in the College Football Playoff Rankings in the first poll is Clemson. The Tigers are 8-0 overall, with a win over fifth-ranked Notre Dame, and have scored 34 or more points in each of their last four games, including back-to-back games with more than 50 points scored. Clemson will play 16th-ranked Florida State on Saturday November 17, 2015 in Clemson, SC.

Although Clemson has reason to be excited, remember that Mississippi State sat atop the first College Football Playoff rankings of 2014 and that three of the top four teams from the initial poll missed the year-end College Football playoffs. Mississippi State finished 10-3 in 2014, losing to Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl.

For a quick refresh, the top four of the College Football Playoff Rankings will face off in the semifinals in the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl on December 31, 2015. The winners will then face off at University of Phoenix Stadium for the National Championship Game on January 11, 2016.

Here are the full rankings:


1. Clemson
2. LSU
3. Ohio State
4. Alabama
5. Notre Dame
6. Baylor
7. Michigan State
8. TCU
9. Iowa
10. Florida
11. Stanford
12. Utah
13. Memphis
14. Oklahoma State
15. Oklahoma
16. Florida State
17. Michigan
18. Ole Miss
19. Texas A&M
20. Mississippi State
21. Northwestern
22. Temple
23. UCLA
24. Toledo
25. Houston


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