College Football Playoff rankings for Oct. 30 released

By Kevin Kelley -

The first College Football Playoff Rankings of the 2018 season have been released by the selection committee, and Alabama opens in first place.

Alabama is followed by (2) Clemson, (3) LSU, and (4) Notre Dame. Just outside the top four are (5) Michigan, (6) Georgia, (7) Oklahoma, and (8) Washington State.

UCF (12th) is currently the highest ranked team from a Group of Five conference. Check out the full CFP Top 25 rankings below.

College Football Playoff Rankings (Oct. 30)

1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. LSU
4. Notre Dame
5. Michigan
6. Georgia
7. Oklahoma
8. Washington State
9. Kentucky
10. Ohio State
11. Florida
12. UCF
13. West Virginia
14. Penn State
15. Utah
16. Iowa
17. Texas
18. Mississippi State
19. Syracuse
20. Texas A&M
21. NC State
22. Boston College
23. Fresno State
24. Iowa State
25. Virginia

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will release their Top 25 rankings each week on Tuesday through Nov. 27.

On Sunday, Dec. 2, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will announce the Playoff Semifinal pairings and semifinal bowl assignments. Those will be followed by the pairings for the remainder of the New Year’s Six bowl games.

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Comments (3)

UCF is three slots lower than their AP poll ranking. The committee does not like the Group of 5. No other Group of 5 team is ranked even though Houston #17 and Fresno St #21 are ranked by the AP.

Actually, Fresno State is #23 in the playoff ranking. But yes, I agree with you. I think there’s a good enough teams in the American League to have two teams ranked. Personally, I don’t think the ACC deserves more than three teams in the top 25 this year.