College Football Playoff Rankings for Dec. 15 released

By Kevin Kelley -

The College Football Playoff Rankings for Dec. 15, 2020 have been released by the selection committee, and the Top 5 remains unchanged from last week.

Alabama remains in first place, and the Crimson Tide are followed by (2) Notre Dame, (3) Clemson, (4) Ohio State, and (5) Texas A&M. Florida, ranked 6th last week, dropped one spot to 7th following their 37-34 loss against LSU.

The Iowa State Cyclones, previously ranked 7th, moved up one spot to 6th. Georgia also moved up one spot to 7th, while Cincinnati slipped a spot to 9th.

Missouri (25) dropped out of the College Football Rankings following their loss to Georgia on Saturday.

Cincinnati (9th) is currently the highest ranked team from a Group of Five conference. Coastal Carolina is the next highest non-power team at 12th. Check out the full CFP Top 25 rankings below.

College Football Playoff Rankings (Dec. 15)

1. Alabama
2. Notre Dame
3. Clemson
4. Ohio State
5. Texas A&M
6. Iowa State
7. Florida
8. Georgia
9. Cincinnati
10. Oklahoma
11. Indiana
12. Coastal Carolina
13. USC
14. Northwestern
15. North Carolina
16. Iowa
17. BYU
18. Miami (FL)
19. Louisiana
20. Texas
21. Oklahoma State
22. NC State
23. Tulsa
24. San Jose State
25. Colorado

Today’s release marks the penultimate rankings from the College Football Playoff. The committee will release their final set of rankings on Sunday.

On Sunday, Dec. 20 at Noon ET, 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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2 Thoughts.

First Cincinnati must know the fix is in. since they are 8-0 and 3 2 loss teams are ranked higher than them that were not in the first poll (Except Florida when it was one loss).

Second if Notre Dame beat Clemson again and Ohio State loses to Northwestern will we really have Alabama, Notre Dame Texas A&M and Iowa St as the final 4? I suspect not.

The playoff committee has been screwing every non P5 team since they started the play off. Look at UCF, where they have Cinci is a joke. They should be #6.

If Clemson and Ohio lose this weekend I could almost see them giving the #4 to Clemson again since they’ll have the same amount of loses as Iowa st and Florida.

Bama, ND, Texas A&M, Clemson….

If your case plays out I think it should be;

Bama, ND, Texas A&M, Cincy. That would keep A&M and bama from playing again as well…