The College Football Playoff Top 25 Rankings for Nov. 18 have been released and the Alabama Crimson Tide are the new number one team.
Alabama rose to the top after knocking off previous number one ranked Mississippi State 25-20. Alabama is followed by Oregon (2), Florida State (3), and Mississippi State (4). Just outside the top four are TCU (5), Ohio State (6), and Baylor (7).
“It’s been an exciting year so far and we’re not done with the excitement yet. The discussions the 12 members have each week is detailed and thorough,” said selection committee chairman Jeff Long. “Even though we don’t yet know who the conference champions are – and that is a factor we will weigh in December – this committee has been clear that quality of wins and strength of schedule are important factors.”
College Football Playoff Rankings (Nov. 18)
3. Florida State
4. Mississippi State
6. Ohio State
8. Ole Miss
11. Michigan State
12. Kansas State
13. Arizona State
18. Georgia Tech
19. Southern Cal
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will release their Top 25 rankings each week on Tuesday through Dec. 2.
On Sunday, Dec. 7, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will announce the Playoff Semifinal pairings and semifinal bowl assignments at 12:45pm ET on ESPN.
At 2:45pm ET on Dec. 7, the committee will announce the Cotton, Fiesta and Peach Bowl pairings, as well as the final top 25 rankings. They will also announce the pairing for the Orange Bowl.
CFP Rankings Release Schedule
- Nov. 25 – 7pm ET, ESPN
- Dec. 2 – 7pm ET, ESPN
- Dec. 7 – 12:45pm ET on ESPN (Selection Sunday and Playoff Semifinal teams announced)