The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released their second set of Top 25 rankings tonight and the Mississippi State Bulldogs remained number one.
Mississippi State is followed by Florida State, Auburn, and Oregon. Just outside the top four are Alabama (5th), TCU (6th), Kansas State (7th), and Michigan State (8th).
“As we said last time, our meeting this week would begin with a clean sheet of paper, and it did,” said selection chairman Jeff Long. “We firmly believe this is one of the strengths of the committee. We have twelve individuals who work each week to decide who the best teams are in college football. We are not bound by last week’s results and we watch the games with a fresh perspective each week.”
College Football Playoff Rankings (Nov. 4)
1. Mississippi State
2. Florida State
7. Kansas State
8. Michigan State
9. Arizona State
10. Notre Dame
11. Ole Miss
14. Ohio State
23. West Virginia
24. Georgia Tech
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. 11 – 7:30pm ET, ESPN
- Nov. 18 – 7pm ET, ESPN2
- Nov. 25 – 7pm ET, ESPN
- Dec. 2 – 7pm ET, ESPN
- Dec. 7 – 12:45pm ET on ESPN (Selection Sunday and Playoff Semifinal teams announced)