Final College Football Playoff Rankings for 2019 season released

By Kevin Kelley -

The final set of College Football Playoff Rankings for the 2019 season have been released by the selection committee, and LSU has moved back to the top spot.

The LSU Tigers moved back into first place after destroying the then No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs 37-10 in the SEC Championship Game. Georgia dropped one spot to No. 5.

Ohio State, which defeated Wisconsin 34-21 to win the Big Ten Championship, dropped from the top spot to No. 2.

The Clemson Tigers crushed Virginia 62-17 to win the ACC Championship and held onto the No. 3 spot, while Oklahoma moved into the No. 4 position after defeating Baylor in the Big 12 Championship Game, 30-23 in overtime.

Rounding out the top ten in the final College Football Playoff Rankings are Georgia (5), Oregon (6), Baylor (7), Wisconsin (8), Florida (9), and Penn State (10).

Memphis remained No. 17 and finished as the highest ranked team from a Group of Five conference. That earned them a bid to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl to face Penn State.

Check out the full CFP Top 25 rankings as well as the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six bowl game matchups below:

College Football Playoff Rankings (Dec. 8)

1. LSU
2. Ohio State
3. Clemson
4. Oklahoma
5. Georgia
6. Oregon
7. Baylor
8. Wisconsin
9. Florida
10. Penn State
11. Utah
12. Auburn
13. Alabama
14. Michigan
15. Notre Dame
16. Iowa
17. Memphis
18. Minnesota
19. Boise State
20. Appalachian State
21. Cincinnati
22. USC
23. Navy
24. Virginia
25. Oklahoma State


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 – 4pm ET, ESPN
(4) Oklahoma vs. (1) LSU
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Ga.

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 – 8pm ET, ESPN
(3) Clemson vs. (2) Ohio State
State Farm Stadium – Glendale, Ariz.


Goodyear Cotton Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 – Noon ET, ESPN
(17) Memphis vs. (10) Penn State
AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX

Capital One Orange Bowl
Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 – 8pm ET, ESPN
(9) Florida vs. (24) Virginia
Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL

Rose Bowl Game
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 – 5pm ET, ESPN
(6) Oregon vs. (8) Wisconsin
Rose Bowl Stadium – Pasadena, CA

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 – 8:45pm ET, ESPN
(5) Georgia vs. (7) Baylor
Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA


CFP National Championship
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 – 8pm ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, La.

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