The First College Football Playoff Rankings Are Here And Chaos Is Sure To Ensue


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Now that we’ve hit Week 11 of the 2019 College Football Season, the first official College Football Playoff Rankings have been released and boy are they a doozy.

Led by Ohio State at the Top, the current College Football Playoff picture includes LSU at #2, Alabama at #3, and Penn State at #4. Clemson, who are the defending National Champions and currently sit undefeated at 9-0, are on the outside looking in as they slot in as the #5 ranked team in the country.

While all of the Top 5 teams are undefeated, Alabama is set to play LSU this weekend, while Penn State is set to play Ohio State on November 23.

As for Clemson, they just need to continually win out to end the season undefeated and they should easily find themselves in the College Football Playoffs this season. With a remaining schedule that includes NC State, Wake Forest, and South Carolina, ending the year unbeaten seems like more than a doable task for the Clemson Tigers.

College Football Playoff Rankings, November 5

1. Ohio State (8-0)
2. LSU (8-0)
3. Alabama (8-0)
4. Penn State (8-0)
5. Clemson (9-0)
6. Georgia (7-1)
7. Oregon (8-1)
8. Utah (8-1)
9. Oklahoma (7-1)
10. Florida (7-2)
11. Auburn (7-2)
12. Baylor (8-0)
13. Wisconsin (6-2)
14. Michigan (7-2)
15. Notre Dame (6-2)
16. Kansas State (6-2)
17. Minnesota (8-0)
18. Iowa (6-2)
19. Wake Forest (7-1)
20. Cincinnati (7-1)
21. Memphis (8-1)
22. Boise State (7-1)
23. Oklahoma State (6-3)
24. Navy (7-1)
25. SMU (8-1)

This season, the College Football Playoff semifinals are currently scheduled for Saturday, December 28. One of the semifinals is the Peach Bowl from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and the other is the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.

Then, following the two semifinals, the College Football Playoffs National Championship game will go down at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Monday, January 13, 2020.


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