College Football Playoff rankings: Clemson, LSU, Ohio State, Alabama top field

November 3, 2015

NEW YORK -- Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season.

Notre Dame was fifth and Baylor was sixth.

Clemson, LSU and Ohio State are among 11 unbeaten teams in FBS, nearly quadruple the number there was last season when the committee started ranking teams. Alabama and Notre Dame each have one loss.

Memphis was the highest-ranked team from a Group of Five conference at No. 13 on Tuesday night.


Last year the top four teams in the first playoff rankings were Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi. Only the Seminoles ended up reaching the playoff.

Ohio State, the eventual national champion, was 16th in the first rankings.

Here's the full list:

25. Houston

24. Toledo

23. UCLA

22. Temple

21. Northwestern

20. Mississippi State

19. Texas A&M

18. Ole Miss

17. Michigan

16. Florida State

15. Oklahoma

14. Oklahoma State

13. Memphis

12. Utah

11. Stanford

10. Florida

9. Iowa

8. TCU

7. Michigan State

6. Baylor

5. Notre Dame

4. Alabama

3. Ohio State

2. LSU

1. Clemson


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