Penultimate CFP rankings released

See how the committee rewarded Washington and punished Michigan with Championship Week games and Selection Sunday looming.

Rank

Team

Outlook

1

Alabama

Takes on an injury-riddled Florida in the SEC title game.

2

Ohio St.

OSU earned this spot with U-M thriller. But can they advance with Saturday off?

3

Clemson

Listed as a 10-point favorite over Va. Tech. in the ACC title game

4

Wash.

Win Saturday forces CFP panel to decide on schedule strength vs. conference title.

5

Michigan

Whether they get in or not, U-M future looks bright.

6

Wisc.

Meets Penn State in the B1G Championship Saturday in Indy.

7

Penn St.

Likely needs style points, not just a win, in B1G Title game vs. Wisconsin.

8

Colorado

Pressure is largely on Washington in the Pac-12 title fight Friday night.

9

Okla.

Hosts Oklahoma St. Saturday. Desperately wants Colorado and Va. Tech to win.

10

Okla. St.

Will visit Oklahoma after two weeks of preparation time for Bedlam.

11

USC

USC has an outside shot at a NY6 bowl, but needs help.

12

Fla. St.

Seniors completed a perfect 8-0 record against Miami and Florida.

13

L’Ville

Tumbled out of NY6 bowl contention, but a Heisman party still looms.

14

Auburn

Frenemy: A Crimson Tide victory could send Auburn to the Sugar Bowl.

15

Florida

A team struggling to find an offense faces mighty ‘Bama for the SEC title.

16

WVU

Wraps up season at home against Baylor on Saturday.

17

W. Mich.

Plays at Ohio (8-4) Saturday, then the P.J. Fleck sweepstakes winner is revealed.

18

Stanford

Finished with 5 straight wins.

19

Navy

Faces Army on Dec. 10. Then, try to keep Ken Niumatalolo from Power 5.

20

Utah

Some soul-searching after losing three of their last four.

21

LSU

The Ed Orgeron era begins.

22

Tenn.

After losing to Vandy, may end up returning to Nashville for Music City Bowl.

23

Va. Tech

Takes on Clemson in the ACC Championship game.

24

Houston

Who will fill the shoes of Tom Herman?

25

Pitt

Scored 76 against Syracuse for 8th win.


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