The First College Football Playoff Rankings Have Arrived. Number Three Might Shock You

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The first college football playoff rankings have arrived, and the Alabama Crimson Tide are sitting at the top.

The top ten are as follows:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. LSU
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Michigan
  6. Georgia
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Washington State
  9. Kentucky
  10. Ohio State


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Is anybody really blown away Alabama is at the top? I really doubt it. They’ve looked absolutely dominant so far this season, and have pretty much taken a blowtorch to every team they’ve beaten. It gets ugly and it gets ugly fast with them. (RELATED: The Latest AP College Football Poll Is Here. Number Two Might Have Your Head Spinning)

The team I am super happy to see getting some respect is LSU. I love them at the number three spot. That’s exactly where I put them in my power rankings. I love the Tigers in the third position, and it really amps up this weekend game between them and the Tide.


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Michigan is also representing the Big Ten nicely at the number five spot. They win out and they’re almost certainly in. I don’t envision any situation where they’d be kept out. I’m just not seeing it.


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