Projected Top 25 College Football Playoff Rankings

    Projected top 25 College Football Playoff rankings prior to the sixth and final release from the CFP committee for the 2016 season.

    December 6, 2016

    Projected top 25 College Football Playoff rankings prior to the sixth and final release from the CFP committee for the 2016 season.


    The sixth and final batch of College Football Playoff rankings for the 2016 season will be revealed on Sunday, and there are some anxious fan bases wondering if their team will be in the dance.

    Alabama is the clear-cut No. 1 team in the nation, as Nick Saban’s squad destroyed Florida in the SEC title game to move just two wins away from yet another national championship.

    Meanwhile, Washington claimed the Pac-12 crown over Colorado on Friday night, which has fans of the Huskies believing that their squad did enough to ensure a bid.

    In the ACC, Clemson held off Virginia Tech, 42-35, as Deshaun Watson may have earned a few more Heisman Trophy votes with his strong performance. The Tigers have now won consecutive league titles for the first time in 28 years.

    But what about the Big Ten?

    Ohio State was unable to get into the league title game, allowing Penn State to have an extra game to show its worth. Will the Buckeyes get in over a Nittany Lions team that gave them their lone loss? Or perhaps the argument is more Penn State vs. Washington than anything else after the Nittany Lions’ win over Wisconsin in Indy.

    Looking ahead to Sunday’s release, here is a projection of how the committee will rank the top 25 teams in the country.

    Projected College Football Playoff Top 25

    1. Alabama
    2. Clemson
    3. Ohio State
    4. Washington
    5. Penn State
    6. Michigan
    7. Oklahoma
    8. Wisconsin
    9. USC
    10. Florida State
    11. Louisville
    12. Auburn
    13. Colorado
    14. West Virginia
    15. Western Michigan
    16. Stanford
    17. Utah
    18. Oklahoma State
    19. LSU
    20. Tennessee
    21. Florida
    22. Houston
    23. Pittsburgh
    24. Virginia Tech
    25. Nebraska

    MORE: No. 1-128 College Football Rankings – Week 15

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