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Sport Ohio State, LSU top initial College Football Playoff rankings; Clemson at No. 5

04:51  06 november  2019
04:51  06 november  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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The first College Football Playoff rankings from the committee were released Tuesday. The top four teams are Alabama, Notre Dame Clemson and LSU . Notre Dame did beat No . 5 Michigan at home in its opener. But the rest of its resume is not as strong. While the news might be upsetting to Fighting

The first edition of the 2019 College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night, and Ohio State and LSU came in first and second, followed by Alabama and Penn State to round out the top four. Defending champion Clemson checked in at No. 5, one spot ahead the highest-ranked 1-loss team, Georgia.

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It is the first time in 25 edition’s of the committee’s rankings that Clemson has not been in the top four.

Obviously, the most significant game of the season to date arrives Saturday when No. 2 LSU visits No. 3 Alabama.

In the biggest departure from the AP poll, Oklahoma State checked in at No. 23. The Cowboys received only 11 votes in Sunday’s poll, putting them seven spots ahead of where the AP placed them.

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Ohio State opened as the No. 1 team in the nation, followed by LSU at No . 2, Alabama at No . 3 and Penn State at No . 4. Clemson , who many thought would get the benefit of the doubt despite a weak schedule, was left out at No . 5 . Let's take a look at the entire CFP Rankings top 25.

LSU , Alabama and Ohio State are all undefeated, and the race to the No. 1 spot in the AP poll is College football conference power rankings . With three wins against top -10 teams, LSU is the The Sooners' shocking loss could leave the College Football Playoff selection committee with a difficult

The full rankings:

1. Ohio State

2. LSU

3. Alabama

4. Penn State

5. Clemson

6. Georgia

7. Oregon

8. Utah

9. Oklahoma

10. Florida

11. Auburn

12. Baylor

13. Wisconsin

14. Michigan

15. Notre Dame

16. Kansas State

17. Minnesota

18. Iowa

19. Wake Forest

20. Cincinnati

21. Memphis

22. Boise State

23. Oklahoma State

24. Navy

25. SMU

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a group of football players: Mississippi Rebels running back Snoop Conner (24) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers during the fourth quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 2, 2019.

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