The third College Football Playoff rankings of the 2020 season were released on Tuesday, December 9, so we are getting the latest look at the teams in the driver’s seat for the postseason.
Predictably, the Alabama Crimson Tide continues to hold on to the No. 1 spot.
Rounding out the four playoff spots are the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Clemson Tigers, and Ohio State Buckeyes. On the outside looking in is the Texas A&M Aggies, Florida Gators, and Iowa State Cyclones.
One of the big stories to watch will be the future of Ohio State after Michigan canceled this weekend’s rivalry game with the Buckeyes due to COVID-19. Currently, Ohio State does not have enough games played to qualify for the Big Ten Championship Game which would cripple its playoff chances.
Where did your favorite team check in when the selection committee announced the final College Football Playoff rankings of the season?
A full look at the rankings for games played through December 6 can be seen below.
2. Notre Dame
4. Ohio State
5. Texas A&M
7. Iowa State
10. MIami (FL)
13. Coastal Carolina
17. North Carolina
22. Oklahoma State
23. NC State
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About the College Football Playoff: The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 ranked team vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game. This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Friday, January 1, 2021, at the Rose Bowl Game and the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The College Football Playoff National Championship will be Monday, January 11, 2021, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.