New No. 1: Crimson Tide tops latest College Football Playoff rankings

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - College football has a new top-ranked team, at least as far as the new College Football Playoff Selection Committee is concerned.

The Alabama Crimson Tide is now in the top spot in the latest rankings released Tuesday night.

Here's a look at the top four teams that would qualify for the playoff:

  • Alabama
  • Oregon
  • Florida State
  • Mississippi State

The Crimson Tide earned the committee's top spot after handing previously top-ranked Mississippi State its first loss of the season.

The Bulldogs fell to the fourth spot following the 25-20 loss Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

TCU and Ohio State are the top two teams on the outside looking in.  The Horned Frogs and Buckeyes rank fifth and sixth respectively.

The undefeated Florida State Seminoles are number three in the committee's rankings.  However, the Seminoles occupy the top spot in AP Top 25 Poll, while the Crimson Tide is second.

Alabama will play Western Carolina Saturday at 3 p.m. in Tuscaloosa before taking on rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl on November 29.

The Auburn Tigers fell to number 14 in the committee's latest ranking and 16th in the AP Top 25 Poll after its 34-7 loss to Georgia on Saturday.

The Tigers will take on the Bulldogs of Samford University Saturday at 6 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn.

Once again, these are not the committee's final rankings.  Those will be released on December 7.


  • Lotus

    A big congratulations to Bama! And I say War Eagle lol. I really think Auburn will upset Bama in the Iron Bowl and mess up their no. 1 ranking. Bama had a much easier season this year, compared to Auburn.

  • Christopher

    Lotus, I would not crow too loudly just yet. While you can never tell who might win the Iron Bowl, Alabama beat a team 59-0 that beat Auburn. The fact is, we cannot declare victory until the game is played, regardless of which team we support.

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