iStock/Thinkstock(GRAPEVINE, Texas) — The first College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night.
Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn, and Mississippi were the top four teams in the first-ever rankings, which were determined by a 12-member selection committee.
These rankings will come out for the next seven weeks. The final ranking will determine which teams will play in the four-team playoff that will ultimately decide this season’s champion.
“It was extremely difficult, more difficult than any of us had expected having gone through our mock selections before,” Arkansas athletic director and committee chairman Jeff Long said. “There are 18 one-loss teams in FBS at this point in time, and the difference between many of them is very slim.”
Oregon, Alabama, TCU, Michigan State, Kansas State, and Notre Dame round out the top ten.
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