Two SEC Teams in First CFP Rankings
It's no surprise Alabama was the top rated team when the College Football Playoff committee released its first rankings Monday evening.
It was the #4 spot that generated some buzz.
Texas A&M, whose only loss was to Alabama, was rated ahead of undefeated Washington and nabbed the fourth spot.
Clemson and Michigan were rated #2 and #3 respectively.
Kirby Holcutt, chairman of the committee, said strength of schedule was the mitigating factor in rating the Aggies ahead of the Huskies.
Ohio State was rated #6, followed by Louisville, Wisconsin, Auburn and Nebraska to round out the top ten. Florida was #11, followed by Penn State and LSU.
The highest rated team from the Big 12 was Oklahoma at #14.
Among the Group of Five, Western Michigan was the highest rated team at #23, while Boise State was #24. The Group of Five champion with the highest rating automatically gets one of the New Years' Six bowls.