College Football Playoff Top 25 Final Rankings

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THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TOP 25 TEAMS

The final College Football Playoff ranking released Sunday, Dec. 6. The numbers in parentheses separated by dashes are, in order, that team’s rankings in three polls released Sunday, Dec. 6: The Football Writers Association of America/National Football Foundation Super 16 teams; the Associated Press Top 25 media; the USA Today-Amway Top 25 coaches.

  1. (1/1/1) CLEMSON (13-0, 8-0 ACC Atlantic) beat No. 10 North Carolina, 45-37, last Saturday in ACC Championship Game at Charlotte, N.C. (Bank of America Stadium). Bowl: Thursday, Dec. 31 vs. No. 4 Oklahoma in College Football Playoff Semifinal at Capital One Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla. (Sun Life Stadium), 4 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (2/2/2) ALABAMA (12-1, 7-1 SEC West) beat No. 18 Florida, 29-15, last Saturday in SEC Championship Game at Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome). Bowl: Thursday, Dec. 31 vs. No. 3 Michigan State in College Football Playoff Semifinal at Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at Arlington, Texas (AT&T Stadium), 8 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (4/3/4) MICHIGAN STATE (12-1, 7-1 Big Ten East) beat No. 4 Iowa, 16-13, last Saturday in Big Ten Championship Game at Indianapolis, Ind. (Lucas Oil Stadium). Bowl: Thursday, Dec. 31 vs. No. 2 Alabama in College Football Playoff Semifinal at Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at Arlington, Texas (AT&T Stadium), 8 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (3/4/3) OKLAHOMA (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) was idle last week. Bowl: Thursday, Dec. 31 vs. No. 1 Clemson in College Football Playoff Semifinal at Capital One Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla. (Sun Life Stadium), 4 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (7/6/7) IOWA (12-1, 8-0 Big Ten West) lost to No. 5 Michigan State, 16-13, last Saturday in Big Ten Championship Game at Indianapolis, Ind. (Lucas Oil Stadium). Bowl: Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 vs. No. 6 Stanford in Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual at Pasadena, Calif. (Rose Bowl Stadium), 5 p.m. (ABC).
  1. (5/5/6) STANFORD (11-2, 8-1 Pacific-12 North) beat No. 20 USC, 41-22, last Saturday in Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game at Santa Clara, Calif. (Levi’s Stadium). Bowl: Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 vs. No. 5 Iowa in Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual at Pasadena, Calif. (Rose Bowl Stadium), 5 p.m. (ABC).
  1. (6/7/5) OHIO STATE (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten East) was idle last week. Bowl: Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 vs. No. 8 Notre Dame in BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Ariz. (University of Phoenix Stadium), 1 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (8/8/9) NOTRE DAME (10-2) was idle last week. Bowl: Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 vs. No. 7 Ohio State in BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Ariz. (University of Phoenix Stadium), 1 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (9/9/8) FLORIDA STATE (10-2, 6-2 ACC Atlantic) was idle last week. Bowl: Thursday, Dec. 31 vs. No. 18 Houston in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome), 12 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (10/10/11) NORTH CAROLINA (11-2, 8-0 ACC Coastal) lost to No. 1 Clemson, 45-37, last Saturday in ACC Championship Game at Charlotte, N.C. (Bank of America Stadium). Bowl: Tuesday, Dec. 29 vs. No. 17 Baylor in Russell Athletic Bowl at Orlando, Fla. (Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (11/11/10) TEXAS CHRISTIAN (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) was idle last week. Bowl: Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 vs. No. 15 Oregon in Valero Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (12/16/15) MISSISSIPPI (9-3, 6-2 SEC West) was idle last week. Bowl: Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 vs. No. 16 Oklahoma State in Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, La. (Mercedes-Benz Superdome), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (13/12/12) NORTHWESTERN (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten West) was idle last week. Bowl: Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 vs. No. 23 Tennessee in Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium), 12 p.m. (ESPN2).
  1. (nr/17/17) MICHIGAN (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten East) was idle last week. Bowl: Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 vs. No. 19 Florida in Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Orlando, Fla. (Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium), 1 p.m. (ABC).
  1. (16/15/14) OREGON (9-3, 7-2 Pacific-12 North) was idle last week. Bowl: Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 vs. No. 11 Texas Christian in Valero Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (14/13/13) OKLAHOMA STATE (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) was idle last week. Bowl: Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 vs. No. 12 Mississippi in Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, La. (Mercedes-Benz Superdome), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (nr/18/19) BAYLOR (9-3, 6-3 Big 12) lost to Texas, 23-17, last Saturday. Bowl: Tuesday, Dec. 29 vs. No. 10 North Carolina in Russell Athletic Bowl at Orlando, Fla. (Citrus Bowl Stadium), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (15/14/16) HOUSTON (12-1, 7-1 American West) beat No. 22 Temple, 24-13, last Saturday in American Athletic Conference Championship Game. Bowl: Thursday, Dec. 31 vs. No. 9 Florida in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome), 12 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (nr/19/18) FLORIDA (10-3, 7-1 SEC West) lost to No. 2 Alabama, 29-15, last Saturday in SEC Championship Game at Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome). Bowl: Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 vs. No. 14 Michigan in Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Orlando, Fla. (Citrus Bowl Stadium), 1 p.m. (ABC).
  1. (nr/22/21) LOUISIANA STATE (8-3, 5-3 SEC West) was idle last week. Bowl: Tuesday, Dec. 29 vs. Texas Tech in AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl at Houston, Texas (NRG Stadium), 9 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (nr/21/22) NAVY (9-2, 7-1 American West) was idle last week. Next: Saturday, Dec. 12 vs. Army at Philadelphia, Pa. (Lincoln Financial Field), 2 p.m. (CBS). Bowl: Monday, Dec. 28 vs. Pittsburgh in Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman at Annapolis, Md. (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (nr/20/20) UTAH (9-3, 6-3 Pacific-12 South) was idle last week. Bowl: Saturday, Dec. 19 vs. Brigham Young in Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Las Vegas, Nev. (Sam Boyd Stadium), 3:30 p.m. (ABC).
  1. (nr/29/29) TENNESSEE (8-4, 5-3 SEC East) was idle last week. Bowl: Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 vs. No. 13 Northwestern in Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium), 12 p.m. (ESPN2).
  1. (nr/24/24) TEMPLE (10-3, 7-1 American East) lost at No. 19 Houston, 24-13, last Saturday in American Athletic Conference Championship Game. Bowl: Tuesday, Dec. 22 vs. Toledo in Marmot Boca Raton Bowl at Boca Raton, Fla. (FAU Stadium), 7 p.m. (ESPN).
  1. (nr/27/27) USC (8-5, 6-3 Pacific-12 South) lost to No. 7 Stanford, 41-22, last Saturday in Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game at Santa Clara, Calif. (Levi’s Stadium). Bowl: Wednesday, Dec. 30 vs. Wisconsin in Holiday Bowl at San Diego, Calif. (Qualcomm Stadium), 10:30 p.m. (ESPN).

 

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