2016 Final College Football Playoff Rankings

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS
Here is the schedule of bowl games for teams in the final College Football Playoff ranking. Listed are teams with records and standings in polls (Associated Press media / USA Today-American Football Coaches Association / National Football Foundation-Football Writers Association of America):

1. ALABAMA (13-0, 8-0 SEC West) (1/1/1) vs. No. 4 Washington (12-1, 8-1 Pac-12 North) Saturday, Dec. 31 in College Football Playoff Semifinal at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome), 3 p.m. (ESPN). Next game: Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN).

2. CLEMSON (12-1, 7-1 ACC Atlantic) (2/2/3) vs. No. 3 Ohio State (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten East) Saturday, Dec. 31 in College Football Playoff Semifinal at PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. (University of Phoenix Stadium), 7 p.m. (ESPN). Next game: Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN).

3. OHIO STATE (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten East) (3/3/2) vs. No. 2 Clemson (12-1, 7-1 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, Dec. 31 in College Football Playoff Semifinal at PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. (University of Phoenix Stadium), 7 p.m. (ESPN). Next game: Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN).

4. WASHINGTON (12-1, 8-1 Pac-12 North) (4/4/4) vs. No. 1 Alabama (13-0, 8-0 SEC West) Saturday, Dec. 31 in College Football Playoff Semifinal at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome), 3 p.m. (ESPN). Next game: Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN).

5. PENN STATE (11-2, 8-1 Big Ten East) (5/5/5) vs. No. 9 Southern California (9-3, 7-2 Pac-12 South) Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at Pasadena, Calif. (Rose Bowl Stadium), 5 p.m. (ESPN).

6. MICHIGAN (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten East) (6/6/6) vs. No. 11 Florida State (9-3, 5-3 ACC Atlantic) Friday, Dec. 30 in Capital One Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla. (Hard Rock Stadium), 8 p.m. (ESPN).

7. OKLAHOMA (10-2, 9-0 Big 12) (7/7/7) vs. No. 14 Auburn (8-4, 5-3 SEC West) Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, La. (Mercedes-Benz Superdome), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN).

8. WISCONSIN (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten West) (8/8/9) vs. No. 15 Western Michigan (13-0, 8-0 MAC West) Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at Arlington, Texas (AT&T Stadium), 1 p.m. (ESPN).

9. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (9-3, 7-2 Pac-12 South) (9/9/8) vs. No. 5 Penn State (11-2, 8-1 Big Ten East) Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at Pasadena, Calif. (Rose Bowl Stadium), 5 p.m. (ESPN).

10. COLORADO (10-3, 8-1 Pac-12 South) (11/11/11) vs. No. 12 Oklahoma State (9-3, 7-2 Big 12) Thursday, Dec. 29 in Valero Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome), 9 p.m. (ESPN).

11. FLORIDA STATE (9-3, 5-3 ACC Atlantic) (10/10/10) vs. No. 6 Michigan (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten East) Friday, Dec. 30 in Capital One Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla. (Hard Rock Stadium), 8 p.m. (ESPN).

12. OKLAHOMA STATE (9-3, 7-2 Big 12) (13/13/13) vs. No. 10 Colorado (10-3, 8-1 Pac-12 South) Thursday, Dec. 29 in Valero Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome), 9 p.m. (ESPN).

13. LOUISVILLE (9-3, 7-1 ACC Atlantic) (15/15/15) vs. No. 20 Louisiana State (7-4, 5-3 SEC West) Saturday, Dec. 31 in Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Orlando, Fla. (Camping World Stadium), 11 a.m. (ABC).

14. AUBURN (8-4, 5-3 SEC West) (17/17/16) vs. No. 7 Oklahoma (10-2, 9-0 Big 12) Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, La. (Mercedes-Benz Superdome), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN).

15. WESTERN MICHIGAN (13-0, 8-0 MAC West) (12/14/12) vs. No. 8 Wisconsin (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten West) Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at Arlington, Texas (AT&T Stadium), 1 p.m. (ESPN).

16. WEST VIRGINIA (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) (14/12/14) vs. Miami, Fla. (8-4, 5-3 ACC Coastal) Wednesday, Dec. 28 in Russell Athletic Bowl at Orlando, Fla. (Camping World Stadium), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN).

17. FLORIDA (8-4, 6-2 SEC East) (20/18/20t) vs. Iowa (8-4, 6-3 Big Ten West) Monday, Jan. 2 in Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium), 1 p.m. (ABC).

18. STANFORD (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12 North) (16/16/17) vs. North Carolina (8-4, 5-3 ACC Coastal) Friday, Dec. 30 in Hyundai Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl), 2 p.m. (CBS).

19. UTAH (8-4, 5-4 Pac-12 South) (27/23/27) vs. Indiana (6-6, 4-6 Big Ten East) Wednesday, Dec. 28 in Foster Farms Bowl at Santa Clara, Calif. (Levi’s Stadium), 8:30 p.m. (FOX).

20. LOUISIANA STATE (7-4, 5-3 SEC West) (19/20/20t) vs. No. 13 Louisville (9-3, 7-1 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, Dec. 31 in Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Orlando, Fla. (Camping World Stadium), 11 a.m. (ABC).

21. TENNESSEE (8-4, 4-4 SEC East) (33/32/26) vs. Nebraska (9-3, 6-3 Big Ten West) Friday, Dec. 30 in Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl at Nashville, Tenn. (Nissan Stadium), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN).

22. VIRGINIA TECH (9-4, 6-2 ACC Coastal) (18/19/19) vs. Arkansas (7-5, 3-5 SEC West) Thursday, Dec. 29 in Belk Bowl at Charlotte, N.C. (Bank of America Stadium), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN).

23. PITTSBURGH (8-4, 5-3 ACC Coastal) (22/26/nr) vs. Northwestern (6-6, 5-4 Big Ten West) Wednesday, Dec. 28 in New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Bronx, N.Y. (Yankee Stadium), 2 p.m. (ESPN).

24. TEMPLE (10-3, 7-1 American East) (23/24/18) vs. Wake Forest (6-6, 3-5 ACC Atlantic) Tuesday, Dec. 27 in Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman at Annapolis, Md. (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN).

25. NAVY (9-3, 7-1 American West) (32/29/22) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-5, 6-2 C-USA West) Friday, Dec. 23 in Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth, Texas (Amon G. Carter Stadium), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN).

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