College Football Playoff Rankings: How They Fared in Bowl Season

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 (14-1, 8-0 SEC West) (1/1/1) lost to No. 2 Clemson (14-1, 7-1 ACC Atlantic), 35-31, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium). Previous: W, 24-7 vs. No. 4 Washington (12-2, 8-1 Pac-12 North) Saturday, Dec. 31 in College Football Playoff Semifinal at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome).

2. CLEMSON (14-1, 7-1 ACC Atlantic) (2/2/3) beat No. 1 Alabama (14-1, 8-0 SEC West), 35-31, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium). Previous: W, 31-0 vs. No. 3 Ohio State (11-2, 8-1 Big Ten East), 31-0, Saturday, Dec. 31 in College Football Playoff Semifinal at PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. (University of Phoenix Stadium).

3. OHIO STATE (11-2, 8-1 Big Ten East) (3/3/2) lost to No. 2 Clemson (13-1, 7-1 ACC Atlantic), 31-0, Saturday, Dec. 31 in College Football Playoff Semifinal at PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. (University of Phoenix Stadium).

4. WASHINGTON (12-2, 8-1 Pac-12 North) (4/4/4) lost to No. 1 Alabama (14-0, 8-0 SEC West), 24-7, Saturday, Dec. 31 in College Football Playoff Semifinal at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome).

5. PENN STATE (11-3, 8-1 Big Ten East) (5/5/5) lost to No. 9 Southern California (10-3, 7-2 Pac-12 South), 52-49, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at Pasadena, Calif. (Rose Bowl Stadium).

6. MICHIGAN (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten East) (6/6/6) lost to No. 11 Florida State (10-3, 5-3 ACC Atlantic), 33-32, Friday, Dec. 30 in Capital One Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla. (Hard Rock Stadium).

7. OKLAHOMA (11-2, 9-0 Big 12) (7/7/7) beat No. 14 Auburn (8-5, 5-3 SEC West), 35-19, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, La. (Mercedes-Benz Superdome).

8. WISCONSIN (11-3, 7-2 Big Ten West) (8/8/9) beat No. 15 Western Michigan (13-1, 8-0 MAC West), 24-16, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at Arlington, Texas (AT&T Stadium).

9. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (10-3, 7-2 Pac-12 South) (9/9/8) beat No. 5 Penn State (11-3, 8-1 Big Ten East), 52-49, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at Pasadena, Calif. (Rose Bowl Stadium).

10. COLORADO (10-4, 8-1 Pac-12 South) (11/11/11) lost to No. 12 Oklahoma State (10-3, 7-2 Big 12), 38-8, Thursday, Dec. 29 in Valero Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome).

11. FLORIDA STATE (10-3, 5-3 ACC Atlantic) (10/10/10) beat No. 6 Michigan (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten East), 33-32, Friday, Dec. 30 in Capital One Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla. (Hard Rock Stadium).

12. OKLAHOMA STATE (10-3, 7-2 Big 12) (13/13/13) beat No. 10 Colorado (10-4, 8-1 Pac-12 South), 38-8, Thursday, Dec. 29 in Valero Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome).

13. LOUISVILLE (9-4, 7-1 ACC Atlantic) (15/15/15) lost to No. 20 Louisiana State (8-4, 5-3 SEC West), 29-9, Saturday, Dec. 31 in Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Orlando, Fla. (Camping World Stadium).

14. AUBURN (8-5, 5-3 SEC West) (17/17/16) lost to No. 7 Oklahoma (11-2, 9-0 Big 12), 35-19, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, La. (Mercedes-Benz Superdome).

15. WESTERN MICHIGAN (13-1, 8-0 MAC West) (12/14/12) lost to No. 8 Wisconsin (11-3, 7-2 Big Ten West), 24-16, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at Arlington, Texas (AT&T Stadium).

16. WEST VIRGINIA (10-3, 7-2 Big 12) (14/12/14) lost to Miami, Fla. (9-4, 5-3 ACC Coastal), 31-14, Wednesday, Dec. 28 in Russell Athletic Bowl at Orlando, Fla. (Camping World Stadium).

17. FLORIDA (9-4, 6-2 SEC East) (20/18/20t) beat Iowa (8-5, 6-3 Big Ten West), 30-3, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium), 1 p.m. (ABC).

18. STANFORD (10-3, 6-3 Pac-12 North) (16/16/17) beat North Carolina (8-5, 5-3 ACC Coastal), 25-23, Friday, Dec. 30 in Hyundai Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl).

19. UTAH (9-4, 5-4 Pac-12 South) (27/23/27) beat Indiana (6-7, 4-6 Big Ten East), 26-24, Wednesday, Dec. 28 in Foster Farms Bowl at Santa Clara, Calif. (Levi’s Stadium).

20. LOUISIANA STATE (8-4, 5-3 SEC West) (19/20/20t) beat No. 13 Louisville (9-4, 7-1 ACC Atlantic), 29-9, Saturday, Dec. 31 in Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Orlando, Fla. (Camping World Stadium).

21. TENNESSEE (9-4, 4-4 SEC East) (33/32/26) beat Nebraska (9-4, 6-3 Big Ten West), 38-24, Friday, Dec. 30 in Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl at Nashville, Tenn. (Nissan Stadium).

22. VIRGINIA TECH (10-4, 6-2 ACC Coastal) (18/19/19) beat Arkansas (7-6, 3-5 SEC West), 35-24, Thursday, Dec. 29 in Belk Bowl at Charlotte, N.C. (Bank of America Stadium).

23. PITTSBURGH (8-5, 5-3 ACC Coastal) (22/26/nr) lost to Northwestern (7-6, 5-4 Big Ten West), 31-24, Wednesday, Dec. 28 in New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Bronx, N.Y. (Yankee Stadium).

24. TEMPLE (10-4, 7-1 American East) (23/24/18) lost to Wake Forest (7-6, 3-5 ACC Atlantic), 34-26, Tuesday, Dec. 27 in Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman at Annapolis, Md. (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium).

25. NAVY (9-5, 7-1 American West) (32/29/22) lost to Louisiana Tech (9-5, 6-2 C-USA West), 48-45, Friday, Dec. 23 in Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth, Texas (Amon G. Carter Stadium). Regular-season finale: L, 21-17 to Army (7-5 Independent) Saturday, Dec. 10 at Baltimore, Md. (M&T Bank Stadium).

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