The College Football Playoff Top 25 Rankings for Nov. 11 have been released and the Mississippi State Bulldogs remained at number one for the third straight week.
Mississippi State is followed by Oregon, Florida State, and TCU. Just outside the top four are Alabama (5th), Arizona State (6th), Baylor (7th), and Ohio State (8th).
“We spent a lot of time discussing the merits of the top teams this week,” said selection committee chairman Jeff Long. “We clearly look at the win/loss record, but we also look beyond the record to other factors indicating overall strength. Our thinking is consistent. Strength of schedule and body of work are important. Week in and week out, we will begin with a fresh look at all the teams and a clean sheet of paper which provides us with new perspective.”
College Football Playoff Rankings (Nov. 11)
1. Mississippi State
3. Florida State
6. Arizona State
8. Ohio State
10. Ole Miss
12. Michigan State
13. Kansas State
18. Notre Dame
22. Georgia Tech
24. Texas A&M
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will release their Top 25 rankings each week on Tuesday through Dec. 2.
On Sunday, Dec. 7, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will announce the Playoff Semifinal pairings and semifinal bowl assignments at 12:45pm ET on ESPN.
At 2:45pm ET on Dec. 7, the committee will announce the Cotton, Fiesta and Peach Bowl pairings, as well as the final top 25 rankings. They will also announce the pairing for the Orange Bowl.
CFP Rankings Release Schedule
- Nov. 18 – 7pm ET, ESPN2
- Nov. 25 – 7pm ET, ESPN
- Dec. 2 – 7pm ET, ESPN
- Dec. 7 – 12:45pm ET on ESPN (Selection Sunday and Playoff Semifinal teams announced)