College Football Playoff rankings for Nov. 8 released

By Kevin Kelley -

The College Football Playoff Rankings for Nov. 8 have been released by the Selection Committee, and the Alabama Crimson Tide remained in first place.

Alabama is followed by Clemson in 2nd, Michigan in 3rd, and Washington in 4th. Just outside the top four are fifth-ranked Ohio State, sixth-ranked Louisville, and seventh-ranked Wisconsin.

College Football Playoff Rankings (Nov. 8)

1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Michigan
4. Washington
5. Ohio State
6. Louisville
7. Wisconsin
8. Texas A&M
9. Auburn
10. Penn State
11. Oklahoma
12. Colorado
13. Oklahoma State
14. Virginia Tech
15. Utah
16. West Virginia
17. North Carolina
18. Florida State
19. Nebraska
20. USC
21. Western Michigan
22. Boise State
23. Washington State
24. LSU
25. Arkansas

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will release their Top 25 rankings each week on Tuesday through Nov. 29.

On Sunday, Dec. 4 at Noon ET, the selection committee will announce their final rankings, Playoff Semifinal matchups, and the New Year’s bowl pairings.

CFP Rankings Release Schedule

  • November 15 – 9pm ET*
  • November 22 – 7pm ET
  • November 29 – 7pm ET
  • December 4 (Selection Day and Playoff Semifinal teams announced) – Noon ET

*Approximate start time will be 9 p.m. from the Champions Classic basketball doubleheader at Madison Square Garden. The rankings will be revealed live between the Kentucky vs. Michigan State and Duke vs. Kansas basketball games.

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  1. Day
    November 8, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    They got it right this time, top 4 teams for the top 4 conferences, not sure what would have to happen in order to get a Big-12 team up, might be hopeless.

  2. GEG
    November 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    So why rank a 1 loss team ahead of Washington and not replace them with another.
    Then drop A&M a few spots losing to terrible Miss St.
    There is no way A&M is a top 10 team. They haven’t beaten anyone good. Including Auburn.

  3. Jeff
    November 10, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Pretty telling of how bad the SEC East is by having zero representatives in the top 25. They are pretty much saying that on a neutral field, Western Michigan would beat any team in the SEC East a majority of the time.

    • Day
      November 11, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Who is saying that? W. Michigan beat two BIG at their house, please don’t compare something that is not there.

  4. JackStriker
    November 11, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    The Playoff Committee is saying that not one team from the SEC Least is top 25 worthy. By ranking Western Michigan 21st they are saying they are better than any other team in the SEC Least. They are saying that, Western Michigan, by virtue of being undefeated AND beating two BigTen West teams they are the 21st best team in the country at the present time.

    Try finishing “My Pet Goat” first before you try to read big boy websites where you need to read at least at the second grade level. No Child Left Behind.

    • Day
      November 11, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Thaks for your impressive comment, W. Michigan is ranked 21st because they’re undefeated, that has nothing to do with them beating an SEC from the east. Due to the fact that we do not know this to be true, it is fact the Broncos have beaten two BIG teams. Just because they’re ranked does not mean they could beat any teams from the SEC east, it just means they are undefeated unless I missed some blog from the Time that made this comment. I assume the committee is saying that W. Michigan could beat teams like LSU, Arkansas, Boise St, Wash St & even Florida & Baylor? Give it a rest, I will give My Pet Goat a read, seems like a fascinating find since you had to have read it already & still remember it after all these years, or just from a week ago.

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