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College Football Playoff rankings, Alabama starts at No. 4

Cedric Mason- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Ladies and gentlemen, the College Football Playoff committee has spoken.

The committee released its first rankings of the season Tuesday, courtesy of ESPN. Alabama stands as the lone one-loss team in the top four, behind Ohio State, LSU and Clemson.

The Crimson Tide’s (7-1) only blemish came at home against Ole Miss on Sept. 19.

It will face LSU this weekend at Bryant-Denny Stadium with hopes to improve its position. ESPN’s College GameDay will be in attendance and CBS will air the game at 7:00 p.m. CT.

Listed below are the first College Football Playoff top 25 rankings, according to ESPN

  1. Clemson Tigers
  2. LSU Tigers
  3. Ohio State
  4. Alabama Crimson Tide 
  5. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  6. Baylor Bears
  7. Michigan State Spartans
  8. TCU Horned Frogs
  9. Iowa Hawkeyes
  10. Florida Gators
  11. Stanford Cardinal
  12. Utah Utes
  13. Memphis Tigers
  14. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  15. Oklahoma Sooners
  16. Florida State Seminoles
  17. Michigan Wolverines
  18. Mississippi Rebels
  19. Texas A&M Aggies
  20. Mississippi State Bulldogs
  21. Northwestern Wildcats
  22. Temple Owls
  23. UCLA Bruins
  24. Toledo Bruins
  25. Houston Cougars

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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