In a surprising decision, the College Football Playoff Committee put Alabama into the top four in their first rankings of the season.
Alabama has one loss and was not expected to be ranked so highly in the first week.
The SEC has six teams ranked in the top 25 in the CFP rankings.
Alabama and LSU face off this Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
Undefeated Clemson and Ohio State would also be in the playoff if the season ended today.
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Michigan State
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