Projected top 25 College Football Playoff rankings prior to the sixth and final release from the CFP committee for the 2016 season.
The sixth and final batch of College Football Playoff rankings for the 2016 season will be revealed on Sunday, and there are some anxious fan bases wondering if their team will be in the dance.
Alabama is the clear-cut No. 1 team in the nation, as Nick Saban’s squad destroyed Florida in the SEC title game to move just two wins away from yet another national championship.
Meanwhile, Washington claimed the Pac-12 crown over Colorado on Friday night, which has fans of the Huskies believing that their squad did enough to ensure a bid.
In the ACC, Clemson held off Virginia Tech, 42-35, as Deshaun Watson may have earned a few more Heisman Trophy votes with his strong performance. The Tigers have now won consecutive league titles for the first time in 28 years.
But what about the Big Ten?
Ohio State was unable to get into the league title game, allowing Penn State to have an extra game to show its worth. Will the Buckeyes get in over a Nittany Lions team that gave them their lone loss? Or perhaps the argument is more Penn State vs. Washington than anything else after the Nittany Lions’ win over Wisconsin in Indy.
Looking ahead to Sunday’s release, here is a projection of how the committee will rank the top 25 teams in the country.
Projected College Football Playoff Top 25
3. Ohio State
5. Penn State
10. Florida State
14. West Virginia
15. Western Michigan
18. Oklahoma State
24. Virginia Tech