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Sooner Lead Four Big 12 Teams Ranked in First CFB Playoff Rankings

The first College Football Playoff rankings were released on ESPN on Tuesday night and four Big 12 teams were ranked. The Oklahoma Sooners come in at No. 7, the West Virginia Mountaineers are No. 13, the Texas Longhorns are ranked No. 17 and then, the surprise, the Iowa State Cyclones are No. 24.

A ton of credit to the College Football Playoff committee for doing what it said it would do, and putting a team like Iowa State in the Top 25 because of how it’s played recently, despite the AP Poll not having the Cyclones all that close to sniffing a Top 25 ranking.

The Sooners are still in a good spot to reach the College Football Playoff, if they win out. There are three one-loss teams ahead of them, but LSU could have two by the end of the weekend, and Michigan still has to play Ohio State, while Georgia also has Kentucky this weekend and then, most likely, Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.

The Mountaineers have quite a bit of work to do, but hey, two wins over Oklahoma in an eight-day span at the end of the season might do the trick.

 

College Football Playoff Ranking

1. Alabama (8-0)
2. Clemson (8-0)
3. LSU (7-1)
4. Notre Dame (8-0)
5. Michigan (7-1)
6. Georgia (7-1)
7. Oklahoma (7-1)
8. Washington State (7-1)
9. Kentucky (7-1)
10. Ohio State (7-1)
11. Florida (6-2)
12. UCF (7-0)
13. West Virginia (6-1)
14. Penn State (6-2)
15. Utah (6-2)
16. Iowa (6-2)
17. Texas (6-2)
18. Mississippi State (5-3)
19. Syracuse (6-2)
20. Texas A&M (5-3)
21. NC State (5-2)
22. Boston College (6-2)
23. Fresno State (7-1)
24. Iowa State (4-3)
25. Virginia (6-2)

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