Fourth College Football Playoff Rankings Released

NEW ORLEANS (November 23, 2021) – The Selection Committee for the College Football Playoff (CFP) released its fourth rankings of the year on Tuesday evening. The group’s Top 25 was officially announced on a live ESPN broadcast. The committee will release its fifth rankings next Tuesday and the final rankings will be announced on Sunday, December 5 on the official ESPN Selection Show. The program is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Central with the New Year’s 6 pairings slated to be announced at 1:30 p.m.

College Football Playoff Rankings, 11/23/21

  1. Georgia (11-0) – LW: 1
  2. Ohio State (10-1) – LW: 4
  3. Alabama (10-1) – LW: 2
  4. Cincinnati (11-0) – LW: 5
  5. Michigan (10-1) – LW: 6
  6. Notre Dame (10-1) – LW: 8
  7. Oklahoma State (10-1) – LW: 9
  8. Baylor (9-2) – LW: 11
  9. Ole Miss (9-2) – LW: 12
  10. Oklahoma (10-1) – LW: 13
  11. Oregon (9-2) – LW: 3
  12. Michigan State (9-2) – LW: 7
  13. BYU (10-2) – LW: 14
  14. Wisconsin (8-3) – LW: 15
  15. Texas A&M (8-3) – LW: 16
  16. Iowa (9-2) – LW: 17
  17. Pittsburgh (9-2) – LW: 18
  18. Wake Forest (9-2) – LW: 10
  19. Utah (8-3) – LW: 23
  20. NC State (8-3) – LW: 20
  21. San Diego State (10-1) – LW: 19
  22. UTSA (11-0) – LW: 22
  23. Clemson (8-3) – LW: NR
  24. Houston (10-1) – LW: 24
  25. Arkansas (7-4) – LW: 21

The Allstate Sugar Bowl (Saturday, January 1, 2022) will host the champions of the Big 12 Conference and the SEC unless either or both of those champions are selected for the College Football Playoff. If either of the champions do qualify for the playoff, another highly-ranked representative from the conference(s) will play in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. In the case of the SEC, the replacement team would be the top-ranked non-playoff team. In the case of the Big 12, the replacement team would be the next non-playoff team with the best record in the regular-season standings.

The top four teams in the final CFP Rankings will meet in the College Football Playoff Semifinals (Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl for this season) on Friday, December 31. The two semifinal winners will play for the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 11 in Indianapolis.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl is scheduled to host the Big 12 and the SEC four times in the next five years. The other season (2023), the Sugar Bowl will serve as a College Football Playoff Semifinal (January 1, 2024).

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