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Clemson tops first College Football Playoff rankings of 2015

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After hours of deliberation and weeks of the top teams in the nation showing their skill on the field, the College Football Playoff selection committee has released the first College Football Playoff rankings for the 2015 season.

Coming into today’s announcement, many were expecting the Ohio State Buckeyes and Clemson Tigers to be in the projected final four.

Those teams made the cut as anticipated, with the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide rounding out the top four.

The full top 25 can be seen below.

1. Clemson Tigers
2. LSU Tigers
3. Ohio State Buckeyes
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. Ole Miss Rebels
19. Texas A&M Aggies
20. Mississippi State Bulldogs
21. Northwestern Wildcats
22. Temple Owls
23. UCLA Bruins
24. Toledo Rockets
25. Houston Cougars

There is plenty of time remaining in the current season and we could see plenty of movement as the season comes to a close, but for now Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama are in the driver’s seat as they control their own destiny.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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