College Football Playoff Rankings 2018: Final 4 Set

College Football Playoff Final Four bracket

CFB Playoff Selection Show, ESPN

The 2018 college football regular season is in the books and it is time to prepare for bowl season and the race for the national championship. On Sunday, December 2, the final College Football Playoff rankings were released by the committee as we now know the final four teams who will be vying it out for a chance to raise the trophy.

This year’s College Football Playoff National Championship game will take place on January 7, 2019, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The third College Football Playoff rankings of the season can be seen below.


College Football Playoff Rankings — Week 12

1. Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Notre Dame

4. Oklahoma

5. Georgia

6. Ohio State

7. Michigan

8. UCF

9. Washington

10. Florida

11. LSU

12. Penn State

13. Washington State

14. Kentucky

15. Texas

16. West Virginia

17. Utah

18. Mississippi State

19. Texas A&M

20. Syracuse

21. Fresno state

22. Northwestern

23. Missouri

24. Iowa State

25. Boise State


About the College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 seed vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and Capital One Orange Bowl. The College Football Playoff National Championship will be Monday, January 7, 2019, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.


College Football Playoff Selection Committee

College football playoff logo

via College Football Playoff

Member Details Recusals
Joe Castiglione Oklahoma athletic director Oklahoma, Missouri
Christopher B. Howard Robert Morris President; former Air Force RB None
Jeff Bower Former Southern Miss HC Southern Miss
Herb Deromedi Former Central Michigan HC Central Michigan
Ronnie Lott Former Southern California DB USC
Bobby Johnson Former Vanderbilt HC; Ex-Clemson player None
Scott Stricklin Florida athletic director Florida
Rob Mullens (chairman) Oregon athletic director Oregon
Todd Stansbury Georgia Tech athletic director Georgia Tech
Frank Beamer Former Virginia Tech HC Oklahoma, Virginia Tech[c]
Paola Boivin The Arizona Republic reporter None
Ken Hatfield Former Rice, Air Force, Arkansas & Clemson HC Rice, Air Force, Arkansas, Clemson
Gene Smith Ohio State athletic director Ohio State