College Football Rankings: ESPN Drops Top 25 After Bowl Games

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College football bowl season is in the books. While we wait for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers, however, ESPN is giving us a look back at the season with their own Top 25 following the conclusion of the bowl games.

As you might expect, Alabama tops the rankings while the Clemson Tigers sit at No. 2. Georgia and Ohio State, who many believe should have been in the College Football Playoff, round out the top four.

Oklahoma checks in at No. 5, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish dropped down to the No. 7 spot.

The bowl season will run through Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, when the national championship takes place. The College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T takes place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Kickoff between Alabama and Clemson is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The full rankings can be seen below.


ESPN Top 25 College Football Rankings

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Michigan
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Mississippi State
  9. Penn State
  10. Washington
  11. Florida
  12. Auburn
  13. Texas A&M
  14. Missouri
  15. West Virginia
  16. Iowa
  17. LSU
  18. Washington State
  19. Texas
  20. Utah
  21. Stanford
  22. Fresno State
  23. Utah State
  24. Wisconsin
  25. UCF