The Florida Gators (7-1, 5-1 SEC) are ranked No.10 in the first College Football Playoff Standings that were released on Tuesday night. This is the first time the Gators have been ranked in the CFP standings since the system was implemented last season.
The selection committee is made up of 12 voters who take into account record, strength of schedule, outlook of each team moving forward and how impressive teams have looked throughout the season.
This is the first of six rankings that will be released by the committee, who will meet weekly to come up with their top-25. The final top-25 will be released on December 6, at noon, following conference championship games.
In the inaugural listing, Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Ole Miss comprised the coveted top four spots that indicate which schools will participate in the playoff. Of those four schools only FSU was able to stay inside the top four.
With Florida starting inside the top-10, the question begs asking, how did the final four teams last season look when the initial poll was released? The final four teams were Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State. All three of those times besides Ohio State were in the top-10 last season. Ohio State was ranked No. 16 in the initial poll.
CFP Top 25
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Michigan State
- Oklahoma State
- Florida State
- Ole Miss
- Texas A&M