First College Football Playoff rankings released

The College Football Playoff committee released its first ranking of the 2019 season. The Florida Gators come in ranked No. 10.

The committee is comprised of 11 members, including Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin. The committee’s sole job is to best teams in the top 25, but chiefly to elect the four teams that will make the playoff and compete for a National Championship.

Notes/history about the first CFP poll of each season.
– Eleven of the 20 teams that have debuted in the top four of the selection committee’s first College Football Playoff rankings have gone on to make the playoff – Florida State (2014), Clemson (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Alabama (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Georgia (2017), Notre Dame (2018).
– The lowest-ranked team in the initial CFP poll that made the playoff was Ohio State in 2014. The Buckeyes were ranked No. 16.

Full College Football Playoff Rankings
1. Ohio State
2. LSU
3. Alabama
4. Penn State
5. Clemson
6. Georgia
7. Oregon
8. Utah
9. Oklahoma
10. Florida
11. Auburn
12. Baylor
13. Wisconsin
14. Michigan
15. Notre Dame
16. Kansas State
17. Minnesota
18. Iowa
19. Wake Forest
20. Cincinnati
21. Memphis
22. Boise State
23. Oklahoma State
24. Navy
25. SMU

Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC