Florida Gators ranked No. 10 in first CFP standings

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

  1. Clemson
  2. LSU
  3. Ohio State
  4. Alabama
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Baylor
  7. Michigan State
  8. TCU
  9. Iowa
  10. Florida
  11. Stanford
  12. Utah
  13. Memphis
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Oklahoma
  16. Florida State
  17. Michigan
  18. Ole Miss
  19. Texas A&M
  20. Mississippi
  21. Northwestern
  22. Temple
  23. UCLA
  24. Toledo
  25. Houston
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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