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Georgia tops initial College Football Playoff rankings

The College Football Playoff Committee released the first of six rankings on Tuesday night.

Posted: Oct 31, 2017 10:57 PM

The College Football Playoff Committee released the first of six rankings on Tuesday night.

The Georgia Bulldogs topped the poll despite being ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press's top-25 poll and the team that topped those rankings, the Alabama Crimson Tide, came in at No. 2 behind Georgia.

It's clear those who voted on tonight's poll valued Georgia's wins over Notre Dame, who came in at No. 3 in the rankings, and their dominating win over No. 16 Mississippi State along with four wins against teams over .500 compared to Alabama's equally as unblemished 8-0 season to this point that features no teams currently ranked in the committee's top-25.

Here's a look at how the committee worked out the entire top-25 in tonight's initial ranking:

1. Georgia (8-0, SEC)
2. Alabama (8-0, SEC)
3. Notre Dame (7-1, Independent)
4. Clemson (7-1, ACC)
5. Oklahoma (7-1, Big 12)
6. Ohio State (7-1, Big Ten)
7. Penn State (7-1, Big Ten)
8. TCU (7-1, Big 12)
9. Wisconsin (8-0, Big Ten)
10. Miami (7-0, ACC)
11. Oklahoma State (7-1, Big 12)
12. Washington (7-1, Pac-12)
13. Virginia Tech (7-1, ACC)
14. Auburn (6-2, SEC)
15. Iowa State (6-2, Big 12)
16. Mississippi State (6-2, SEC)
17. USC (7-2, Pac-12)
18. Central Florida (7-0, AAC)
19. LSU (6-2, SEC)
20. North Carolina State (6-2, ACC)
21. Stanford (6-2, Pac-12)
22. Arizona (6-2, Pac-12)
23. Memphis (7-1, AAC)
24. Michigan State (6-2, Big Ten)
25. Washington State (7-2, Pac-12)

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