Press Release

College Football Playoff Selection Committee Announces Final Top 25 Rankings

GRAPEVINE, Texas – The College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection Committee announced today its final top 25 rankings for 2016, along with match-ups for the Playoff Semifinals and New Year’s Six bowls.

On Saturday, December 31, 2016, No. 4 Washington will face No. 1 Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at 3 p.m. ET.  The PlayStation Fiesta Bowl will follow at 7 p.m. ET as No. 3 Ohio State plays No. 2 Clemson.

The winner of the Peach Bowl will face the winner of the Fiesta Bowl in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. The national championship game will take place on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

The College Football Playoff also announced the New Year’s Six bowl match-ups. 

Capital One Orange Bowl (Dec. 30) – No. 11 Florida State vs. No. 6 Michigan

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (Jan. 2) – No. 15 Western Michigan vs. No. 8 Wisconsin

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual (Jan. 2) – No. 9 Southern California vs. No. 5 Penn State

Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2) – No. 14 Auburn vs. No. 7 Oklahoma

The complete rankings may be downloaded here.