GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – The College Football Playoff Selection Committee announced today the top four teams in the final rankings of the 2015 regular season.
No. 1 is Clemson.
No. 2 is Alabama.
No. 3 is Michigan State.
No. 4 is Oklahoma.
“We now have the full body of work to evaluate all of the teams,” said selection chairman Jeff Long. “The committee viewed Clemson and Alabama as clear-cut. We had a lengthy discussion about Michigan State and Oklahoma. The committee saw those two teams as very closely matched. They are both conference champions and both 4-0 against top 25 teams. Ultimately Michigan State’s two wins against top ten teams gave them the edge.”
No. 1 Clemson will face No. 4 Oklahoma in the Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl. No. 2 Alabama will face No. 3 Michigan State in the Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl. The winners will meet in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 11, in Glendale, Arizona.
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will announce its final Top 25 rankings and New Year’s Six bowl match-ups at 2 p.m. CT, on Sunday, December 6.