Press Release

Selection Committee Releases Its Third Top 25 Rankings of the Season

GRAPEVINE, Texas – The College Football Playoff announced today its third set of selection committee top 25 rankings.

The selection committee will prepare four more rankings this season, including the final installment on Selection Day, Sunday, December 7. The top four teams in the final rankings will play in the semifinals on January 1, 2015, at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

“We spent a lot of time discussing the merits of the top teams this week,” said selection committee chairman Jeff Long. “We clearly look at the win/loss record, but we also look beyond the record to other factors indicating overall strength. Our thinking is consistent. Strength of schedule and body of work are important. Week in and week out, we will begin with a fresh look at all the teams and a clean sheet of paper which provides us with new perspective.”

The selection committee will continue to meet in person for the remainder of the season to review game action and issue its new rankings.

The complete rankings are attached and can also be found on the official website of the College Football Playoff at