Get NCAA FBS College Football rankings, including the Associated Press, College Football Playoff, Coaches Poll at sportartikel-blog.info. RANK, SCHOOL, RECORD, PREVIOUS. 1, Alabama, , 1. 2, Clemson, , 3. 3, Ohio State, , 2. 4, Washington, , 4. 5, Penn State. The College Football Playoff begins on Dec. 31, and Penn State will not be part of it. Playoff Rankings. Rankings updated (12/04/). Rank, Team (First Place Votes), Schedules/Results, Prev. 1, Alabama Overall: Conference. Check out college football's playoff picture for Week 1. GC: Game control - Reflects chance that an average Top 25 team would control games from start to end. Dropped from rankings: West Virginia 22, Texas Others receiving votes: Utah 96, UCLA 82, West Virginia 70, Colorado 65, Maryland 45, Oregon 44, South.