Alabama ranks No. 1 in first 2020 CFP rankings

Alabama ranks No. 1 in first 2020 CFP rankings
10/31/20 MFB Alabama vs MSU Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) Photo by University of Alabama (Source: University of Alabama)

GRAPEVINE, Texas (WAFB) - The Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0) claimed the No. 1 spot in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2020-2021 season that were released on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Notre Dame (8-0), Clemson (7-1), and Ohio State (4-0) made up the remaining top four teams. Texas A&M was No. 5 and Florida was No. 6 to give the SEC three of the top six teams.

Cincinnati (8-0) from the AAC was ranked No. 7. The Bearcats have the best ranking for a non-Power Five team in the seven-year history of the playoff.

BYU (9-0) was ranked No. 14, lower than many expected.

Oregon (3-0) was the highest-ranked Pac-12 team.

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This is the first of four rankings. The four teams to make the playoff will be announced on Dec. 20.

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