Gators start at No. 10 in first CFP rankings

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Florida players. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Florida was picked No. 10 in the first College Football Playoff rankings, same as their spot in the Associated Press poll, on Tuesday.

Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State are the top four, with Clemson, Georgia, Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma and Florida rounding out the Top 10.

The 13-member committee will produce four more sets of rankings each Tuesday before the only ones that really count come out on selection Sunday, Dec. 8.

The top four in the selection committee’s initial rankings have never all reached the semifinals in the playoff’s five-year history. Eleven of the 20 teams that started in the top four of the CFP rankings have reached the playoff, but, oddly, never the team ranked third.

Record
1. Ohio St. 8-0
2. LSU 8-0
3. Alabama 8-0
4. Penn St. 8-0
5. Clemson 9-0
6. Georgia 7-1
7. Oregon 8-1
8. Utah 8-1
9. Oklahoma 7-1
10. Florida 7-2
11. Auburn 7-2
12. Baylor 8-0
13. Wisconsin 6-2
14. Michigan 7-2
15. Notre Dame 6-2
16. Kansas St. 6-2
17. Minnesota 8-0
18. Iowa 6-2
19. Wake Forest 7-1
20. Cincinnati 7-1
21. Memphis 8-1
22. Boise St. 7-1
23. Oklahoma St. 6-3
24. Navy 7-1
25. SMU 8-1

The playoff semifinals match the No. 1 seed vs. the No. 4 seed, and No. 2 will face No. 3. The semifinals will be hosted at the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 28. The championship game will be played on Jan. 13, 2020 at New Orleans.

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