College Football Playoff Pool

Updated through games played on 12/3/2016

Every week beginning with the first week of October, we update our pool of teams that is still in the running for the College Football Playoff. We organize teams into four groups of teams based on the priority they are likely to receive from the College Football Playoff selection committee.


Group 1
Undefeated teams from Power 5 conferences

Group 2
One-loss teams from Power 5 conferences

Group 3
Undefeated teams from Group of 5 conferences

Group 4
Any two-loss teams from a Power 5 conference or, possibly, a one-loss team from a Group of 5 conference that may warrant consideration under unique circumstances (e.g., a two-loss SEC champion). These teams won’t be listed until it becomes apparent that they may have an opportunity to make the College Football Playoff field.


Our Current Rankings


RankingTeamConference GroupRecord
1AlabamaSECPower 5Group 113-0
2Ohio StateBig TenPower 5Group 211-1
3ClemsonACCPower 5Group 212-1
4WashingtonPac-12Power 5Group 212-1
5Penn StateBig TenPower 5Group 411-2