Florida State 22nd in first CFP poll; Texas A&M sneaks in playoff picture at 4th

WCTV Eyewitness News
November 2, 2016

DALLAS (WCTV Eyewitness News / AP) -- Florida State checks in at 22nd in the first set of College Football Playoff rankings this year.

Texas A&M was ranked fourth behind Alabama, Clemson and Michigan in the rankings.

The Aggies (7-1) were surprisingly a spot ahead of unbeaten Washington on Tuesday in the first of six selection committee rankings. The Crimson Tide (8-0), Tigers (8-0), Wolverines (8-0) and Huskies (8-0) are the only remaining undefeated teams from Power Five conferences and hold the top four spots in the latest Associated Press poll.

The 12-person committee, however, gave a nod to Texas A&M's strength of schedule.

Ohio State was sixth and Louisville was seventh.

Aside from FSU, Clemson and Louisville, other ACC teams that found themselves in the rankings include Virginia Tech at 19th and North Carolina at 21st.

Florida finds itself ranked 11th. With matchups including Arkansas, LSU and FSU still ahead, and possibly the SEC Championship Game, it's safe to say that the Gators control their own destiny.

The final rankings will be released Dec. 4, with the top four teams moving on to the College Football Playoff semifinals on Dec. 31 at the Fiesta and Peach bowls.