Update: Florida State debuted at No.22 in the initial 2016 College Football Playoff Rankings; check out the rest of the top 25 here. What do you think of two SEC teams in the initial top 4?
At 7 PM on Tuesday, the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2016 season will be revealed. The CFP rankings will be used from Tuesday until the end of the season to decide which teams will be participating in the College Football Playoff, as well as the New Years Six Bowls. The rankings will be the first of six released by the 12 person committee made up of former coaches, NCAA executives and current athletic directors among others. The newest rankings will be released each Tuesday until the regular season concludes.
The rankings are formed using a series of factors including strength of schedule, conference championships, team records, head-to-head results. The committee also takes into account factors that a team plays with, such as injuries and weather.
In the two years of its inception, Florida State has been ranked each week, ranking as high as No. 2 and as low as No. 16. The ‘Noles have participated in a College Football Playoff affiliated bowl both both years, and have gone a combined 9-3 following the first release of the rankings.
In both the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls, Florida State is currently ranked No. 19 following a loss to Clemson. Once the College Football Playoff rankings are released, both the AP and Coaches Polls become a moot point as the CFP rankings will now be used.
This article will be updated when the College Football Playoff rankings are released with Florida State’s position.