Football Ranks No. 13 in College Football Playoff

by Clyde Verdin
LSU History in the BCS/CFP Rankings +0
Football Ranks No. 13 in College Football Playoff

BATON ROUGE – In the first release of the 2016 College Football Playoff Rankings, the LSU Tigers were slotted in at No. 13, marking the third consecutive season that the program has been in the initial rankings.

LSU (5-2 overall, 3-1 SEC), were No. 14 in the first year of the rankings in 2014, as in 2015 LSU was the No. 2-ranked team in the first rankings. Now into its third year in determining the top four teams in the country, LSU has been in the CFP rankings 11 out of 14 weeks.

LSU In the College Football Playoff Rankings

The Tigers have won each of their last three games by double-digits under head coach Ed Orgeron, sitting at No. 15 and No. 14 in the Associated Press and Amway Coaches Top 25 Polls, respectively. LSU has earned a 42-7 win over Missouri, 45-10 win over Southern Miss and 38-21 win over Ole Miss, as LSU is the only team in the nation to hold every opponent to 21 points or fewer.

LSU is one of five teams from the Southeastern Conference to make the CFP rankings, with LSU slated to face over the next four weeks No. 1 Alabama, unranked Arkansas, No. 11 Florida and No. 4 Texas A&M in the month of November alone.

The College Football Playoff Committee will release their rankings every Tuesday from now until December 4, when the group will select the four teams for the playoff semifinals and New Year’s Six bowl games.

The Tigers and Crimson Tide will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday night in Tiger Stadium on CBS.

2016 College Football Playoff Ranking – Nov. 1

Rank, Team, Record
1, Alabama, 8-0
2, Clemson, 8-0
3, Michigan, 8-0
4, Texas A&M, 7-1
5, Washington, 8-0
6, Ohio State, 7-1
7, Louisville, 7-1
8, Wisconsin, 6-2
9, Auburn, 6-2
10, Nebraska, 7-1
11, Florida, 6-1
12, Penn State, 6-2
13, LSU, 5-2
14, Oklahoma, 6-2
15, Colorado, 6-2
16, Utah, 7-2
17, Baylor, 6-1
18, Oklahoma State, 6-2
19, Virginia Tech, 6-2
20, West Virginia, 6-1
21, North Carolina, 6-2
22, Florida State, 5-3
23, Western Michigan, 8-0
24, Boise State, 7-1
25, Washington State, 6-2