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Ohio State (Naturally) Claims Computer's Top Ranking

CFP Staff
January 13, 2015

Ohio State defeated Oregon 42-20 in the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship game on Monday (January 12) and laid claim to the No. 1 spot in the season-ending edition of the Congrove Computer Rankings. The Ducks were bounced to 3rd with the loss, behind TCU.

Playoff semifinal losers, Florida State and Alabama, took 4th and 5th.

Marshall grabbed the No. 6 slot, followed by Michigan State, Baylor, Boise State and Georgia.

UCF and Colorado State were the only teams to exit the computer's top 25. Memphis and USC took their place at 19 and 18, respectively.

The SEC and PAC-12 each have 5 teams in the final top 25, followed by the ACC and Big Ten with 4 each. The Big 12 has 3 while the American, Mountain West, CUSA and MAC each have 1.

Neither the Sun Belt or Independents have any schools in the top 25. The highest-ranked schools from those groups are Notre Dame (Independent) at No. 39, and Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt) at No. 41.

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