College Football Playoff rankings: Who are the top four teams in final CFP poll of 2021?

What turned out to be a chaotic final weekend of the regular season has, ironically, created the most peaceful path to the College Football Playoff.

Losses by No. 1 Georgia and No. 5 Ohio State should make it an easy job for the selection committee. The final four teams that make up the playoff were clear: No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 Cincinnati.

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There’s more to the top 25 than just the College Football Playoff, however. Rankings will weigh heavily on bowl tie-ins and contractual obligations. With that, Sporting News presents the sixth and final set of College Football Playoff rankings of the season — and the only ones that matter:

TOP-10 LOSSES: Oklahoma State | Georgia

College Football Playoff rankings 2021

Who are the top four CFP teams of final CFP poll of 2021?

Ranking Team Record
1 Alabama 12-1
2 Michigan 12-1
3 Georgia 12-1
4 Cincinnati 13-0

Who are the first two teams out of final CFP poll of 2021?

Ranking Team Record
5 Notre Dame 11-1
6 Ohio State 10-2

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CFP top 25 rankings from final CFP poll of 2021

Ranking Team Record
1 Alabama 12-1
2 Michigan 12-1
3 Georgia 12-1
4 Cincinnati 13-0
5 Notre Dame 11-1
6 Ohio State 10-2
7 Baylor 11-2
8 Ole Miss 10-2
9 Oklahoma State 11-2
10 Michigan State 10-2
11 Utah 10-3
12 Pitt 11-2
13 BYU 10-2
14 Oregon 10-3
15 Iowa 10-3
16 Oklahoma 10-2
17 Wake Forest 10-3
18 N.C. State 9-3
19 Clemson 9-3
20 Houston 11-2
21 Arkansas 8-4
22 Kentucky 9-3
23 Louisiana 12-1
24 San Diego State 11-2
25 Texas A&M 8-4

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