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Wayne Staats | NCAA.com | December 10, 2018

College Football Playoff rankings: Top 25 scores, schedule for bowl games

We have the final College Football Playoff rankings of the 2018 season. Below, get the CFP Top 25 scores and bowl schedule that starts Dec. 15.

The top four: Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. They will play in the College Football Playoff.

College Football Playoff rankings: Final Top 25

  1. Alabama: 13-0
  2. Clemson: 13-0
  3. Notre Dame: 12-0
  4. Oklahoma: 12-1
  5. Georgia: 11-2
  6. Ohio State: 12-1
  7. Michigan: 10-2
  8. UCF: 12-0
  9. Washington: 10-3
  10. Florida: 9-3
  11. LSU: 9-3
  12. Penn State: 9-3
  13. Washington State: 10-2
  14. Kentucky: 9-3
  15. Texas: 9-4
  16. West Virginia: 8-3
  17. Utah: 9-4
  18. Mississippi State: 8-4
  19. Texas A&M: 8-4
  20. Syracuse: 9-3
  21. Fresno State: 11-2
  22. Northwestern: 8-5
  23. Missouri: 8-4
  24. Iowa State: 8-4
  25. Boise State: 10-3

MORE: Current CFP Top 25 rankings

College Football Playoff rankings: Scores, schedule

  • No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (Orange Bowl), 8 p.m., Dec. 29, ESPN
  • No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (Cotton Bowl), 4 p.m., Dec. 29, ESPN
  • No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 15 Texas (Sugar Bowl), 8:45 p.m., Jan. 1, ESPN
  • No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 9 Washington (Rose Bowl), 5 p.m., Jan. 1, ESPN
  • No. 7 Michigan vs. No. 10 Florida (Peach Bowl), 12 p.m., Dec. 29, ESPN
  • No. 8 UCF vs. No. 11 LSU (Fiesta Bowl), 1 p.m., Jan. 1, ESPN
  • No. 12 Penn State vs. No. 14 Kentucky (Citrus Bowl), 1 p.m., Jan. 1, ABC
  • No. 13 Washington State vs. No. 24 Iowa State (Alamo Bowl), 9 p.m., Dec. 28, ESPN
  • No. 16 West Virginia vs. No. 20 Syracuse (Camping World Bowl), 5:15 p.m., Dec. 28, ESPN
  • No. 17 Utah vs. No. 22 Northwestern (Holiday Bowl), 7 p.m., Dec. 31, FS1
  • No. 18 Mississippi State vs. Iowa (Outback Bowl), 12 p.m., Jan. 1, ESPN2
  • No. 19 Texas A&M vs. N.C. State (TaxSlayer Bowl), 7:30 p.m., Dec. 31, ESPN
  • No. 21 Fresno State vs. Arizona State (Las Vegas Bowl), 3:30 p.m., Dec. 15, ABC
  • No. 23 Missouri vs. Oklahoma State (Liberty Bowl), 3:45 p.m., Dec. 31, ESPN
  • No. 25 Boise State vs. Boston College (First Responders Bowl), 1:30 p.m., Dec. 26, ESPN

Below, find previous rankings:

College Football Playoff rankings: Week 14 Top 25 scores, schedule

Here was the Week 14 information for CFP ranked teams.

MORE: Bowl games projections

College Football Playoff rankings: Top 25 for Week 14

These were the CFP Top 25 going into the conference championship games. These are the fifth and second-to-last rankings of the season:

  1. Alabama: 12-0
  2. Clemson: 12-0
  3. Notre Dame: 12-0
  4. Georgia: 11-1
  5. Oklahoma: 11-1
  6. Ohio State: 11-1
  7. Michigan: 10-2
  8. UCF: 11-0
  9. Florida: 9-3
  10. LSU: 9-3
  11. Washington: 9-3
  12. Penn State: 9-3
  13. Washington State: 10-2
  14. Texas: 9-3
  15. Kentucky: 9-3
  16. West Virginia: 8-3
  17. Utah: 9-3
  18. Mississippi State: 8-4
  19. Texas A&M: 8-4
  20. Syracuse: 9-3
  21. Northwestern: 8-4
  22. Boise State: 10-2
  23. Iowa State: 7-4
  24. Missouri: 8-4
  25. Fresno State: 10-2

College Football Playoff rankings: Schedule

Below is the schedule for the College Football Playoff and the New Year's Six.

  • Orange Bowl (Semifinal): No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma | 4/8 p.m. on Dec. 29
  • Cotton Bowl (Semifinal): No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame |4/8 p.m. on Dec. 29
  • Peach Bowl: 12 p.m. on Dec. 29
  • Fiesta Bow: 1 p.m. on Jan. 1
  • Rose Bowl: 5 p.m. on Jan. 1
  • Sugar Bowl: 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 1

MORE: Current College Football Playoff rankings

College Football Playoff rankings: History

Below is the full history of scores and results for each College Football Playoff.

2014

  • Semifinal (Rose Bowl): No. 2 Oregon 59, No. 3 Florida State 20
  • Semifinal (Sugar Bowl): No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 1 Alabama 35
  • Championship (AT&T Stadium): No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 2 Oregon 20

2015

  • Semifinal (Orange Bowl): No. 1 Clemson 37, No. 4 Oklahoma 17
  • Semifinal (Cotton Bowl): No. 2 Alabama 38, No. 3 Michigan State 0
  • Championship (University of Phoenix Stadium): No. 2 Alabama 45, No. 1 Clemson 40

2016

  • Semifinal (Fiesta Bowl): No. 2 Clemson 31, No. 3 Ohio State 0
  • Semifinal (Peach Bowl): No. 1 Alabama 24, No. 4 Washington 7
  • Championship (Raymond James Stadium): No. 2 Clemson 35, No. 1 Alabama 31

2017

  • Semifinal (Rose Bowl): No. 3 Georgia 54, No. 2 Oklahoma 48 (2OT)
  • Semifinal (Sugar Bowl): No. 4 Alabama 24, No. 1 Clemson 6
  • Championship (Mercedes-Benz): No. 4 Alabama 26, No. 3 Georgia 23 (OT)

RELATED: How strength of schedule affects your CFP chances

College Football Playoff rankings: History

Here is the complete history of all the teams to be No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings.

2014

  • Week 10: Mississippi State
  • Week 11: Mississippi State
  • Week 12: Mississippi State
  • Week 13: Alabama
  • Week 14: Alabama
  • Week 15: Alabama
  • Week 16 (selection day): Alabama

2015

  • Week 9: Clemson
  • Week 10: Clemson
  • Week 11: Clemson
  • Week 12: Clemson
  • Week 13: Clemson
  • Week 14 (selection day): Clemson

2016

  • Week 9: Alabama
  • Week 10: Alabama
  • Week 11: Alabama
  • Week 12: Alabama
  • Week 13: Alabama
  • Week 14: (selection day) Alabama

2017

  • Week 10: Georgia
  • Week 11: Alabama
  • Week 12: Alabama
  • Week 13: Clemson
  • Week 14 (selection day): Clemson

2018

  • Week 9: Alabama
  • Week 10: Alabama
  • Week 11: Alabama
  • Week 12: Alabama
  • Week 13: Alabama
  • Week 14 (selection day): Alabama