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Everything you need to know about the initial 2017 CFP Rankings

Oct 28, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) reacts to throwing the go ahead touchdown pass against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the second half at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The initial 2017 CFP rankings were released Tuesday night. You’ve probably heard, but the Big Ten doesn’t have a team in the top 4. No. 6 Ohio State paces the Big Ten’s four ranked teams, three of which land in the top 10.

See the full rankings.

Here are 10 things to know about the first rankings.

1. Seven of the top 15 teams (Alabama, Penn State, Wisconsin, Miami, Oklahoma State, Washington & Virginia Tech) don’t have a win against a ranked team.

2. The Big Ten’s run of at least one team in the top 5 of the CFP rankings ends at 14, dating to the 2014 season.

3. The Big Ten is the only conference with three top 10 teams.

4. No. 3 Notre Dame’s three wins against ranked teams are more than any other team.

5. The Pac-12 is the only conference that doesn’t have a team in the Top 10; No. 12 Washington is its highest-ranked team.

6. The Pac-12 and SEC have the most teams (5) in the initial top 25, followed by the ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten (4).

7. In No. 1 Georgia and No. 2 Alabama, the SEC becomes the first conference to boast the top 2 teams in the history of the rankings (20 installments).

8. The SEC has had multiple teams in the top 4 of the initial rankings in all four years of the playoff era, and it’s had the initial No. 1 every year but 2015 (Clemson).

9. No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 10 Miami are the only top 10 teams with multiple wins by one possession (8 or fewer), with three and four, respectively.

10. Reigning national champ Clemson has the most victories (6) over FBS teams with a .500 record or better.


A closer look at Big Ten teams:

No. 6 Ohio State

No. 7 Penn State

No. 9 Wisconsin

No. 24 Michigan State