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First CFB Playoff rankings released

The first College Football Playoff rankings have been released, and already we have controversy. The SEC placed three teams in the top four, but none is Alabama (No. 1 is Mississippi State, No. 3 Auburn and No. 4 Mississippi). Florida State is second and Oregon fifth, while Notre Dame is all the way down in 10th. What do you make of it all?

  • Which one-loss team in the College Football Playoff top four least deserves to be there?

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  • Which team outside the College Football Playoff top four most deserves to be there?

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  • How many teams currently in the top four (Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn, Mississippi) will play in the College Football Playoff?

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  • Which team will win the College Football Playoff?

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  • How much controversy will the four-team playoff system draw compared to the current BCS system?

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  • Which will ultimately prove to be the better system?

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The SEC made history this week, becoming the first conference to place four teams inside the Associated Press' top five. Thing is, all of those teams came from the same division. Yes, the SEC West is well-represented in the Top 25. Do you agree with the rankings?

2014 College Football Top 25

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

AP ranking: 1

Florida State

Florida State

AP ranking: 2

Mississippi

Mississippi

AP ranking: 3

Alabama

Alabama

AP ranking: 4

Auburn

Auburn

AP ranking: 5

Oregon

Oregon

AP ranking: 6

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

AP ranking: 7

Michigan State

Michigan State

AP ranking: 8

Georgia

Georgia

AP ranking: 9

TCU

TCU

AP ranking: 10

Kansas State

Kansas State

AP ranking: 11

Baylor

Baylor

AP ranking: 12

Ohio State

Ohio State

AP ranking: 13

Arizona State

Arizona State

AP ranking: 14

Arizona

Arizona

AP ranking: 15

Nebraska

Nebraska

AP ranking: 16

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

AP ranking: 17

East Carolina

East Carolina

AP ranking: 18

Utah

Utah

AP ranking: 19

USC

USC

AP ranking: 20

Clemson

Clemson

AP ranking: 21

West Virginia

West Virginia

AP ranking: 22

Marshall

Marshall

AP ranking: 23

LSU

LSU

AP ranking: 24

UCLA

UCLA

AP ranking: 25

Duke

Duke

AP ranking: NR

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

AP ranking: NR

Minnesota

Minnesota

AP ranking: NR

Colorado State

Colorado State

AP ranking: NR

Louisville

Louisville

AP ranking: NR

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We have a new No. 1. It's Mississippi State, which moved up from No. 3 by beating then-second-ranked Auburn on Saturday. The Bulldogs jumped over Florida State, which fell a spot despite remaining undefeated on the season. Do you agree with the move? How would you rank the other unbeatens? Click on the logos below to set your list!

2014 College Football Top 25

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

AP ranking: 1

Florida State

Florida State

AP ranking: 2

Mississippi

Mississippi

AP ranking: 3

Baylor

Baylor

AP ranking: 4

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

AP ranking: 5

Auburn

Auburn

AP ranking: 6

Alabama

Alabama

AP ranking: 7

Michigan State

Michigan State

AP ranking: 8

Oregon

Oregon

AP ranking: 9

Georgia

Georgia

AP ranking: 10

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

AP ranking: 11

TCU

TCU

AP ranking: 12

Ohio State

Ohio State

AP ranking: 13

Kansas State

Kansas State

AP ranking: 14

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

AP ranking: 15

Arizona

Arizona

AP ranking: 16

Arizona State

Arizona State

AP ranking: 17

East Carolina

East Carolina

AP ranking: 18

Nebraska

Nebraska

AP ranking: 19

Utah

Utah

AP ranking: 20

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

AP ranking: 21

USC

USC

AP ranking: 22

Stanford

Stanford

AP ranking: 23

Clemson

Clemson

AP ranking: 24

Marshall

Marshall

AP ranking: 25

UCLA

UCLA

AP ranking: NR

LSU

LSU

AP ranking: NR

Duke

Duke

AP ranking: NR

Minnesota

Minnesota

AP ranking: NR

Kentucky

Kentucky

AP ranking: NR

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Well that was quite a week. Four of the top six teams lost. Six other ranked teams were beaten. So yeah, the latest Associated Press Top 25 looks just a bit different. Where do you think the teams stack up after a Saturday (and Thursday) of upheaval? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!

2014 College Football Top 25

Florida State

Florida State

AP ranking: 1

Auburn

Auburn

AP ranking: 2

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

AP ranking: 3

Mississippi

Mississippi

AP ranking: 3

Baylor

Baylor

AP ranking: 5

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

AP ranking: 6

Alabama

Alabama

AP ranking: 7

Michigan State

Michigan State

AP ranking: 8

TCU

TCU

AP ranking: 9

Arizona

Arizona

AP ranking: 10

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

AP ranking: 11

Oregon

Oregon

AP ranking: 12

Georgia

Georgia

AP ranking: 13

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

AP ranking: 14

Ohio State

Ohio State

AP ranking: 15

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

AP ranking: 16

Kansas State

Kansas State

AP ranking: 17

UCLA

UCLA

AP ranking: 18

East Carolina

East Carolina

AP ranking: 19

Arizona State

Arizona State

AP ranking: 20

Nebraska

Nebraska

AP ranking: 21

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

AP ranking: 22

Missouri

Missouri

AP ranking: 23

Utah

Utah

AP ranking: 24

Stanford

Stanford

AP ranking: 25

Clemson

Clemson

AP ranking: NR

Marshall

Marshall

AP ranking: NR

USC

USC

AP ranking: NR

Louisville

Louisville

AP ranking: NR

LSU

LSU

AP ranking: NR

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USA TODAY Sports

2014 college football predictions

The 2014 college football season -- aka Year 1 of the College Football Playoff -- is upon us, with Texas A&M thumping South Carolina on a night of Thursday kickoffs. Johnny Manziel is gone, but reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston still is here. So are a good number of other Florida State Seminoles who helped the team to last season's national championship. Will they repeat? Who will win the conferences? Cast your votes below!

More: Rank: Top 25 | Rank: Conferences | Rank: Heisman candidates | Rank: QBs

  • Which team will win the ACC?

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  • Which team will win the Big 12?

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  • Which team will win the Big Ten?

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  • Which team will win the Pac-12?

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  • Which team will win the SEC?

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  • Which is the best conference in college football?

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  • Which of these AP top-four teams is least likely to reach the College Football Playoff?

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  • Who will win the Heisman Trophy?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 54,366)

  • How much controversy will the four-team playoff system draw compared to the BCS system?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 192,047)

  • Which team will win the college football national championship?

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      18%
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      19%
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      12%
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      5%
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      46%

    Discuss (Total votes: 393,424)

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