Selection Sunday: Polls, Ranking and Bowl Pairings

Christopher Walsh

It's going to be a very busy Sunday, so let's get to it:

College Football Playoff Pairings

Oklahoma vs. LSU, Dec. 28, in Atlanta

Clemson vs. Ohio State, Dec. 28, in Glendale, Ariz.

Other Bowl Pairings

Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Wisconsin, Jan. 1

Sugar Bowl: Georgia vs. Baylor, Jan. 1

Orange Bowl: Virginia vs. Florida, Dec. 30

Cotton Bowl: Memphis vs. Penn State, Dec. 28

Dec. 20: Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Buffalo vs. Charlotte

Dec. 20: Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl Kent State vs. Utah State

Dec. 21: New Mexico Bowl San Diego State vs. Central Michigan

Dec. 21: FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl Georgia Southern vs. Liberty

Dec. 21: Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl FAU vs. SMU

Dec. 21: Camellia Bowl Arkansas State vs. FIU

Dec. 21: Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl Washington vs. Boise State

Dec. 21: R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Appalachian State vs. UAB

Dec. 23: Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl UCF vs. Marshall

Dec. 24: SoFi Hawai'i Bowl Hawaii vs. BYU

Dec. 26: Walk-On's Independence Bowl Miami vs. Louisiana Tech

Dec. 26: Quick Lane Bowl Pitt vs. Eastern Michigan

Dec. 27: Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman North Carolina vs. Temple

Dec. 27: New Era Pinstripe Bowl Wake Forest vs. Michigan State

Dec. 27: Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M

Dec. 27: SDCCU Holiday Bowl USC vs. Iowa

Dec. 27: Cheez-It Bowl Air Force vs. Washington State

Dec. 28: Camping World Bowl Iowa State vs. Notre Dame

Dec. 30: SERVPRO First Responders Bowl Western Kentucky vs. Western Michigan

Dec. 30: Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Mississippi State vs. Louisville

Dec. 30: Redbox Bowl Illinois vs. Cal

Dec. 31: Belk Bowl Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky

Dec. 31: Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Florida State vs. Arizona State

Dec. 31: AutoZone Liberty Bowl Navy vs. Kansas State

Dec. 31: Valero Alamo Bowl Utah vs. Texas

Dec. 31: NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Georgia State vs. Wyoming

Jan. 1: Outback Bowl Auburn vs. Minnesota

Jan. 1: Vrbo Citrus Bowl Alabama vs. Michigan

Jan. 2: TickerSmarter Birmingham Bowl Boston College vs. Cincinnati

Jan. 2: TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Tennessee vs. Indiana

Jan. 3: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Ohio vs. Nevada

Jan. 4: Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Tulane vs. Southern Miss

Jan. 6: LendingTree Bowl Louisiana vs. Miami (Ohio)

College Football Playoff Rankings

1. LSU (13-0)

2. Ohio State (13-0)

3. Clemson (13-0)

4. Oklahoma (12-1)

5 Georgia (11-2)

6 Oregon (11-2)

7 Baylor (11-2)

8 Wisconsin (10-3)

9 Florida (10-2)

10 Penn State (10-2)

11 Utah (11-2)

12 Auburn (9-3)

13 Alabama (10-2)

14 Michigan (9-3)

15 Notre Dame (10-2)

16 Iowa (9-3)

17 Memphis (12-1)

18 Minnesota (10-2)

19 Boise State (12-1)

20 Appalachian State (12-1)

21 Cincinnati (10-3)

22 Southern Califormia  (8-4)

23 Navy (9-2)

24 Virginia (9-4)

25 Oklahoma State (8-4)

AP Top 25

Rank, Team (Record), Last week, Conference, Points

1 LSU (13-0) 1 SEC 1,535 

2 Ohio State (13-0) 2 Big Ten 1,488 

3 Clemson (13-0) 3 ACC 1,441

4 Oklahoma (12-1) 6 Big 12 1,364 

5 Georgia (11-2) 4 SEC 1,241 

6 Florida (10-2) 7 SEC 1,167 

7 Oregon (11-2) 13 Pac-12 1,141 

8 Baylor (11-2) 8 Big 12 1,039 

9 Alabama (10-2) 9 SEC 1,011 

9 Auburn (9-3) 11 SEC 1,011 

11 Wisconsin (10-3) 10 Big Ten 944 

12 Utah (11-2) 5 Pac-12 909 

13 Penn State (10-2) 12 Big Ten 888 

14 Notre Dame (10-2) 14 IA Independents 709 

15 Memphis (12-1) 16 American Athletic 675 

16 Minnesota (10-2) 15 Big Ten 645 

17 Michigan (9-3) 17 Big Ten 597 

18 Boise State (12-1) 19 Mountain West 500 

19 Iowa (9-3) 18 Big Ten 494 

20 Appalachian State (12-1) 20 Sun Belt 355 

21 Navy (9-2) 23 American Athletic 246 

22 USC (8-4) 24 Pac-12 195 

23 Cincinnati (10-3) 21 American Athletic 183 

24 Air Force (10-2) 25 Mountain West 97 

25 Oklahoma State (8-4) Big 12 70 

Others receiving votes: SMU 63, Virginia 55, Kansas State 50, Texas A&M 7, Florida Atlantic 7, Arizona State 5, Iowa State 5, UCF 5, California 4, Washington 3

USA Today Amway Coaches Poll

Rank, Team, Record, Points, First-place, Last week

1 Louisiana State 13-0 1605 46 1

2 Ohio State 13-0 1562 14 2

3 Clemson 13-0 1513 5 3 

4 Oklahoma 12-1 1430 0 6 

5 Georgia 11-2 1294 0 4 

6 Oregon 11-2 1189 0 13 

7 Florida 10-2 1172 0 7

8 Baylor 11-2 1161 0 8

9 Alabama 10-2 1092 0 

10 Utah 11-2 1005 0 5 

11 Wisconsin 10-3 988 0 10

12 Penn State 10-2 967 0 11 

13 Auburn 9-3 962 0 12 

14 Notre Dame 10-2 771 0 14 

15 Memphis 12-1 667 0 16 

16 Minnesota 10-2 654 0 15

17 Michigan 9-3 592 0 18 

18 Boise State 12-1 566 0 17 

19 Iowa 9-3 485 0 19 

20 Appalachian State 12-1 375 0 20 

21 Navy 9-2 234 0 23 

22 Cincinnati 10-3 233 0 21 

23 Southern California 8-4 189 0 24 

24 Air Force 10-2 151 0 25 

25 Virginia 9-4 73 0 22 

Other teams receiving votes: Oklahoma State 64; Southern Methodist 61; Kansas State 20; Indiana 10; UL Lafayette 6; Florida Atlantic 6; Central Florida 6; San Diego State 5; Tennessee 4; Kentucky 3; Iowa State 3; Arizona State 3; Virginia Tech 2; Hawaii 1; California 1. 

FWAA-PFF Super 16 

Rank (Record), Points, First-place votes, Last week  

1. LSU (13-0) 730 40 1

2. Ohio State (13-0) 691 5 2

3. Clemson (13-0) 649 1 3

4. Oklahoma (12-1) 590 6

5. Georgia (11-2) 470 4

6. Oregon (11-2) 434 13

7. Baylor (11-2) 414 7

8. Florida (10-2) 398 9

9. Alabama (10-2) 383 8

10. Auburn (9-3) 305 11

11. Wisconsin (10-3) 302 10

12. Utah (11-2) 273 5

13. Penn State (10-2) 252 12

14. Notre Dame (10-2) 129 15

15. Minnesota (10-2) 87 14

16. Memphis (12-1) 82 16

Others receiving votes: Michigan (42), Boise State (17), Iowa (8).

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