RANK, SCHOOL, RECORD, PREVIOUS. 1, Alabama, , 1. 2, Clemson, , 3. 3, Ohio State, , 2. 4, Washington, , 4. 5, Penn State. The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released six sets of rankings in , starting Tuesday, November 1 and concluding RANK TEAM RECORD. Check out college football's playoff picture for Week 1. SOR: Strength of record - Reflects chance that an average Top 25 team would have team's record or.