Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks to pass the ball during the first half against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports LSU Tigers running back Leonard Fournette (7) before a game against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) celebrates touchdown against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Points Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (2) prior to the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports Joshua S. Kelly/Derick E. Hingle/Jim O'Connor/Marvin Gentry USA TODAY Sports
NEW YORK -- Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season.
Notre Dame was fifth and Baylor was sixth.
Clemson, LSU and Ohio State are among 11 unbeaten teams in FBS, nearly quadruple the number there was last season when the committee started ranking teams. Alabama and Notre Dame each have one loss.
Memphis was the highest-ranked team from a Group of Five conference at No. 13 on Tuesday night.
Last year the top four teams in the first playoff rankings were Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi. Only the Seminoles ended up reaching the playoff.
Ohio State, the eventual national champion, was 16th in the first rankings.
Here's the full list:
20. Mississippi State
19. Texas A&M
18. Ole Miss
16. Florida State
14. Oklahoma State
7. Michigan State
5. Notre Dame
3. Ohio State