SEC leads way with 6 teams in final CFP rankings

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With No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia leading the way, the SEC topped all conferences with six teams in the top 25 of the final College Football Playoff Rankings of 2021.

No. 8 Ole Miss, No. 21 Arkansas, No. 22 Kentucky, and No. 25 Texas A&M joined the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs, surpassing the four teams from both the Big Ten and ACC.

Rank Team Record
1 Alabama 12-1
2 Michigan 12-1
3 Georgia 12-1
4 Cincinnati 13-0
5 Notre Dame 11-1
6 Ohio State 10-2
7 Baylor 11-2
8 Ole Miss 10-2
9 Oklahoma State 11-2
10 Michigan State 10-2
11 Utah 10-3
12 Pitt 11-2
13 BYU 10-2
14 Oregon 10-3
15 Iowa 10-3
16 Oklahoma 10-2
17 Wake Forest 10-3
18 NC State 9-3
19 Clemson 9-3
20 Houston 11-2
21 Arkansas 8-4
22 Kentucky 9-3
23 Louisiana 12-1
24 San Diego State 11-2
25 Texas A&M 8-4

Michigan remained in the No. 2 spot heading into a blockbuster playoff matchup against Georgia, while No. 4 Cincinnati made history, becoming the first Group of 5 team to ever make the CFP semifinals.

The Pac-12 and ACC were both left without a program in the top 10, as No. 11 Utah and No. 12 Pitt led those conferences, respectively.

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