GRAPEVINE, Texas (WAFB) - LSU has moved up to the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings after its 46-41 win over Alabama.
The Tigers (9-0, 5-0 SEC) were listed at No. 2 when the initial rankings were released on Nov. 5. This is the first time LSU has been ranked No. 1 in the six-year history of the College Football Playoff. More than 16 million viewers saw the Tigers take down the Tide. The LSU-Alabama game was the most-watched regular season college football game in eight years.
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LSU is also ranked No. 1 in both the AP and Coaches polls. The Tigers garnered 54 first-place votes in the AP poll and 55 first-place votes in the Coaches poll.
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee is made of 13 members who rank teams based on performance on the field, strength of schedule, head-to-head results, and more. The committee releases the rankings of its top 25 teams but only the top four make the playoff. The committee comes up with its own rankings independent of the two major college football polls, the AP and the Coaches.