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Michigan at No. 3, Western Michigan at No. 23 in first College Football Playoff rankings

Posted at 7:14 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 12:30:12-04

The Michigan Wolverines are ranked at No. 3 and the Western Michigan Broncos are ranked at No. 23 in the first College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday.

Those rankings mean Michigan (8-0) would make the College Football Playoff if the season ended today. Western Michigan (8-0) would also be in the running for a New Year's Six bowl game.

Michigan would take on No. 2 Clemson in either the Peach Bowl or Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31.

The entire top 25 is below.

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Michigan
  4. Texas A&M
  5. Washington
  6. Ohio State
  7. Louisville
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Auburn
  10. Nebraska
  11. Florida
  12. Penn State
  13. LSU
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Colorado
  16. Utah
  17. Baylor
  18. Oklahoma State
  19. Virginia Tech
  20. West Virginia
  21. North Carolina
  22. Florida State
  23. Western Michigan
  24. Boise State
  25. Washington State