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Oklahoma State Ranked No. 19 in College Football Playoff Rankings

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Oklahoma State is No. 19 in the College Football Playoff Rankings headed into the bowl game, which will be determined shortly. It’s the same spot OSU has held down following its loss to Kansas State.

The real drama came earlier on Sunday morning. In a stunning twist of events, the College Football Playoff committee tabbed Alabama — not Big Ten champion Ohio State — as the fourth and final playoff team, despite the Crimson Tide not participating in a championship game on Saturday.

So the top four, in order, are Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama. No. 1 Clemson will face No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 at 7:45 p.m., and No. 2 Oklahoma will face No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 at 4 p.m.

“We went with a one-loss Alabama team, losing in the final game to the No. 7 team in Auburn,” Hocutt explained. “More damaging was the 31-point loss [Ohio State suffered] to Iowa. The selection committee just favored the full body of work from Alabama.”

The full top 25 is now out and, by the looks of it, OSU will face Virginia Tech in the Camping World Bowl, as Notre Dame appears to be headed to the Citrus to face LSU.

Here’s a look at the final rankings.

Team Record
1. Clemson 12-1
2. Oklahoma 12-1
3. Georgia 12-1
4. Alabama 11-1
5. Ohio State 11-2
6. Wisconsin 12-1
7. Auburn 10-3
8. USC 11-2
9. Penn State 10-2
10. Miami 10-2
11. Washington 10-2
12. UCF 12-0
13. Stanford 9-4
14. Notre Dame 9-3
15. TCU 10-3
16. Michigan State 9-3
17. LSU 9-3
18. Washington State 9-3
19. Oklahoma State 9-3
20. Memphis 10-2
21. Northwestern 9-3
22. Virginia Tech 9-3
23. Mississippi State 8-4
24. NC State 8-4
25. Boise State 10-3

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