On Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff selection committee released its initial rankings, exactly 33 days ahead of when it will announce who makes the final cut to play in this year’s College Football Playoff.
This year’s College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will feature either No. 1 vs. No. 4 or No. 2 vs. No. 3. If the current rankings remain intact, the matchup on Dec. 28 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium could be either No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 4 Penn State or No. 2 LSU vs. No. 3 Alabama.
Considering LSU and Alabama will face off this weekend in Tuscaloosa and Ohio State is scheduled to meet Penn State in Columbus on Nov. 23, these rankings are far from final. There will definitely be several shake-ups over the final month of the season, but here are the teams currently on the radar to make a trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: