||MSU, Ole Miss in College Football Playoff rankings
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Mississippi State is No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings while Ole Miss is No. 4.
Defending national champion Florida State is No. 2, while Auburn, which visits Ole Miss this weekend, is No. 3.
Oregon is No. 5 and Alabama is No. 6, giving the SEC four teams in the top six and three of the top four.
The first of seven Top 25 rankings done by a 12-member selection committee was released Tuesday night. The final rankings will be released Dec. 7, the day after the most of the conference championships are decided.
The top four teams in the final rankings will play in the semifinals on January 1, 2015, at the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl. The national championship game will be January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.