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First College Football Playoff rankings of season released, Michigan at No. 14

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The first CFP ranking has been revealed.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Maryland Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The College Football Playoff committee released their first rankings tonight with the Ohio State Buckeyes listed as the No. 1 team in the country. They were followed by No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Penn State. The second and third-ranked teams in the country meet this weekend.

Clemson and Georgia were ranked No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.

Michigan is at a familiar spot that also is where they are ranked in the AP poll.

Big Ten in the first CFP rankings:

No. 1 Ohio State

No. 4 Penn State

No. 13 Wisconsin

No. 14 Michigan

No. 16 Minnesota

No. 18 Iowa

The AP and Coaches polls are somewhat useful, but once the College Football Playoff rankings are released, that is the only one that matters moving forward. Here is a breakdown of how Michigan has performed under Jim Harbaugh.

This month, all the dust will settle with several marquee matchups that will decide each conference championship and makes the cut of the top four teams to play for the National Championship.

What do you think about the first rankings, especially where Michigan is ranked with the College Football Playoff committee?