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Initial 2018 CFP: Top 25 Released

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The initial College Football Playoff: Top 25 came out on Tuesday night. The Alabama Crimson Tide is the No. 1 team in the ranking.

The Tide — the reigning College Football Playoff National Champion — has been the No. 1 all season before the rankings, as they are 8-0 and dominated all their opponents thus far. They will face their toughest test of the season on Saturday.

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa attempts a pass against the Missouri Tigers
Tua Tagovailoa attempting a pass against the Missouri Tigers (Getty Images)

Alabama travels to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to face No. 3 LSU Tigers for Saturday night’s nationally televised game. CBS will have the game at 8 pm.

The Clemson Tigers are the No. 2 ranked team. They are also 8-0. The Tigers have been in every rankings since 2015.

The Tigers have a challenge from the Louisville Cardinals at home on Saturday. The 8-0 Clemson team faces the 2-6 Cardinals at noon.

As aforementioned, the LSU Tigers are the No. 3 team in the rankings. They are the only team in the top four, who has suffered a loss.

The Tigers were defeated on October6 by The Florida Gators.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are the No. 4 team in the rankings. The Irish are 8-0.

Notre Dame is on the rod Saturday night. They travel to Evanston, Illinois, as they face the Northwestern Wildcats.

The home team brings a 5-3 record into the contest.

The Michigan Wolverines — who lost to the Irish in the season-opener — are the No. 5 team in the rankings. The Wolverines are 7-1.

Michigan has a big challenge at home this Saturday afternoon. No. 14 Penn State (6-2) travels to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the game.

The No. 6 team is the George Bulldogs. The No. 3 Tigers blew out the Bulldogs, 36-16, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on October 13th.

The Bulldogs have a tough test on the road. They travel to Lexington, Kentucky to face No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday at 3:30 pm in a match up of 7-1 teams.

Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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