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College Football Playoff Rankings: Toledo comes in at 24

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The College Football Playoff committee has spoken with their first rankings of the year: Toledo comes in at 24.

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No. 20 Toledo Rockets (7-0, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) crack the College Football Playoff ranking with their hot start, coming in at 24. The Rockets are the first team from the MAC to make it into the CFP rankings since its birth last year.

The Rockets won 16-12 in their season opener (actual opener against Stony Brook was cancelled after one half of play) against a then-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks team. That is heavily argued to be the Rockets best win of the season, Arkansas currently sits at 4-4. Toledo's ranking in the twenties lines up with just about all other polls in rankings, sitting at 20 in both AP and Amway Coaches polls, 26 in the Massey ratings and 20 in the S&P ratings.

Toledo won over Iowa State in overtime 30-23, then followed up with a big 30-point blowout over Arkansas State in a rematch from last year's bowl game. After starting 4-0 playing weaker MAC teams, Toledo's about to go face off the really difficult part of their season with games against Northern Illinois, Central Michigan, Bowling Green and Western Michigan.

Rank CFP AP Coaches Massey S&P
1 Clemson Ohio State (39) Ohio State (48) Alabama Clemson
2 LSU Baylor (6) Baylor (9) Clemson Alabama
3 Ohio State Clemson (6) TCU (4) Ohio State Michigan
4 Alabama LSU (5) LSU (1) Baylor Ohio State
5 Notre Dame TCU (4) Clemson (2) TCU Baylor
6 Baylor Michigan State Michigan State LSU LSU
7 Michigan State Alabama (1) Alabama Florida TCU
8 TCU Notre Dame Stanford Notre Dame Oklahoma
9 Iowa Stanford Notre Dame Iowa Notre Dame
10 Florida Iowa Oklahoma State Michigan State Florida
11 Stanford Florida Iowa Oklahoma USC
12 Utah Oklahoma State Florida Stanford Ole Miss
13 Memphis Utah Oklahoma Oklahoma State West Virginia
14 Oklahoma State Oklahoma Utah Memphis Florida State
15 Oklahoma Memphis Florida State Ole Miss Wisconsin
16 Florida State Michigan Memphis Utah Iowa
17 Michigan Florida State Michigan Michigan Stanford
18 Ole Miss Houston Houston USC Washington
19 Texas A&M Ole Miss Ole Miss Mississippi State UCLA
20 Mississippi State Toledo Toledo Florida State Toledo
21 Northwestern North Carolina North Carolina Tennessee Mississippi State
22 Temple UCLA UCLA Texas A&M Tennessee
23 UCLA Temple Temple Wisconsin Michigan State
24 Toledo Mississippi State Texas A&M Houston Utah
25 Houston Texas A&M Mississippi State North Carolina Duke