By Harry Allison

The first official ranking of the College Football Playoff committee came in last night, and there were few surprises:

Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame are the Top 4, undefeated Central Florida, which plays Temple this weekend, is No. 12 and Penn State is No. 14.

The top four teams in final rankings on Dec. 2 will play in the semifinals. Those two games will be at in the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29.

The championship game will be played on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, Calif,, at Levi’s Stadium.

College Football Playoff committee Top 25

1. Alabama (8-0)
2. Clemson (8-0)
3. Louisiana State (7-1)
4. Notre Dame (8-0)
5. Michigan  (7-1)
6. Georgia  (7-1)
7. Oklahoma  (7-1)
8. Washington State (7-1)
9. Kentucky (7-1)
10. Ohio State  (7-1) 
11. Florida (6-2)
12. Central Florida (7-0)
13. West Virginia (6-1) 
14. Penn State (6-2)
15. Utah (6-2)
16. Iowa (6-2
17. Texas (6-2) 
18. Mississippi State (5-3)
19. Syracuse (6-2)
20. Texas A&M (5-3)
21. North Carolina State (5-2)
22. Boston College (6-2)
23. Fresno State (7-1)
24. Iowa State (4-3)
25. Virginia (6-2)