By Harry Allison

There’s no way that 8-3 Penn State will play for the national championship:

Too many losses, don’t you know.

But the Nits have moved up 1o 12th in the College Football Playoff rankings.

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, California, at Levi’s Stadium.

College Football Playoff committee top 25

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