The College Football Playoff selection committee didn't have any major surprises at the top of its first rankings.
Alabama is No. 1, followed by Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame. No. 5 Michigan would be the first team out, with Georgia and Oklahoma next.
The Florida Gators start at No. 11. That's their highest position by the CFP committee since the first rankings in 2016.
UCF is one spot below the Gators, at No. 12. That's six spots higher than where the Knights were in the first set of rankings last year, en route to their perfect season.
Washington State looks like the Pac-12's best shot at making the playoff. The 7-1 Cougars are eighth. No. 15 Utah is the league's only other ranked team.
Kentucky is No. 9, with Ohio State rounding out the top 10. Jimbo Fisher's Texas A&M Aggies are 20th. UCF and No. 23 Fresno State are the only Group of Five representatives in the rankings.
The full rankings, announced Tuesday on ESPN:
4. Notre Dame
8. Washington State
10. Ohio State
13. West Virginia
14. Penn State
18. Mississippi State
20. Texas A&M
21. North Carolina State
22. Boston College
23. Fresno State
24. Iowa State