In the first of many College Football Playoff rankings to come, the Wisconsin Badgers are as high as they have ever been since the CFB Playoff started, coming in at No. 8.

The Big Ten was represented well with four teams in the top ten and five in the top 12. Penn State was a surprise as they opened up at the #12 spot in the first rankings. Texas A&M’s ranking at No. 4 is not a good sign for the Badgers at this point, but still play mutual opponent LSU.

Wisconsin takes on Northwestern on Saturday in Evanston at 11:00am CT.

The full top 25:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Michigan
  4. Texas A&M
  5. Washington
  6. Ohio State
  7. Louisville
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Auburn
  10. Nebraska
  11. Florida
  12. Penn State
  13. LSU
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Colorado
  16. Utah
  17. Baylor
  18. Oklahoma State
  19. Virginia Tech
  20. West Virginia
  21. North Carolina
  22. Florida State
  23. Western Michigan
  24. Boise State
  25. Washington State