Bowl season continues today, with the New Year's Six games resuming tomorrow. The national title game is in one week.
ESPN has updated its Football Power Index top 25. You can see the new rankings below.
Here's what the top 25 looks like after the College Football Playoff semifinals and before the other major bowls.
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Penn State
- Mississippi State
- West Virginia
- Texas A&M
- Washington State
- Fresno State
- Utah State
- NC State
Being third in these rankings is a hollow reward for Georgia, who many feel should have been in the playoff instead of Oklahoma or Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish fell all the way to No. 7 after losing to Clemson in the CFP semifinals.
Michigan remains at No. 6 even after losing the Peach Bowl, which seems kind of curious. Other than that, these rankings are pretty par for the course.
ESPN’s full FPI can be found here.