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Predicting What The Final College Football Playoff Rankings Will Look Like

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It's here - almost. 

We're hours away from finding out which teams will play for the college football national championship. The 2015 College Football Playoff field is set to be unveiled on ESPN at 12:30 p.m. E.T. The rest of the rankings will be released then, too. 

You, die-hard college football fan, certainly don't want to wait until then to find out what the rankings will look like. 

So, here you go. 

Predicting what the final College Football Playoff Rankings will look like: 

10. TCU 

The Horned Frogs were off this weekend, but they jump into the top 10 thanks to a loss by North Carolina. TCU finishes the year 10-2, a respectable year, but it's a disappointing one. Gary Patterson's team entered 2015 with a top-three ranking and national title hopes. 

9. Florida State 

Next year could be the year for the Seminoles, if they can find a quarterback. Few, if any, college football teams will be more talented than Florida State in 2016. Much of that talent will now be experienced, too. 

8. Notre Dame 

The Fighting Irish hold serve in the No. 8 spot. Notre Dame heads into bowl season at 10-2 and will get a New Year's Six berth. A Fiesta Bowl matchup against Ohio State is probably what most Fighting Irish fans (and players) are hoping for. 

7. Ohio State 

A disappointing season for the Buckeyes ends with a disappointing final Saturday, as Urban Meyer's team didn't get any help and misses the playoff. There's still a chance to finish the season on a really high note, though, as OSU seems to be Rose Bowl or Fiesta Bowl bound. A matchup against Houston and former assistant Tom Herman in the Fiesta Bowl is extremely appealing. 

6. Stanford

The Cardinal had a very good Saturday, beating USC to win the Pac-12, but it won't be enough, as their early-season loss to Northwestern will prove to be extremely costly. If Stanford wins that game, the first of the season, it's in the College Football Playoff, and either the Big Ten or Big 12 gets left out. 

5. Iowa 

All season, people wondered if the undefeated Hawkeyes were legit. Well, they are. Iowa didn't win the Big Ten, as it fell to Michigan State in the league championship game, but it proved how good of a team it is in the process. If not for an incredible effort by Michigan State's offensive line - and L.J. Scott - the Hawkeyes are still undefeated and headed to the College Football Playoff. 

Now, the College Football Playoff field...

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4. Oklahoma

The Sooners (11-1) drop as a result of not having a conference championship game, as the three teams ahead of them all had impressive performances Saturday to win their leagues. 

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Still, Oklahoma is playing as well as anyone, and, much like Ohio State last season, could easily win it all as the No. 4 seed. No one had a better November than Bob Stoops' team and if it plays on Dec. 31 like it did then, it'll be headed to the national title game. Next: No. 3 ??? >>>3. Michigan StateConnor Cook came back to East Lansing, Mich. for his senior season for one reason: to win the Big Ten and make the College Football Playoff. Check. 

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Michigan State won a hell of a game against Iowa Saturday night, defeating the Hawkeyes, 16-13. That gives Cook what he wanted: a B1G championship and a shot at a national title.

Now, the Spartans' focus turns to the College Football Playoff (and the health of their quarterback). If Cook's shoulder looks as hurt as it did against Iowa, it's tough to imagine MSU doing anything in the playoff. If he gets healthy, though, this is a team that can win it all. 

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2. Alabama

For about two and a half quarters on Saturday, the Crimson Tide didn't look very good. Then, they turned it on, easily beating Florida in the SEC Championship Game. 

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When Alabama plays like it did in the second half against the Gators, no one in the sport is better. That Crimson Tide team will need to show up for four quarters in the College Football Playoff. They're in it, though, and have a chance to give Nick Saban his fifth national championship. Saban said Saturday he wants this team to win it all more than any other he's coached. Next: No. 1 ??? >>>1. ClemsonIt got a little dicey at the end, but the Tigers finished Saturday undefeated, ACC champions. Clemson held off North Carolina in the league championship game to secure the College Football Playoff berth. 

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The No. 1 seed is very deserving, too. Clemson's 13-0 with wins against Notre Dame, Florida State and UNC, all top 15 teams. 

Will the top seed result in a national title for Dabo Swinney and Co.? 

We can't wait to find out. 

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