The first Top 25 list of 2022 are here, as the College Football Playoff Selection Committee has made their choices known after the first nine weeks of the season.
While there are certain ties and traditions that contribute to bowl game selections (the highest-ranked Big Ten and Pac-12 teams in the CFP head to the Rose Bowl, as does the best Big 12 team to the Sugar Bowl), most of what happens from this committee will decide who plays where in both the College Football Playoff and the rest of the New Year’s Six bowl games.
The Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl will serve as the semifinals for 2022-23, with the Cotton, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Sugar Bowl making up the rest of the list.
Here is the complete Top 25 list of teams for November 1, the first rankings from the 2022 College Football Playoff Selection Committee.
2022 College Football Playoff Rankings as of November 1
2. Ohio State
11. Ole Miss
13. Kansas State
15. Penn State
17. North Carolina
18. Oklahoma State
21. Wake Forest
22. NC State
23. Oregon State