(WXYZ) — The initial College Football Playoff rankings are out and Michigan State is in the hunt.
The 8-0 Spartans are ranked third coming off their win against Michigan. However, don't count out the Wolverines yet. They are ranked 7th.
Georgia is ranked number 1. The Bulldogs are followed by the Alabama Crimson Tide, then the Spartans. The Oregon Ducks fill out the top four.
Ohio State is just on the outside looking in, with the Buckeyes sitting at number 5.
The first round of the College Football playoff will be held on December 31 at the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas, and the Orange Bowl in Miami Gardens, Florida. The National Championship will then be held in Indianapolis on January 10.