(AP) -- Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.
The first of seven Top 25 rankings done by a 12-member selection committee was released Tuesday night. The selection committee will pick the four teams to play in the national semifinals and set the matchups for other four marquee New Year's Day bowls that are part of the playoff rotation.
Oregon was fifth and Alabama was sixth.
The final rankings will be released Dec. 7, the day after the most of the conference championships are decided.