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Ohio State Tops First College Football Playoff Rankings of 2019-20 Season

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26:  Quarterback Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes calls signals against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Wisconsin v Ohio State | Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

While most of us assumed we knew how the first college football playoff rankings would pan out, somehow the committee still found a way to surprise us.

The top-10 had several surprises, including back-to-back Pac-12 teams at No. 7 and No. 8. The true shocker, however, was at No. 5, with the defending champion Clemson Tigers currently sitting on the outside looking in due to their lackluster strength of schedule.

Penn State jumped the Tigers into the No. 4 spot, while No. 2 LSU and No. 3 Alabama will face off this Saturday in Tuscaloosa. This left the Ohio State Buckeyes, led by one Justin Fields, as the best team in the country per the committee.

LSU has a legitimate beef for the top spot given their strength of schedule. The Tigers have beaten the likes of Auburn, Texas and Florida.

Oklahoma sits at No. 9 in the country, which Sooners fans aren't too happy about due to the ranking of their only defeat of the season. Kansas State, which took down OU just weeks ago, is the 16th-best team in the country.

Odd are, most of these conflicts will work themselves out, but for now fanbases will run rampant with their own conclusions.