Two human polls and a committee's selections comprised the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football rankings, in addition to various publications' preseason polls. Unlike most sports, college football's governing body, the NCAA, does not This was the third season of the four-team College Football Playoff system Preseason #1 : Alabama. See what's changed in the latest college football rankings. All; FBS; FCS; Div II; Div III . It raised more than a few eyebrows when the College Football Playoff committee ranked the Aggies fourth in its first 9 in the Week 11 rankings, and considering their 1 -2 start, they have to be quite pleased. RANK, SCHOOL, RECORD, PREVIOUS. 1, Alabama, , 1. 2, Clemson, 1, 3. 3, Ohio State, 1, 2. 4, Washington, 1, 4. 5, Penn State.