The College Football Playoff is set, with Alabama playing Ohio State and Oregon facing off against undefeated Florida State. But here at the College Football Vegas Rankings, we have different final four teams.
The CFB Vegas Rankings are the composite power ratings of a panel of professional handicappers and college football statisticians, including fellow Insider Phil Steele, Brian Edwards and Bruce Marshall of The Gold Sheet. The ratings are intended to weigh the relative strengths of the teams if they met on a neutral field and to be compared to the point spread on a given game.
For example, if Alabama and Florida State were to play on a neutral field this week, the Crimson Tide would be considered a six-point favorite by our ratings.
Here's a look at the 25 best teams in college football right now, according to Las Vegas:
College Football Vegas Rankings
1. Alabama Crimson Tide (Power rating: 50)
Alabama stays at the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff Rankings with its win over Missouri in the SEC championship. Alabama finishes the season 4-8-1 against the spread and is one of three teams in the SEC East to finish the regular season with an ATS record under .500. (Auburn and Texas A&M are the others.)
Previous rating: 50
2. Oregon Ducks (48.5)
The streak continued for Oregon this week after it beat Arizona in the Pac-12 championship game. Since losing to Arizona in Week 6, Oregon is 8-0 straight up and ATS, winning by an average of 26 points per game.
Previous rating: 47.5