Iowa State ranked No. 15 in College Football Playoff

Jack Macdonald

On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff committee released it’s first ranking of the season. The College Football Playoff poll is the official poll that the NCAA uses to determine the four-team playoff. 

Iowa State came in at No. 15, the first time in program history that it has been ranked in the poll since the playoff system was incepted in 2014. The Cyclones are joined by fellow Big 12 schools Oklahoma, TCU and Oklahoma State in the top 25.

Iowa State defeated Oklahoma 38-31 on Oct. 7 and TCU 14-7 on Oct. 28. The Cyclones will matchup with Oklahoma State on Nov. 11, potentially playing for a spot in the Big 12 Championship title game. 

Georgia came in at No. 1, followed by Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Oklahoma. TCU, at No. 8, came in behind Ohio State and Penn State. Rounding out the top 10 is Wisconsin and Miami (Florida). 

Rounding out the top 15 is Oklahoma State, Washington, Virginia Tech, Auburn and Iowa State. 

The Cyclones will take on West Virginia this Saturday in Morgantown, West Virginia. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m.