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The one thing we know about the CFP rankings: they're going to change

A brief summation of the College Football Playoff in two short charts:

Teams

2014 Initial Ranking

2014 Final Ranking

Mississippi State

No. 1

No. 7

Florida State

No. 2

No. 3

Auburn

No. 3

No. 19

Ole Miss

No. 4

No. 9

Teams

2015 Initial Ranking

2015 Final Ranking

Clemson

No. 1

No. 1

LSU

No. 2

No. 20

Ohio State

No. 3

No. 7

Alabama

No. 4

No. 2

That said, here are this year's top four:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Michigan
  4. Texas A&M

For the record, here's the rest of the top 10:

5. Washington
6. Ohio State
7. Louisville
8. Wisconsin
9. Auburn
10. Nebraska

Two years into this grand experiment, we know at least two of the top four will fall out, and one of this group will probably move in:

and one of the top four will wind up among this group:

Who will rise and who will fall? It's impossible to say at this point. As Bill Connelly wrote for SB Nation two years ago, November is when the college football season truly starts.

So relax and remember that nothing the committee says until matters until Dec. 4. Settle in, pop a bag of popcorn and enjoy the ride for what it is.