Michigan returns to the top 4 College Football Playoff rankings for the first time since 2016.  No.1 Alabama, No.2 Clemson, and No.3 Notre Dame remain aligned.

The Wolverines rolled No. 20 Penn State last week to move from No.5 to No.4 after the Tide shut out LSU (No.4).

“Their defense is extremely strong,” selection committee chairman Rob Mullens said of LSU still being ranked No. 7 despite having two losses. “Their two losses come against No. 1 Alabama, on the road to Florida.”

Therefore moving Notre Dame UP and Michigan IN.

According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, there is just a 9 percent chance that the top four teams in the CFP rankings will all win out.

Here is the full Preseason AP Top 25 College Football Playoff Rankings

1. Alabama (9-0)
2. Clemson (9-0)
3. Notre Dame (9-0)
4. Michigan (8-1)
5. Georgia (8-1)
6. Oklahoma (8-1)
7. LSU (7-2)
8. Washington State (8-1)
9. West Virginia (7-1)
10. Ohio State (8-1)
11. Kentucky (7-2)
12. UCF (8-0)
13. Syracuse (7-2)
14. NC State (6-2)
15. Florida (6-3)
16. Mississippi State (6-3)
17. Boston College (7-2)
18. Michigan State (6-3)
19. Texas (6-3)
20. Penn State (6-3)
21. Iowa (6-3)
22. Iowa State (5-3)
23. Fresno State (8-1)
24. Auburn (6-3)
25. Washington (7-3)