The College Football Playoff issued its final rankings Sunday morning, naming the top four teams that will vie for the national championship.
No surprise that undefeated Alabama retained the No. 1 spot.
No mystery about No. 2 Clemson — which clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference title Saturday — or No. 3 Ohio State, a selection committee favorite in recent weeks.
The big question surrounded the No. 4 spot, where Washington edged out No. 5 Penn State and No. 6 Michigan.
The Huskies had only one loss and a Pac-12 crown, but faced questions about their strength of schedule.
Penn State had two losses, but captured the Big 10 title with a...