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Full College Football Playoff Rankings and New Years 6 Bowl Games Released--Minnesota back to #25!

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Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Full College Football Playoff Rankings were announced along with the New Years Day 6 Bowl games.

The Gophers moved back to #25 in the final rankings after being dropped out a week ago.

gophers #25 final 2014

The full rankings summary is below:

Playoff AP Coaches Massey computer composite
1 Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama
2 Oregon Florida State Florida State Oregon
3 Florida State Oregon Oregon TCU
4 Ohio State Baylor Ohio State Ohio State
5 Baylor Ohio State Baylor Florida State
6 TCU TCU TCU Baylor
7 Mississippi State Michigan State Michigan State Ole Miss
8 Michigan State Mississippi State Mississippi State Mississippi State
9 Ole Miss Ole Miss Georgia Tech Michigan State
10 Arizona Georgia Tech Kansas State Georgia
11 Kansas State Kansas State Arizona Auburn
12 Georgia Tech Arizona Ole Miss Kansas State
13 Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Tech
14 UCLA UCLA Missouri UCLA
15 Arizona State Arizona State UCLA Wisconsin
16 Missouri Missouri Arizona State Missouri
17 Clemson Wisconsin Wisconsin Arizona
18 Wisconsin Clemson Clemson LSU
19 Auburn Auburn Auburn Oklahoma
20 Boise State Louisville Louisville Clemson
21 Louisville Boise State Boise State Arizona State
22 Utah LSU Nebraska Boise State
23 LSU Utah LSU USC
24 USC USC Oklahoma Louisville
25 Minnesota Nebraska Utah Nebraska
For more on the rankings, visit SBNation.com

However the major development that helps the Gophers out is that Mississippi State moved up to #7, while Michigan State remained at #8.   Due to this, Mississippi State will go to the Orange Bowl, the ACC will NOT take the B1G slot in the Citrus Bowl, and most likely the Gophers will be going to their first New Years Day Bowl since 1962!

The New Years Six Bowls are:

Orange Bowl: # 7 Mississippi State vs # 12 Georgia Tech

Peach Bowl: #9 Mississippi vs #6 TCU

Fiesta Bowl: #20 Boise State vs # 10 Arizona

Cotton Bowl: #8 Michigan State vs #5 Baylor

Wow...those are some great games.

Again...the highlight of this means the Big Ten will have two New Years Day Bowl slots this year--The Outback and the Citrus.  Thus most likely the Gophers will get one and will play on New Years Day for the first time since 1962!

Stay tuned.  We will have a post of the official announcement as soon as it comes!