Kansas State ranked 16th in first Playoff Polls

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 48-41. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - In the first College Football Playoff polls released earlier Tuesday, Kansas State came ranked at number 16. The Wildcats are 6-2 on the season. The Big 12 has four teams ranked in these polls (No. 9 Oklahoma, No. 12 Baylor, No. 16 KSU and No. 23 Oklahoma State).

The top four teams in this poll make it into the College Football Playoffs.

Ohio State is the top team in the first College Football Playoffs rankings of the season.

LSU, Alabama and Penn State round out the top four as chosen by the 13-person selection committee that will release four more sets of rankings before the final one comes out on Dec. 8.

The top four in the selection committee's initial rankings have never all reached the semifinals in the playoff's five-year history.

Defending-champion Clemson is fifth, followed by Georgia, Oregon and Utah. Oklahoma and Florida round out the top 10.