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College Football Playoff Rankings 2016: WSU checks in at No. 25 in first poll of the season

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Fresh off their win against the Oregon St. Beavers and their first appearance in the AP and Coaches Poll, the Cougs have a number next to their name in the CFP.

Washington State v Arizona State Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

All your nervousness against the Oregon St. Beavers this past weekend comes with, as Ralphie’s dad once said, a major award.

Nope, it’s not a leg lamp. Lucky for you though, this one isn’t as frah-gee-lay.

In their first poll, the College Football Playoff pollsters have tabbed Washington State at No. 25 in the nation, just behind Boise State, which Wazzu narrowly lost to in September.

The Cougs currently sit at 6-2 on the season, including a perfect 5-0 record in Pac-12 play coming off the aforementioned close 35-31 win in Corvallis. Although the last few weeks have been single digits close for the Cougs, they started their league schedule with two dominating wins over the former powers of the North, 51-33 over the Oregon Ducks and 42-16 on the road against the Stanford Cardinal.

WSU will be at home this Saturday for an afternoon Dad’s Weekend match-up with the Arizona Wildcats.

The CFP put three other Pac-12 teams in the rankings, including the Washington Huskies who were jumped by a one-loss Texas A&M team for the No. 4 slot. The Dawgs sit at No. 5 in the initial rankings. The Colorado Buffaloes at No. 15 and Utah Utes at No. 16.

Alabama, Clemson and Michigan round out the rest of the all-important top four. The complete rankings can be found on ESPN.com.