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Why Alabama should be No. 1 in the College Football Playoff

The Clemson Tigers are the only undefeated FBS team. They came into this past weekend ranked first in the College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings and notched a 45-37 victory over North Carolina in the ACC championship game.

So they should be ranked first in the CFP seedings as well, correct?

Nope.

The CFP committee has made it clear that win-loss records are not as important as how well the team is playing at that particular moment.

Using that factor as a barometer, the Alabama Crimson Tide should be ranked first in the CFP seedings.

Here's why:

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