The first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2021 season were released Tuesday night on ESPN.

Georgia came in at No. 1 as expected, followed by Alabama at No. 2, Michigan State at No. 3, Oregon at No. 4, Ohio State at No. 5, and Cincinnati (a Group of Five school) at No. 6. Oklahoma (9-0) is ranked No. 8.

The CFP selection committee’s placement of Alabama, Cincinnati, and Oklahoma drew plenty of reaction (even the ESPN analysts were pretty surprised at these rankings), as did UTSA (8-0) being completely left out of the top-25.

First, here’s a look at the CFP top-25:

And here’s a sampling of how the college football world reacted to the initial CFP rankings:

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