College Football Playoff: Which Team is Your State Rooting For?

The College Football Playoff field and national semifinals are set. On Sunday, December 8, the selection committee announced its final rankings of the year with the LSU Tigers sitting in the top spot. The Ohio State Buckeyes sit behind at No. 2, while defending national champion Clemson checks in at No. 3 and Oklahoma sits at No. 4.

Ahead of the start of the playoff, an infographic has been released that shows which team is most commonly rooted for in each and every state.

The team at at compiled mentions from over 50,000 tweets to determine which opponent is most commonly preferred in every state. The date was compiled using trends software with direct access to geotagged Twitter data.

Which team is your state rooting for in the final four? Here is an infographic from
  • Oklahoma – 20 states
  • Ohio State – 19
  • LSU – 8
  • Clemson – 3

Where did your favorite team check in when the selection committee announced the final College Football Playoff rankings of the season?

A full look at the rankings for games played through December 7 can be seen below.

College Football Playoff Rankings

  1. LSU (13-0)
  2. Ohio State (13-0)
  3. Clemson (13-0)
  4. Oklahoma (12-1)
  5. Georgia (11-2)
  6. Oregon (11-2)
  7. Baylor (11-2)
  8. Wisconsin (10-3)
  9. Florida (10-2)
  10. Penn State (10-2)
  11. Utah (11-2)
  12. Auburn (9-3)
  13. Alabama (10-2)
  14. Michigan (9-3)
  15. Notre Dame (10-2)
  16. Iowa (9-3)
  17. Memphis (12-1)
  18. Minnesota (10-2)
  19. Boise State (12-1)
  20. Appalachian State (12-1)
  21. Cincinnati (10-3)
  22. USC (8-4)
  23. Navy (9-2)
  24. Virginia (9-4)
  25. Oklahoma State (8-4)

Did the selection committee get this week’s rankings correct? Sound off in the comments section below.

About the College Football Playoff: The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 seed vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and Capital One Orange Bowl. The College Football Playoff National Championship will be Monday, January 7, 2019, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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