BY TYLER BYRUM

Navy jumped into the latest College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night.

The team is ranked No. 25 after the Midshipmen's dominant 66-31 win over East Carolina this past weekend, extending the team's winning streak to three games. With the win, Navy (8-2, 6-1 AAC) won the AAC West Division title and will compete in the AAC Championship the first weekend of December. 

The Midshipmen were not ranked in either the lastest AP poll or the USA Today coaches poll released Sunday. This is Navy's first appearance in the College Football Playoff Rankings this season. 

Navy has two regular-season games remaining on their schedule, against SMU on Nov. 26 and Army on Dec. 12. The AAC Championship will be on Dec. 3, where Navy will either take on South Florida or Temple. 

The top four in the playoff rankings have remained the same this week with all four teams emerging victorious this past weekend. Alabama came in at No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson.

Virginia Tech was ranked in the first two College Football Playoff rankings but dropped out of it last week.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

3. Michigan

4. Clemson

5. Washington

6. Wisconsin

7. Penn State

8. Oklahoma

9. Colorado

10. Oklahoma State 

11. Louisville

12. USC

13. Auburn

14. Florida State

15. Florida 

16. Nebraska

17. Tennessee

18. West Virginia

19. Boise State

20. Houston 

21. Western Michigan

22. Utah

23. Washington State

24. Stanford

25. Navy

MORE NCAA: COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PROJECTION (UPDATED 11/21/2016)