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College Football Playoff rankings: Ohio State remains at 6

After a lackluster win over Indiana, and a lack of upsets ahead of them, the Buckeyes stay at 6

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Ohio State may have won the Big Ten East title, but thanks to a lackluster win over a bad Indiana team, where the Buckeyes didn't truly pull away until the fourth quarter, and a lack of big upsets ahead of them, the Buckeyes remain at 6 in the latest playoff rankings. Baylor remains at 7.

The news is not unexpected, nor does it really damage Ohio State's playoff chances in a substantial way. Many of the teams ahead of Ohio State still play big games this week, from TCU tangling with Texas, Alabama and Auburn going at it in the Iron Bowl, Florida State facing a Florida team with nothing to lose and a defense that could make things interesting, and Mississippi State taking on Ole Miss, the lone top 10 team to lose last week. If the dominos fall the right way, and the Buckeyes take care of Michigan, they could still be in business.

Potential Big Ten title game opponents Wisconsin and Minnesota remain ranked, at 14 and 18 respectively, giving Ohio State a shot at one more quality win. Their best win of the season, Michigan State, is ranked at 10.

Here is the full table:

Rank Team Last week Week 13 result Toughest opponent left (per F/+) If the season ended today ...
1 Alabama (10-1) 1 Won 48-14 vs. Western Carolina Auburn Sugar Bowl vs. Mississippi State
2 Oregon (10-1) 2 Won 44-10 vs. Colorado Oregon State Rose Bowl vs. Florida State
3 Florida State (11-0) 3 Won 20-17 vs. Boston College Florida Rose Bowl vs. Oregon
4 Mississippi State (10-1) 4 Won 51-0 vs. Vanderbilt Ole Miss Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama
5 TCU (9-1) 5 Idle Texas New Year's bowl
6 Ohio State (10-1) 6 Won 42-27 vs. Indiana Michigan New Year's bowl
7 Baylor (9-1) 7 Won 49-28 vs. Oklahoma State Kansas State New Year's bowl
8 UCLA (8-3) 9 Won 38-20 vs. No. 19 USC Stanford New Year's bowl
9 Georgia (9-2) 10 Won 55-9 vs. Charleston Southern Georgia Tech Orange Bowl vs. Georgia Tech
10 Michigan State (9-2) 11 Won 45-3 vs. Rutgers Penn State New Year's bowl
11 Arizona (9-2) 15 Won 42-10 at No. 17 Utah Arizona State
12 Kansas State (9-2) 12 Won 26-20 at West Virginia Baylor
13 Arizona State (9-2) 13 Won 52-31 vs. Washington State Arizona
14 Wisconsin (8-2) 16 Won 59-24 vs. No. 16 Nebraska Minnesota
15 Auburn (8-3) 14 Won 31-7 vs. Samford Alabama
16 Georgia Tech (9-2) 18 Idle Georgia Orange Bowl vs. Georgia
17 Missouri (9-2) 20 Won 29-21 at Tennessee Arkansas
18 Minnesota (8-3) 25 Won 28-24 at No. 23 Nebraska Wisconsin
19 Ole Miss (8-3) 8 Lost 30-0 at Arkansas Mississippi State
20 Oklahoma (8-3) 21 Won 44-7 vs. Kansas Oklahoma State
21 Clemson (8-3) 22 Won 28-0 vs. Georgia State South Carolina
22 Louisville (8-3) 24 Won 31-28 at Notre Dame Kentucky
23 Boise State (9-2) NR Won 63-14 at Wyoming Utah State New Year's bowl
24 Marshall (11-0) NR Won 23-18 at UAB Western Kentucky
25 Utah (7-3) 17 Lost 42-10 vs. No. 15 Arizona Colorado