clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Ohio State plummets to No. 13 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

The Buckeyes are out of the hunt after the blowout loss to Iowa.


To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Ohio State Buckeyes have fallen out of any sort of realistic contention for a spot in this year's College Football Playoff. The blowout loss to Iowa last Saturday ruined the hopes of the Buckeyes, though they'll still be vying for a berth in a prestige bowl game during the final three games of the regular season. The second College Football Playoff rankings have Ohio State sitting at No. 13—one spot behind this weekend’s opponent, Michigan State.

The current top four are Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson. Just behind them, on the outside looking in, are Oklahoma at No. 5 and TCU at No. 6.

There's still a lot of football left to play, and we could easily see a few more major shakeups in the rankings as we hit the home stretch. Rivalry Week alone poses all sorts of questions—what happens to Alabama if they lose to Auburn in the Iron Bowl? Can Notre Dame avoid stumbles against Miami (No. 7) and Navy before taking on Stanford?

We don't have any answers yet. But we do have the full rankings, per


Rank Team Record Conference
Rank Team Record Conference
1 Georgia 9-0 SEC
2 Alabama 9-0 SEC
3 Notre Dame 8-1 Independent
4 Clemson 8-1 ACC
5 Oklahoma 8-1 Big 12
6 TCU 8-1 Big 12
7 Miami 8-0 ACC
8 Wisconsin 9-0 Big Ten
9 Washington 8-1 Pac-12
10 Auburn 7-2 SEC
11 USC 8-2 Pac-12
12 Michigan State 7-2 Big Ten
13 Ohio State 7-2 Big Ten
14 Penn State 7-2 Big Ten
15 Oklahoma State 7-2 Big 12
16 Mississippi State 7-2 SEC
17 Virginia Tech 7-2 ACC
18 UCF 8-0 AAC
19 Washington State 8-2 Pac-12
20 Iowa 6-3 Big Ten
21 Iowa State 6-3 Big 12
22 Memphis 8-1 AAC
23 NC State 6-3 ACC
24 LSU 6-3 SEC
25 Northwestern 6-3 Big Ten