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Ohio State moves up to No. 6 in the College Football Playoff Rankings

Just one week left for the Buckeyes to make their playoff case.

Michigan v Ohio State Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Well, what a difference a week makes. Seven days ago, most of the college football world — including a lot of Buckeye Nation — seemed comfortable with Ohio State being jumped by the UCF Knights for ninth in the College Football Playoff rankings. However, seven days later, the Ohio State Buckeyes are up to No. 6 in the penultimate rankings with just the Big Ten Championship Game left on their schedule.

Unsurprisingly, the top three remained unchanged with No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, and No. 3 Notre Dame. However, the Georgia Bulldogs took the fourth spot following OSU’s demolition of former No. 4 Michigan.

Also ahead of the Buckeyes were the Oklahoma Sooners at No. 5. The assumption is that as long as both teams win their conference title games, and the Crimson Tide does the same, the selection committee will put either Oklahoma or Ohio State into the fourth spot in the playoff rotation.

Other B1G teams in the Top 25 include No. 7 Michigan, No. 12 Penn State, and OSU’s B1G Championship Game opponent No. 21 Northwestern.

Below are the full rankings from Tuesday’s unveil.

College Football Playoff Rankings (Nov. 24, 2018)

Rank Team
Rank Team
1 Alabama
2 Clemson
3 Notre Dame
4 Georgia
5 Oklahoma
6 Ohio State
7 Michigan
9 Florida
10 LSU
11 Washington
12 Penn State
13 Washington State
14 Texas
15 Kentucky
16 West Virginia
17 Utah
18 Mississippi State
19 Texas A&M
20 Syracuse
21 Northwestern
22 Boise State
23 Iowa State
24 Missouri
25 Fresno State

The final playoff and bowl positions will be announced on Sunday on ESPN’s selection show beginning at noon ET.