Not much changed at the top of the College Football Playoff Rankings as no top-10 team fell over the weekend, and Ohio State's ranking remained unchanged as the Buckeyes remained at No. 10 following a 26-6 win over Michigan State.
The top-four remained unchanged with Alabama remaining the top team in the rankings followed by No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Michigan. In fact, for the first-time in the history of the College Football Playoff Rankings, the entire top-10 remained exactly the same.
Northwestern cracked the top-25 for the first time this year, checking in at No. 22. The Wildcats clinched the Big Ten West division title with a win over Iowa this weekend and will face the Big Ten East Champion in the Big Ten Championship Game.
Two other Big Ten teams cracked the top-25 this week with Penn State coming in at No. 14 and Michigan once again cracking the top six.
|Rank #||Team||Record||KEY GAMES|
|2||CLEMSON||10-0||SOUTH CAROLINA (11/24)|
|3||NOTRE DAME||10-0||#13 SYRACUSE (11/17), @ USC (11/24)|
|4||MICHIGAN||9-1||@ #10 OHIO STATE (11/24)|
|5||GEORGIA||9-1||GEORGIA TECH (11/24)|
|6||OKLAHOMA||9-1||@ #9 WEST VIRGINIA (11/23)|
|7||LSU||8-2||@ TEXAS A&M (11/24)|
|8||WASHINGTON STATE||9-1||#18 WASHINGTON (11/23)|
|9||WEST VIRGINIA||8-1||@ OKLAHOMA STATE (11/17), #6 OKLAHOMA (11/24)|
|10||OHIO STATE||9-1||#4 MICHIGAN (11/24)|
|11||UCF||9-0||#24 CINCINNATI (11/17), @ SOUTH FLORIDA (11/24)|
|12||SYRACUSE||8-2||#3 NOTRE DAME (11/17), @ #20 BOSTON COLLEGE (11/24)|
|13||FLORIDA||7-3||FLORIDA STATE (11/24)|
|14||PENN STATE||7-2||MARYLAND (11/24)|
|15||TEXAS||7-3||#16 IOWA STATE (11/17)|
|16||IOWA STATE||7-3||@ #15 TEXAS (11/17)|
|17||KENTUCKY||7-3||@ LOUISVILLE (11/24)|
|18||WASHINGTON||7-3||@ #8 WASHINGTON STATE (11/23)|
|19||UTAH||7-3||@ COLORADO (11/17)|
|20||BOSTON COLLEGE||7-3||#12 SYRACUSE (11/24)|
|21||MISSISSIPPI STATE||6-4||@ OLE MISS (11/24)|
|22||NORTHWESTERN||6-4||BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (12/1)|
|23||UTAH STATE||9-1||@ #25 BOISE STATE (11/24)|
|24||CINCINNATI||9-1||@ #11 UCF (11/24)|
|25||BOISE STATE||8-2||#23 UTAH STATE (11/24)|