The Buckeyes are no longer the top team in the eyes of the committee.
Ohio State drops to No. 2 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings this week as LSU has leapfrogged the Buckeyes after a win over Alabama, moving into the No. 1 spot.
The top-four is rounded out by No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia with No. 5 Alabama and No. 6 Oregon following close behind.
This marks the first time in the history of the College Football Playoff where the No. 1 team has won but fallen out of the top spot.
The Buckeyes will have a chance to improve their playoff resume in the coming weeks and potentially retake the No.1 spot with upcoming matchups against No. 9 Penn State and No. 15 Michigan. Meanwhile, LSU has no remaining regular season games against ranked opponents.
So far this season, Ohio State has beaten two opponents ranked in the current College Football Playoff top-25: No. 17 Cincinnati and No. 14 Wisconsin.
Here are the complete rankings:
|2||OHIO STATE||BIG TEN||9-0|
|9||PENN STATE||BIG TEN||8-1|
|21||BOISE STATE||MOUNTAIN WEST||8-1|
|22||OKLAHOMA STATE||BIG 12||6-3|
|24||KANSAS STATE||BIG 12||6-3|
|25||APPALACHIAN STATE||SUN BELT||8-1|