The Buckeyes are No. 1 once again.
Ohio State retakes the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings this week as the 28-17 win over Penn State was enough to vault the Buckeyes ahead of LSU.
The Buckeyes debuted at No. 1 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, but dropped down to No. 2 the following week after LSU's road victory over Alabama vaulted the Tigers into the top spot. This week, Ohio State reclaims the No. 1 ranking for the first time.
LSU falls to the No. 2 spot with Clemson and Georgia holding steady as the No. 3 and No. 4 teams. No. 5 Alabama and No. 6 Utah round out the top six.
The Buckeyes can add to their case for the top spot with a win over No. 13 Michigan this week, and can further bolster its playoff résumé with a win over either No. 8 Minnesota or No. 12 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game.
The full rankings:
|1||OHIO STATE||11-0||BIG TEN|
|10||PENN STATE||9-2||BIG TEN|
|20||BOISE STATE||10-1||MOUNTAIN WEST|
|21||OKLAHOMA STATE||8-3||BIG 12|
|23||IOWA STATE||7-4||BIG 12|
|25||APPALACHIAN STATE||10-1||SUN BELT|