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Buckeyes working back up the CFP Rankings

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The Buckeyes are moving back up after a win against Michigan State
Scott Stuart

The seesaw rankings of the Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff rankings continue to be in flux as the newest edition of the rankings have been released and Ohio State finds itself ranked No. 9 in the most current update to the poll that will determine the four participants vying for a National Championship.

The Buckeyes won their game last week against then ranked No. 12 Michigan State in cruising fashion by a 48-3 margin. The Buckeyes now are now the overwhelming favorites to win the Big Ten East and head to Indianapolis to face Wisconsin with the Big Ten title on the line.

Ohio State knows that it still has a chance to get into the playoff but the Buckeyes have to win their next three games and win them big to give the committee something to think about. It certainly would not hurt to see a team like Oklahoma lose a game while pulling for Alabama and Miami to win out and help clear the decks in the SEC and ACC.

Week one of the rankings saw the Buckeyes ranked No. 6 in the initial rankings before a loss at Iowa dropped the Buckeyes to No. 13 and seemingly out of playoff contention. But chaos ensued, as it always does and the Buckeyes moved up four spots because of it.

The Buckeyes have two games left this regular season with Illinois on Saturday and then a trip to Michigan to take on the No. 24 Wolverines. Ohio State's biggest rival will not have a cakewalk this week as they travel to Madison (Wis.) to take on the No. 5 Badgers.

If the Buckeyes win the Big Ten East, a date in Indy against the Badgers awaits them to start December in advance of the final rankings release on December 3rd, when only the top four spots matter.

CFP Rankings - Nov. 14th
Rank Team Remaining Games LW Rank

1.

Alabama

vs. Mercer, at Auburn

2

2.

Clemson

vs. Citadel, at South Carolina

4

3.

Miami

vs. Virginia, at Pitt

7

4.

Oklahoma

at Kansas, vs. West Virginia

5

5.

Wisconsin

vs. Michigan, at Minnesota

8

6.

Auburn

vs. UL Monroe, vs. Alabama

10

7.

Georgia

vs. Kentucky, at Georgia Tech

1

8.

Notre Dame

vs. Navy, at Stanford

3

9.

Ohio State

vs. Illinois, at Michigan

13

10.

Penn State

vs. Nebraska, at Maryland

14

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