Ohio State still in top four of College Football Playoff poll
As long as Ohio State keeps winning, it isn’t leaving the top four. That much was made clear.
After another close win, the defending national champs came in at No. 3 in the latest College Football Playoff poll. The Buckeyes were surpassed by No. 2 Alabama, which took down LSU on Saturday, and still trail No. 1 Clemson.
The ranking came two days after the Buckeyes finally surrendered their No. 1 spot in the Associated Press poll. Still, Ohio State still controls its own destiny to make the final-four field.
The Buckeyes had plenty of B1G company in this week’s poll. The B1G actually had six teams make the top-25, which was more than any other conference.
Iowa, which is the last remaining B1G unbeaten besides Ohio State, moved up to No. 5. Michigan State suffered its first loss of the season, and as a result, fell out of the top 10. Michigan moved up to No. 14 after a convincing win against Rutgers while Northwestern came in at No. 18 and Wisconsin made the CFP top 25 for the first time this season.
The Buckeyes have a chance to set the FBS record for consecutive regular season conference wins on Saturday when they take on Illinois.