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Buckeyes drop seven spots in playoff ranking

Published: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 7:24 PM
By: David Jablonski

The Big Ten took a big hit in the second week of the College Football Playoff rankings, which were announced Tuesday night.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (7-2, 5-1) dropped from No. 6 to No. 13 after losing 55-24 at Iowa. Penn State (7-2, 4-2) fell from No. 7 to No. 14 after losing 27-24 at Michigan State (7-2, 5-1).

Penn State’s loss was Michigan State’s gain. The Spartans climbed from No. 24 to No. 12. Ohio State hosts Michigan State on Saturday.

Wisconsin (9-0, 6-0) has the best playoff hopes of any Big Ten team, though it lacks a signature victory. The Badgers climbed one spot to No. 8.

After beating Ohio State, Iowa (6-3, 3-3) moved into the top 25 at No. 20.

The top four teams remained unchanged: No. 1 Georgia; No. 2 Alabama; No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Clemson. Oklahoma stayed at No. 5. TCU moved from No. 8 to No. 6.