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Week 2 College Football Playoff Rankings
- Updated: November 8, 2016
The second edition of the College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday night. For the second week in a row, the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines stayed in the top 4. Meanwhile, the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes moved up one spot after their annihilation of the No. 19 Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Last week, the Big Ten earned four teams in the top 10. This week, they also garnered four teams. However, the Huskers dropped nine spots after their loss to the Buckeyes. The No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers held steady in their rise, while No. 10 Penn State joined the elite party Tuesday night.
There was a chance that Ohio State would move into the Final Four, but they were held off by the Washington Huskies. Currently, there are four undefeated teams in the College Football Playoff rankings top 4. However, a legitimate case can be made for the Buckeyes.
Their 62-3 win over Nebraska is one of the most impressive victories of all time. Unfortunately, the Buckeyes already have a loss to Penn State. Yet, the selection committee displayed a distrust for the Huskies last week. Although the undefeated Huskies were rolling, the Texas A&M Aggies earned a top 4 spot. Due to the Aggies’ loss on Saturday, there was a thought the Buckeyes could claim a College Football Playoff berth. Nope.
Currently, there are four undefeated teams and four two-loss teams in the top 10. Along with the Buckeyes, the No. 6 Louisville Cardinals have a single loss this season. Due to a plethora of two-loss teams vying for conference championships, there’s a real possibility of a huge shakeup in the final week of the College Football Playoff Rankings.
College Football Playoff Rankings
5. Ohio State
8. Texas A&M
10. Penn State
13. Oklahoma State
14. Virginia Tech
16. West Virginia
17. North Carolina
18. Florida State
21. Western Michigan
22. Boise State
23. Washington State
Harrison has covered NFL, NBA, and CBB in the past. Earlier in his career, he was a national college football writer and Team writer for Husker Corner. Harrison also created the college football "Treat 16 Power Poll" some years back when college coaches relied on the running game.
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