Michigan’s loss to Ohio State created a little bit of shakeup in the College Football Playoff rankings ahead of this weekend’s conference championship games.
The Wolverines, which were ranked No. 3 in the CFP, dropped to No. 5 and find themselves needing some help to get back into the top four. Alabama remained No. 1, the Buckeyes No. 2, Clemson No. 3 and Washington moved up a spot for No. 4.
Alabama, Clemson and Washington all play in conference championships this weekend. Ohio State will not play in its championship thanks to a loss to Penn State earlier in the year. The No. 7 Nittany Lions will be the East Division representative against No. 6 Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game on Saturday. However, Ohio State already has asserted that it still should make the playoff despite not playing on championship weekend. The Buckeyes are one of just five teams with one or fewer losses in the Top 25. However, no non-conference champion has ever played in the CFP.Read More »from Michigan on the outside looking in as four Big Ten teams fight for the CFP