College Football Playoff trophy Jan 10, 2023; Los Angeles, CA, USA; The College Football Playoff National Championship trophy at CFP Champions press conference at Los Angeles Airport Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday ahead of Conference Championship Week, and there was some significant movement that certainly got the attention of the college football world.

Week 13 featured a massive domino that fell thanks to the matchup between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines.

The Wolverines won that matchup 30-24, which led to Ohio State unsurprisingly shooting down the CFP rankings in Week 14.

The top four of the CFP rankings on Tuesday consisted of the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs, the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines, the No. 3 Washington Huskies, and the No. 4 Florida State Seminoles.

This isn’t exactly surprising considering these four teams are all undefeated. The real question is, where did Ohio State fall to after their close loss to Michigan?

Well, they slotted in pretty favorably within the one-loss contenders bidding for a CFP spot. The Oregon Ducks came in at No. 5, followed by the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Texas Longhorns, and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Ohio State’s No. 6 spot sparked some debate on social media amongst Oregon, Ohio State, Texas, and Alabama fans.

Considering Ohio State’s only loss on the year comes at the hands of an elite team like Michigan, this spot for the Buckeyes feels just about right. You could even argue that they should be ranked at No. 5 over Oregon.

Regardless, the Buckeyes will need a ton of help to receive a CFP spot. Every other team listed in the top 8 has a chance to solidify their argument for a playoff spot in their respective  Conference Championship game.


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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.