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Ohio State Holds Steady At Fourth In College Football Playoffs

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Brynn Anderson

Ohio State was still ranked number four in the latest college football playoff rankings released Tuesday night. The top four teams at the end of the season make the playoff.

For the third straight week, Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State held on to the top four spots in the College Football Playoff rankings.

The selection committee’s second-from-last rankings had only a little movement in the top 10. Texas A&M is still fifth and Florida held at sixth. Iowa State moved up a couple of spots to seventh after earning a spot in the Big 12 title game.

Cincinnati slipped a spot to eighth after an idle week because of COVID-19 issues in the program.

Tuesday's cancellation of the Ohio State-Michigan game means the Buckeyes will not meet the number of qualifying games to be eligible for the Big Ten championship game. The conference is considering changing those rules during a meeting of athletic directors on Wednesday.

Ohio State is the Big Ten's only shot at a national title, but is in danger of being left out of the playoff if they don't play more games.