Buckeyes stay at No. 9 in playoff ranking

Ohio State plays Michigan in regular-season finale Saturday


The Ohio State Buckeyes will have to jump five teams in the next two weeks to land in the College Football Playoff for the third time in four seasons. In the fourth ranking released Tuesday, Ohio State (9-2) stayed at No. 9.

Alabama remains No. 1. Miami moved to No. 2. Clemson dropped from No. 2 to No. 3. Oklahoma stayed at No. 4. Just in front of Ohio State and outside the top four are: No. 5 Wisconsin, No. 6 Auburn, No. 7 Georgia and No. 8 Notre Dame.

THE RIVALRY: Five things to loveMeyer on this week’s game By the numbers

These are the games to watch this weekend for Ohio State fans hoping to see their team move up next week:

• Oklahoma (10-1) hosts West Virginia.

• Auburn (9-2) hosts Alabama (11-0).

• Miami (10-0) plays at Pittsburgh.

• Wisconsin (11-0) plays at Minnesota.

• Georgia (10-1) plays at Georgia Tech.

• Notre Dame (9-2) plays at No. 21 Stanford in its final regular-season game Saturday.

Ohio State ranked sixth in the first ranking, dropped to 13th after losing to Iowa and moved to ninth after beating Michigan State.

Ohio State plays Michigan at noon Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich., and will get one more chance to beat a ranked team when it plays Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game a week later in Indianapolis.

The rest of the rankings included: No. 10 Penn State; No. 11 Southern California; No. 12 TCU; No. 13 Washington State; No. 14 Mississippi State; No. 15 Central Florida; No. 16 Michigan State; No. 17 Washington; No. 18 LSU; No. 19 Oklahoma State; No. 20 Memphis; No. 21 Stanford; No. 22 Northwestern; No. 23 Boise State; No. 24 South Carolina; and No. 25 Virginia Tech.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

HS Scores 1/15: Flyin’ finishes, Dunbar beats Woodward

Flyin’ to the Hoop Jan. 12-15 at Trent Arena Friday’s Results Findlay Prep (NV) 50, Huntington Prep (WV) 48: Bol (FP) 18; McGriff (HP) 14. Spire Academy 80, Fairmont 70: Baker (SA) 22; Hendricks (F) 29. Saturday’s Results McEachern (Ga.) 87, Trotwood 77: Okoro (M) 25; Davis (T) 24. Pickerington North 51, Princeton 38: Hunter (PN)...
Franklin Monroe falls in Flyin’ debut despite Conley’s 35 points
Franklin Monroe falls in Flyin’ debut despite Conley’s 35 points

It’s not often that Franklin Monroe draws a Midwest Athletic Conference power in boys basketball. That’s what made Monday’s matchup with Minster extra special. “The MAC is a really good conference,” Jets junior standout Ethan Conley said. “It’s always a good challenge for us playing teams from the MAC. We&rsquo...
Unbeaten Fort Loramie makes Flyin’ debut by beating Thurgood
Unbeaten Fort Loramie makes Flyin’ debut by beating Thurgood

Fort Loramie has seen the best of the Shelby County League and even the Midwest Athletic Conference. But playing Thurgood Marshall was a bit out of the box for the Redskins. “It’s definitely something new that we don’t see every day,” assured Loramie standout senior Dillon Braun. “It’s not on our schedule so we don&rsquo...
Youngstown native Hughes sparks WSU past Penguins
Youngstown native Hughes sparks WSU past Penguins

There’s no face like home for Wright State junior guard Mark Hughes. Playing against Youngstown State tends to bring out the best in Hughes, a Youngstown native, and that was the case again Monday as he scored 13 points and made several key plays late as the Raiders pulled away from the Penguins for a 77-67 victory at the Nutter Center. &ldquo...
What Bill Self said after Kansas’ comeback win over West Virginia
What Bill Self said after Kansas’ comeback win over West Virginia

No. 10 Kansas secured one of its most valuable wins of the season to date on Monday night, beating No. 6 West Virginia on the road 71-66. The Jayhawks were paced in scoring by Svi Mykailiuk’s 17 points, while Devonte Graham added 16 and Udoka Azubuike dropped 10 despite playing in foul trouble for most of the night. Here&rsquo...
More Stories