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10 things to know about the third 2017 CFP rankings

Nov 11, 2017; Madison, WI, USA; The Wisconsin Badgers celebrate with the Heartland Trophy following the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The third installment of the College Football Playoff rankings was released Tuesday night, and No. 5 Wisconsin paces six Big Ten teams.

Learn more about the latest rankings below.

1. There was movement in every spot of the top 10 this week after having the top 5 remain unchanged a week ago.

2. The Big Ten leads the way with six teams for the second straight week, which is the most the conference has ever had in a single week in the CFP era.

3. The Big Ten and the SEC each have three teams ranked in the top 10.

4. No. 5 Wisconsin gives the Big Ten its first team in the top 5 of this year’s rankings.

5. No team ranked lower than No. 9 in the third rankings has made the playoff in the first three seasons. Michigan State was No. 9 at this time in 2015, the season it made the playoff. This year, Ohio State is No. 9.

6. Week 12 features just one matchup between ranked teams: No. 24 Michigan at No. 5 Wisconsin.

7. Miami’s four wins by one possession (8 points) are the most of any top 10 team.

8. No. 14 Washington State, up five spots, and No. 18 Washington, down nine spots, are the biggest movers this week.

9. No. 2 Clemson continues to have the most wins (7) vs. opponents .500 or better, while No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 8 Notre Dame all have six.

10. New to the rankings this week: No. 22 Stanford, No. 24 Michigan and No. 25 Boise State, replacing Virginia Tech (17), Iowa (20) and Iowa State (21).



No. 5 Wisconsin

No. 9 Ohio State

No. 10 Penn State

No. 17 Michigan State

No. 23 Northwestern

No. 24 Michigan