Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor, November 11, 2014
The third College Football Playoff Poll was released Tuesday night.
The biggest mover in the Big Ten was Ohio State. The Buckeyes jumped up six spots, to No. 8, after their impressive 49-37 win over Michigan State on Saturday night.
Michigan State dropped four spots, to No. 12, after the loss to the Buckeyes. Nebraska, which was idle, also moved down in the polls as the Huskers appear at No. 16 this week.
Wisconsin moved up five spots, to No. 20, while Minnesota appears in the poll for the first time at No. 25.
As has been the case in the first two weeks of the poll, the Big Ten is shut out of the top four spots, which went to Mississippi State (No. 1), Oregon (No. 2), Florida State (No. 3) and TCU (No. 4).
While the Big Ten would have no team in the playoff if the season ended today, there?s still plenty of time. Ohio State will travel to Minnesota on Saturday, while Nebraska closes out the season at Nebraska, vs. Minnesota and at Iowa.
The final rankings come out Dec. 7 on College Football Playoff Selection Day. This year?s semifinal sites are the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl.
Here's the full poll.
|Playoff Selection Committee Poll|
|Rankings as of 11/11/2014|
|1||Mississippi State (9-0)||1|
|3||Florida State (9-0)||2|
|6||Arizona State (8-1)||9|
|8||Ohio State (8-1)||14|
|10||Ole Miss (8-2)||11|
|12||Michigan State (7-2)||8|
|13||Kansas State (7-2)||7|
|18||Notre Dame (7-2)||10|
|22||Georgia Tech (8-2)||24|
|24||Texas A&M (7-3)||NR|