After defeating then-No. 4 Michigan 62-39 on Saturday, Ohio State (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten) moved up to No. 6 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday.
With Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Georgia filling the top four playoff spots in the latest rankings, Ohio State falls behind Oklahoma at No. 5 after the Sooners defeated then-No. 13 West Virginia 59-56 on Friday.
The Buckeyes are one of four teams in the Big Ten to be represented in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, including No. 7 Michigan, No. 12 Penn State and No. 21 Northwestern.
This marks the first time Ohio State has held a position in the playoff ranking outside of the No. 10 spot, a spot the team had held for the first four rankings of the 2018 season.
No. 6 Ohio State will take on No. 21 Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Indianapolis.
Here are the full current rankings.
3. Notre Dame
6. Ohio State
12. Penn State
13. Washington State
16. West Virginia
18. Mississippi State
19. Texas A&M
22. Boise State
23. Iowa State
25. Fresno State