Ohio State has assumed college football’s pole position once again, as it jumped LSU for the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings announced on ESPN Tuesday.
The Buckeyes beat then-No. 8 Penn State 28-17 Saturday, and LSU won 56-20 against Arkansas.
Ohio State held the top spot in the College Football Playoff’s initial ranking Week 10, but LSU claimed it the following week after beating then-No. 3 Alabama 46-41 on the road.
No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia rounded out the top four, marking the third consecutive week they’ve held those spots.
The Buckeyes will play the winner of Saturday’s matchup between No. 8 Minnesota and No. 12 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game Dec. 7. Minnesota moved up two spots and the Badgers stayed put.
Michigan remained at No. 13 in the rankings despite a 39-14 over Indiana. The Buckeyes and Wolverines kick off at noon Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.