Ohio State remains No. 2 in the 2022 Third College Football Playoff rankings

For the third straight week, Ohio State is No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings.

After destroying Indiana 56-14 on Saturday, the Buckeyes moved to a perfect 10-0 and are still the second best team in the country according to the CFP commission behind Georgia and ahead of Michigan and TCU. Tennessee and LSU are the first two teams on the outside looking in.

In a week where there were no changes in the top five rankings, Boo Corrigan, chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee, said there was little debate over who should be this week’s top four, with the committee opined that “there has been a divorce with Georgia”. and everyone else for the No. 1 spot, though that could change in the next three weeks.

“Every time we went through the process, we came up with Georgia one, Ohio State two, Michigan three and TCU four,” Corrigan said.

Ohio State’s best wins this season include a 21-10 win over then No. 5 Notre Dame in the season opener and a 44-31 win over then No. 13 Penn State at Happy Valley.

The Irish crashed after losing to the Buckeyes, but first-year head coach Marcus Freeman’s team enjoyed an uptick after upset Clemson two weeks ago and has risen to No. 18 in the CFP poll. Meanwhile, the Nittany Lions are in the top 15 in the polls, with their only losses at the hands of Michigan and Ohio State, and are currently No. 11 on the weekly rankings.

This weekend, Ohio State travels to Maryland to take on the Terrapins — a team Ryan Day called “always dangerous” during his Tuesday press conference, especially when they play at home in College Park. Day said the Buckeyes need to be ready for whatever Maryland head coach Mike Locksley and his team throw at them on Saturday.

In two weeks, the Buckeyes will host Michigan at the Horseshoe for the first time since 2018. If the current CFP rankings hold up after this weekend’s games, Ohio State and Michigan will compete in a top-three matchup in Columbus – the first since the 2016 season and before that the 2006 season.

Here are the full top 25 rankings:

Rank

Team

File

1

Georgia

10-0

2

ohio state

10-0

3

Michigan

10-0

4

TCU

10-0

5

Tennessee

9-1

6

LSU

8-2

7

Southern California

9-1

8

Alabama

8-2

9

Clemson

9-1

10

Utah

8-2

11

Penn state

8-2

12

Oregon

8-2

13

North Carolina

9-1

14

Mississippi

8-2

15

the state of Kansas

7-3

16

UCLA

8-2

17

Washington

8-2

18

Notre Dame

7-3

19

Florida state

7-3

20

UCF

8-2

21

Tulane

8-2

22

Oklahoma state

7-3

23

Oregon state

7-3

24

NC state

7-3

25

Cincinnati

8-2

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