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Badgers move into top 10 of College Football Playoff rankings

Badgers move into top 10 of College Football Playoff rankings

From the Get ready for the Big Ten Championship Game with State Journal coverage series

The University of Wisconsin moved up four spots in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday, coming in at No. 8.

After throttling Minnesota 38-17 last week to win the Big Ten Conference’s West Division, the Badgers (10-2, 7-2) earned a spot in the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday, where they’ll take on Ohio State (12-0, 9-0), the top-ranked team in the CFP poll.

With its No. 8 CFP ranking, UW has an outside shot of making the four-team playoff to determine the national champion if it can beat the Buckeyes in Indianapolis. The Badgers would need a number of dominoes to fall their way for that to happen, but it’s a possibility nonetheless. A win would assure the Badgers a Rose Bowl berth at the very least.

Here’s a look at the full CFP rankings:

1. Ohio State 12-0

2. LSU 12-0

3. Clemson 12-0

4. Georgia 11-1

5. Utah 11-1

6. Oklahoma 11-1

7. Baylor 11-1

8. Wisconsin 10-2

9. Florida 10-2

10. Penn State 10-2

11. Auburn 9-3

12. Alabama 10-2

13. Oregon 10-2

14. Michigan 9-3

15. Notre Dame 10-2

16. Iowa 9-3

17. Memphis 11-1

18. Minnesota 10-2

19. Boise State 11-1

20. Cincinnati 10-2

21. Appalachian State 11-1

22. USC 8-4

23. Virginia 9-3

24. Navy 9-2

25. Oklahoma State 8-4

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