After a 34-16 road victory over the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday afternoon, the Wisconsin Badgers jumped five spots in the College Football Playoff committee's Top 25 to No. 20.
There are now five teams from the Big Ten conference in the committee's Top 25 that was released Tuesday evening. Ohio State now sits at No. 8 -- jumping six spots from No. 14 to No. 8 after throttling Michigan State 49-37 Saturday. The Spartans are now the second-highest rank team from the B1G at No. 12 after falling four spots with the loss.
The Badgers' next opponent, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, dropped three spots in their bye week to No. 16, while Wisconsin is at No. 20. Minnesota jumps into the committee's rankings at No. 25 after not being ranked last week. This should be a fun month of key match-ups in the Big Ten West division, as all three teams are ranked and face each other in November (take THAT, Big Ten East!).
In the grand setting, the Oregon Ducks jumped to No. 2 in the rankings after beating now-No. 23 Utah 51-27 last Saturday, with TCU bouncing up into No. 4 after its win against now No. 13 Kansas State. Mississippi State still holds the top spot, and Florida State remains in the Top 4 at No. 3.
Among some of the biggest jumpers in the Top 25 are Arizona State (up eight spots to No. 6), Baylor (up six spots to No. 7), Ohio State, UCLA (now No. 11 after sitting at No. 18), Arizona, Georgia and Wisconsin (the latter three up five spots each).
Here are the full rankings below:
|Rank||Team||Last week||Week 11 result||Toughest opponent left (per F/+)||If the season ended today ...|
|1||Mississippi State (9-0)||1||Won 45-16 vs. Tennessee-Martin||Alabama||Sugar Bowl vs. TCU|
|2||Oregon (9-1)||4||Won 51-27 at No. 17 Utah||Oregon State||Rose Bowl vs. Florida State|
|3||Florida State (9-0)||2||Won 34-20 vs. Virginia||Miami||Rose Bowl vs. Oregon|
|4||TCU (8-1)||6||Won 41-20 vs. No. 7 Kansas State||Texas||Sugar Bowl vs. Mississippi State|
|5||Alabama (8-1)||5||Won 20-13 (OT) at No. 16 LSU||Auburn||Orange Bowl vs. Clemson|
|6||Arizona State (8-1)||14||Won 55-31 vs. No. 10 Notre Dame||Arizona||New Year's bowl|
|7||Baylor (8-1)||13||Won 48-14 at No. 15 Oklahoma||Kansas State||New Year's bowl|
|8||Ohio State (8-1)||14||Won 49-37 at No. 8 Michigan State||Minnesota||New Year's bowl|
|9||Auburn (7-2)||3||Lost 41-38 vs. Texas A&M||Alabama||New Year's bowl|
|10||Ole Miss (8-2)||12||Won 48-0 vs. Presbyterian||Mississippi State||New Year's bowl|
|11||UCLA (8-2)||18||Won 44-30 at Washington||USC||New Year's bowl|
|12||Michigan State (7-2)||8||Lost 49-37 vs. No. 14 Ohio State||Maryland|
|13||Kansas State (7-2)||7||Lost 41-20 at No. 6 TCU||Baylor|
|14||Arizona (7-2)||19||Won 38-20 vs. Colorado||Arizona State|
|15||Georgia (7-2)||20||Won 63-31 at Kentucky||Auburn|
|17||LSU (7-3)||16||Lost 20-13 (OT) vs. No. 5 Alabama||Arkansas|
|18||Notre Dame (7-2)||10||Lost 55-31 at No. 9 Arizona State||Louisville|
|19||Clemson (7-2)||21||Won 34-20 at Wake Forest||Georgia Tech||Orange Bowl vs. Alabama|
|20||Wisconsin (7-2)||25||Won 34-16 at Purdue||Nebraska|
|21||Duke (8-1)||22||Won 27-10 at Syracuse||Virginia Tech|
|22||Georgia Tech (8-2)||24||Won 56-23 at NC State||Georgia|
|23||Utah (6-3)||17||Lost 51-27 vs. No. 4 Oregon||Arizona|
|24||Texas A&M (7-3)||NR||Won 41-38 at No. 3 Auburn||LSU|
|25||Minnesota (7-2)||NR||Won 51-14 vs. Iowa||Ohio State|