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College Football Playoff rankings: Wisconsin stays at No. 5 in fourth release by committee

The Badgers stay put in the CFP poll, but the same motto remains—just win.

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The Wisconsin Badgers, fresh off of their 24-10 win over Michigan on Saturday, remain at No. 5 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings that were released on Tuesday night.

This is not surprising, considering Alabama, Clemson, Miami and Oklahoma—all ranked ahead of Wisconsin (11-0, 8-0 Big Ten) from last week’s rankings—won their respective games on Saturday.

Miami struggled with a Virginia squad before pulling away in a 44-28 win; however, the Hurricanes jumped over the Tigers for the No. 2 spot, according to the committee’s eyes.

Again, the task at hand for the Badgers is to win out in their final two games, including against No. 9 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 2.

First and foremost, Wisconsin has a chance to go undefeated in the regular season and retain Paul Bunyan’s Axe for a 14th straight year when it faces Minnesota (5-6, 2-6) on Saturday afternoon (2:30 p.m. CT, ABC).

Though Michigan fell out of the CFP Top 25, Northwestern moved up one spot to No. 22.

We’ll have more on this week’s match-up against the Gophers coming up later this week.