The Game will be a battle of two top-five teams.
With the latest College Football Playoff rankings, Ohio State’s rivalry matchup with Michigan will officially be a top-five showdown as the Buckeyes climb to No. 2 in the rankings, with the Wolverines checking in at No. 5.
The No. 3 vs. No. 5 matchup will be the highest-rated showdown in the rivalry since No. 2 Ohio State hosted No. 3 Michigan in 2016. Thanks to a game-winning touchdown from wide receiver Curtis Samuel, the Buckeyes won the game 30-27 in double overtime.
Ohio State moves up to No. 2 in the rankings after a 56-7 blowout win over previous No. 7 Michigan State. The Spartans fell outside the top 10 to No. 12.
Here are the full rankings:
|2||Ohio State (Big Ten)||10-1|
|5||Michigan (Big Ten)||10-1|
|6||Notre Dame (Independent)||10-1|
|7||Oklahoma State (Big 12)||10-1|
|8||Baylor (Big 12)||9-2|
|10||Oklahoma (Big 12)||10-1|
|11||Oregon (Pac 12)||9-2|
|12||Michigan State (Big Ten)||9-2|
|14||Wisconsin (Big Ten)||8-3|
|15||Texas A&M (SEC)||8-3|
|16||Iowa (Big Ten)||9-2|
|18||Wake Forest (ACC)||9-2|
|19||Utah (Pac 12)||8-3|
|20||NC State (ACC)||8-3|
|21||San Diego State (MWC)||10-1|