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Michigan Drops to No. 15 in the CFP Rankings, Top Four Remains the Same

The Big Ten may have a shot at two teams in the playoff.

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The Michigan Wolverines are No. 15 in this week's College Football Playoff rankings.

Michigan's (9-3, 6-2 B1G) CFP hopes were slashed at the hands of Ohio State Buckeyes over the weekend, but there are still more than a few interesting takeaways from this week's rankings heading into championship weekend.

The top four stayed the same for the second week in a row with Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa. Saturday's Big Ten title game is essentially a playoff game with the winner being a lock for the group of four.

The Big Ten having two teams in the playoff looks like a real possibility if Clemson or Alabama slip up in their conference title games. North Carolina would have a shot to get in, but we will see what the committee would end up deciding.

With last week's game action, we basically have narrowed down CFP contenders to the top-six teams plus UNC, most likely. Stanford probably is not getting in as a two-loss team in any scenario.

Here is the full top 25 of this week's CFP rankings:

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Oklahoma

4. Iowa


5. Michigan State

6. Ohio State

7. Stanford

8. Notre Dame

9. Florida State

10. North Carolina

11. TCU

12. Baylor

13. Ole Miss

14. Northwestern

15. Michigan

16. Oregon

17. Oklahoma State

18. Florida

19. Houston

20. USC

21. LSU

22. Temple

23. Navy

24. Utah

25. Tennessee

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