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Michigan State stays put at No. 7 in latest College Football Playoff Rankings

November 16, 2021
<p>Fifth-year defensive end Jacub Panasiuk (96) gets his shirt grabbed during the game against Maryland on Nov. 13, 2021, at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans defeated Maryland 40-21.</p>

Fifth-year defensive end Jacub Panasiuk (96) gets his shirt grabbed during the game against Maryland on Nov. 13, 2021, at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans defeated Maryland 40-21.

Photo by Lauren Snyder | The State News

The Spartans took care of business last Saturday, defeating Maryland 40-21 at Spartan Stadium. All of the teams previously ranked ahead of MSU won, resulting in minimal shuffling at the top of the College Football Playoff Rankings including Michigan State, remaining at the No. 7 slot.

Many Michigan State fans were appalled last week to see MSU ranked one spot behind Michigan in the CFP Rankings. The two teams shared the same record and were just two weeks removed from a head-to-head matchup with the Spartans prevailing in East Lansing. Still, the CFP committee saw the Wolverines as the superior team and with both teams winning last week, the committee stood firm ranking Michigan one spot ahead of Michigan State.

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, MSU's upcoming opponent, Ohio State, stayed put at No. 4, while Wisconsin moved up three spots to No. 15 and Iowa also moved up three spots to No. 18.

Here's how the rest of the rankings shake-up with just two weeks remaining in the regular season:

1. Georgia

2. Alabama

3. Oregon

4. Ohio State

5. Cincinnati

6. Michigan

7. Michigan State

8. Notre Dame

9. Oklahoma State

10. Wake Forest

11. Baylor

12. Ole Miss

13. Oklahoma

14. BYU

15. Wisconsin

16. Texas A&M

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17. Iowa

18. Pittsburgh

19. San Diego State

20. NC State

21. Arkansas

22. UTSA

23. Utah

24. Houston

25. Mississippi State

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