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MSU ranked No. 3 in first College Football Playoff Rankings

November 2, 2021
<p>Redshirt sophomore defensive end Maverick Hansen celebrates after the Spartans raced back from a 16-point deficit to beat the Wolverines on Oct. 30, 2021.</p>

Redshirt sophomore defensive end Maverick Hansen celebrates after the Spartans raced back from a 16-point deficit to beat the Wolverines on Oct. 30, 2021.

Photo by Devin Anderson-Torrez | The State News

Michigan State has been ranked No. 3 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. They are the highest ranked team in the Big Ten, two spots above Ohio State who will be their opponent in just over two weeks.

The Spartans are coming off of a big comeback win against Michigan led by junior running back Kenneth Walker III’s five-touchdown performance and are the only remaining undefeated team in the Big Ten. They look to continue their journey to the College Football Playoff when they take on Purdue on Saturday.

Here’s how the rest of the teams are ranked: 

1. Georgia

2. Alabama

3. Michigan State 

4. Oregon

5. Ohio State

6. Cincinnati

7. Michigan

8. Oklahoma

9. Wake Forest

10. Notre Dame

11. Oklahoma State

12. Baylor

13. Auburn

14. Texas A&M

15. BYU

16. Ole Miss

17. Mississippi State

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18. Kentucky

19. NC State

20. Minnesota

21. Wisconsin

22. Iowa

23. Fresno State

24. San Diego State

25. Pittsburgh



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