When the first College Football Playoff rankings were released this season, Ohio State held the top spot due to the Buckeyes’ dominant performances throughout the first 10 weeks of the season.
Despite demolishing Maryland last weekend, though, the Buckeyes dropped from No. 1 in this week’s rankings.
LSU, fresh off of a win over then-No. 3 Alabama, now sits in the top spot. A 46-41 win over the Crimson Tide was just too much to keep the Tigers from No. 1.
After the rankings were released, College Football Playoff chairman Rob Mullens revealed why Ohio State fell from the top spot.
Mullens was asked if the Buckeyes drop was due to the suspension to star defensive end Chase Young.
Dan Hope of 11Warriors revealed what Mullens said about Young.
“Didn’t directly answer whether Young’s suspension had any impact on Ohio State dropping, but repeated LSU moved up because of its resume of wins,” Hope said of Mullens.
Rob Mullens said selection committee was aware that Chase Young did not play against Maryland and was still impressed by Ohio State. Didn't directly answer whether Young's suspension had any impact on Ohio State dropping, but repeated LSU moved up because of its resume of wins.
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 13, 2019
LSU has impressive wins over Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Texas.
Although the Buckeyes have won every game – by a lot – they don’t have as many quality wins as the Tigers do. That will change in the coming weeks as Ohio State faces off against Penn State and Michigan.
Stay tuned for the latest.