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CFB Playoff Chairman On Why Ohio State Jumped LSU For No. 1

Ohio State football head coach Ryan Day during the game vs. Cincinnati.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 7: Head Coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches his team warm up before a game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

On Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff rankings were released and there was finally a change at the top.

Ohio State debuted as the No. 1 team in the country in the first playoff rankings, but fell out of the top spot after LSU's dominant performances. However, after taking down Penn State last weekend, the Buckeyes once again climbed to the top of the rankings.

LSU's win over Arkansas didn't impress the committee, which dropped the Tigers to No. 2 ahead of their regular-season finale against Texas A&M.

After the rankings came out, playoff committee chairman Rob Mullens spoke to ESPN about why Ohio State jumped over LSU.

Mullens made it clear that Ohio State's defense makes the Buckeyes the most complete team in the country.

"That win over Penn State solidified that they're a little bit better (than LSU) on the defensive side of the ball," Mullens said.

Ohio State ranks in the top five in both offense and defense this year. In fact, the Buckeyes are the No. 1 scoring offense and the No. 1 scoring defense in the country.

A win over Michigan on Saturday would likely cement Ohio State atop the rankings heading into the College Football Playoff.

Will there be another change at the top? Stay tuned.