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Penn State Ranked No. 8 in the College Football Playoff Rankings

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The Nittany Lions are the 8th-ranked team in the nation!

NCAA Football: Indiana at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

The stage is set. The clash between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Penn State Nittany Lions will be a top 10 contest, with the Buckeyes remaining No. 2 on the College Football Playoff rankings, while Penn State is ranked No. 8.

The Lions still sit sit behind Utah, Oregon, and Alabama (who are 7th, 6th, and 5th, respectively), but have everything in front of them still. With a win on Saturday, they’re all but guaranteed a spot in the Big Ten Championship game. That’s sure to vault them into contention for a spot in the playoff.

Other Big Ten teams in the rankings include Minnesota at 10, Wisconsin at 12, Michigan at 13, and Iowa at 17.