Ohio State simply obtained a promotion.

The Buckeyes have formally unseated LSU because the No. 1 group within the nation this week, which implies if the No. 2 Tigers cannot reclaim that spot over the subsequent two video games, they’ll seemingly be going through No. Three Clemson in a Faculty Soccer Playoff semifinal.

Tigers vs. Tigers, anybody?

The transfer got here after Ohio State beat now-No. 10 Penn State 28-17 at dwelling on Saturday, incomes its third win in opposition to a CFP High 25 group this season. LSU, in the meantime, simply beat a 2-9 Arkansas group 56-20. The Buckeyes entered the Penn State recreation ranked No. 1 within the nation in scoring margin at 41.7 factors per recreation, however received by 11 factors on Saturday — their smallest margin of victory this season. It was a season-defining win that clinched the Huge Ten’s East division and assured the Buckeyes a spot within the Huge Ten championship recreation.

Ohio State will face the winner of Saturday’s recreation between No. Eight Minnesota and No. 12 Wisconsin (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC), which has two losses. It is unlikely the highest two spots would change after Week 14, as Ohio State ends the common season in opposition to No. 13 Michigan in Ann Arbor, whereas LSU is at dwelling in opposition to an unranked Texas A&M group.

LSU can nonetheless end within the high spot, although, as it may punctuate its season with a win over the committee’s No. four group Georgia within the SEC championship recreation. That may be a greater win than something on Ohio State’s resume, however it’s solely a part of the ultimate dialogue.

No. four Georgia and No. 5 Alabama held onto their positions, however No. 6 Utah moved up and continues to be able to leaping into the highest 4 over the subsequent two rankings. If Utah beats Colorado on Saturday to clinch the Pac-12 South, it’s going to now face No. 14 Oregon, which sank eight spots after an terrible loss at Arizona State on Saturday. If the two-loss Geese win the Pac-12, it might seemingly get rid of your complete convention. If Utah wins convincingly, although, it might have a shot at ending within the high 4.

At No. 18, Memphis continues to be main the Group of 5 race, simply forward of No. 19 Cincinnati, however the two face one another on Friday. At No. 24 is Virginia Tech, which lastly gave the ACC a second ranked group to assist decide the Capital One Orange Bowl.