National Championship shake-up

Four top ten losses shift national college football rankings

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Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor

Ohio State vs. Michigan, one of the most decorated rivalries across sports history, dating back all the way to Oct. 16, 1897. The two teams have since played in 118 rivalry matches, however, their most recent meeting shocked the nation of college football.

The Michigan win swapped up the nation rankings going into championship weekend.

The Wolverines broke things open in the fourth quarter. McCarthy ran in a touchdown, as well as completed two more touchdown passes to Donovan Edwards. The Buckeyes dialed in one last field goal, but Michigan ultimately took the win 45-23, their second straight series win and first win in Columbus since 2000. 

The Wolverines held the ranking of three in the nation, Ohio State holding two. After defeating the Buckeyes, Michigan moved up to the two spot, dropping Ohio State to fifth.

Georgia remains in the number one spot, after College Football Playoff selection committee chair Boo Corrigan stated that “there was nothing they did last weekend against Georgia Tech to diminish them,” so they saw no reason to drop their ranking. 

Michigan will move on to face Purdue in the Big Ten Conference Championship Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at 8 p.m. Coming out of their second straight undefeated regular season, Georgia will face eleventh ranked LSU in the SEC Championship game Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. 

TCU is leaving the regular season ranked third in the nation, after a close clock-beating field goal win over Baylor, and demolishing Iowa State. The Horned Frogs are going on to face tenth ranked Kansas State for the Big 12 Championship Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. 

USC, ranked fourth, will face off against Utah for a rematch of the Pac-12 Championship in Las Vegas Dec. 2, after defeating Notre Dame 38-27.Setting the stage for the FCS championship game that will take place Jan. 8, 2023, conference winning teams automatically secure a spot in the FCS tournament.