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BREAKING: Ohio State Buckeyes Earn No. 1 Spot in First College Football Playoff Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes open up as the top-ranked team in the inaugural list, followed by the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs and No. 3 Michigan Wolverines.

The first College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday evening, featuring the Ohio State Buckeyes at the top of the heap.

The Buckeyes earned the No. 1 spot in the country, followed by the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs and No. 3 Michigan Wolverines.

These rankings disagreed with the latest Associated Press marks, which placed Ohio State third in the country following their 24-10 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday. The AP also has both the Bulldogs and Wolverines ahead of the Buckeyes at first and second respectively.

Here are the full CFP rankings from Tuesday evening:

1. Ohio State Buckeyes

2. Georgia Bulldogs

3. Michigan Wolverines 

4. Florida State Seminoles

5. Washington Huskies

6. Oregon Ducks

7. Texas Longhorns

8. Alabama Crimson Tide

9. Oklahoma Sooners

10. Ole Miss Rebels

11. Penn State Nittany Lions

12. Missouri Tigers

13. Louisville Cardinals

14. LSU Tigers

15. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

16. Oregon State Beavers

17. Tennessee Volunteers  

18. Utah Utes

19. UCLA Bruins

20. USC Trojans

21. Kansas Jayhawks

22. Oklahoma State Cowboys

23. Kansas State Wildcats

24. Tulane Green Wave

25. Air Force Falcons

Ohio State remains undefeated through nine weeks of the season, including two wins against top-ten teams: No. 9 Notre Dame and No. 7 Penn State (their rankings at the time). The Buckeyes will play their final ranked team of the season in the final weekend of the regular season on November 25, when they take on the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines.

First, however, the Buckeyes will head to New Jersey to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday.