Mike Carter -- USA Today

Ohio State Stays at No. 2 In Latest College Football Playoff Rankings

Ohio State keeps hold of it's No. 2 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings that were released Tuesday evening.

Ohio State appears to be in good shape to qualify for the 2016 College Football Playoff.

After beating then-No. 3 Michigan (10-2), 30-27,  in double overtime last Saturday, the Buckeyes remained the second-ranked team in the CFP rankings that were unveiled Tuesday evening. 

Alabama (12-0) is still the top team, a spot it has not relinquished since the first CFP rankings came out on Nov. 1. 

Though OSU (11-1) will not play in the Big Ten title game on Saturday, it seems likely it'll get into the CFP, given its No. 2 ranking. 

Penn State (10-2) and Wisconsin (10-2) will meet in the Big Ten championship game. Should PSU win, then things get interesting for the Buckeyes because the Nittany Lions have the head-to-head advantage over OSU.  

PSU has already won the division that both Ohio State and Michigan are in. Becoming league champions will mean Penn State has beaten the No. 6 team in the country as well.

However, the Nittany Lions have two losses compared to the Buckeyes' one.

It will be interesting to see how things shake out, to say the least.

All will be settled when the final CFP rankings are announced Sunday at noon (ET) on ESPN.  

Full Rankings 

1.) Alabama (12-0)

2.) Ohio State (11-1)

3.) Clemson (11-1)

4.) Washington (11-1)

5.) Michigan (10-2)

6.) Wisconsin (10-2)

7.) Penn State (10-2)

8.) Colorado (10-2)

9.) Oklahoma (9-2)

10.) Oklahoma State (9-2)

11.) USC (9-3)

12.) Florida State (9-3)

13.) Louisville (9-3)

14.) Auburn (8-4)

15.) Florida (8-3)

16.) West Virginia (9-2)

17.) Western Michigan (12-0)

18.) Stanford (9-3)

19.) Navy (9-2)

20.) Utah (8-4)

21.) LSU (7-4)

22.) Tennessee (8-4)

23.) Virginia Tech (9-3)

24.) Houston (9-3)

25.) Pittsburgh (8-4)

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