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2015 Schedule
10-1, 1st in Big Ten - East

CFP rankings: 1-6

  • 1. Clemson
  • 2. Alabama
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Iowa
  • 5. Michigan State
  • 6. Notre Dame

ESPN Research

Here's where the CFP stands

Oklahoma and Iowa are No. 3 and 4 respectively as Michigan State and Notre Dame are the first two teams out.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa is 4th and Michigan State is 5th. Pretty much interchangeable, as both teams need to win out (and beat one of the other). A Notre Dame loss to Stanford would still be extremely helpful for the Big Ten, as the Irish are 6th.

Connor Cook likely a game-time decision against Penn State (1:24)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Dantonio says he'll be in meetings tonight when new CFP rankings come out. Says he thinks those things usually work themselves out if you get your job down.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Dantonio says he's focused on the week ahead. "Our goal is to win the East." Michigan State wraps up the division if they beat Penn State Saturday.

Booger McFarland's CFP top 4 (1:43)
Should Michigan State be ranked ahead of Iowa? (1:25)
ESPN Stats & Info

Spartans, Wolverines, Bucks still alive

Michigan State has one simple thing it must do to reach the Big Ten title game: beat Penn State. If the Spartans lose, the winner in Ann Arbor clinches the East Division.

ESPN Stats & Info

Worst case scenarios for committee

The College Football Playoff selection committee should hope none of these things happen over the next two weeks.

Is Clemson not the No. 1 team anymore? (1:05)
Drawing Conclusions: Week 12's playoff impact (1:26)

Champ. Drive: Sparty Takes Command, More

Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg & Heather Dinich discuss Michigan State's upset of Ohio State, Ezekiel Elliot's postgame comments, the state of the Big 12, LSU's future and more.

Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports

ESPN experts agree on playoff teams

Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy both predict identical semifinal matchups: Clemson-Oklahoma and Alabama-Michigan State. Who do they pick to advance? Bowl projections

Jemele to Buckeyes: You all can have that L (2:14)

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.151st
Rushing Yards157.089th
Points For31.0Tied-53rd
Points Against21.5Tied-32nd

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