Ohio State opens playoff rankings at No. 1

(WTVG) - The Ohio State football was named the top team in the nation as the College Football Playoff committee released its first rankings of the 2019 season.

The Buckeyes (8-0) are in the top spot for the first time. They lead fellow unbeatens Alabama, LSU, and Penn State. Alabama and LSU face each other this weekend.

The top four teams in the rankings at the end of the season will make up the playoff bracket.

Michigan appeared at No. 14 in the rankings. The Buckeyes close the season with a home game against Penn State and a game against the Wolverines in Ann Arbor before a potential spot in the Big Ten Championship game.