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CFP playoff standings: What College Football Playoff looks like following Michigan-Ohio State upset

The Wolverines have shaken up the playoff picture. We break down what it looks like coming out of Rivalry Week.

Michigan receiver A.J. Henning runs behind the block of tight end Erick All for a touchdown against Ohio State during the first half at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Junfu Han/Detroit Free Press / USA TODAY NETWORK

With the Michigan Wolverines upsetting the Ohio State Buckeyes to kick off Week 13 of the college football season, the College Football Playoff picture has become even more unclear. Ohio State’s two losses likely eliminate them from playoff contention, and Michigan will have to avoid tripping up in the Big Ten championship game to truly make the field. There will be those who want a 2-loss Buckeyes team in, but that discussion should not be taking place.

With Michigan’s win, the Wolverines will likely take Ohio State’s spot among the top four teams. The Georgia Bulldogs stomped Georgia Tech and should remain at No. 1, while No. 4 Cincinnati delivered more style points with a 35-13 win over East Carolina. Alabama has avoided an upset in the Iron Bowl with a four-overtime victory against Auburn. Here’s what the projected playoff picture is at the moment.

1. Georgia
2. Michigan
3. Alabama
4. Cincinnati

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Notre Dame will round out the playoff picture based on results from later games. Ohio State and Oregon will be hanging around, but the top 4 teams heading into championship weekend will be Georgia, Alabama, Michigan and Cincinnati in some order.