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Northwestern ranked No. 21 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

The Wildcats are inching their way to the top.

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Illinois Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another jump in the College Football Playoff rankings for Northwestern. The Wildcats came in at No. 21 in the latest rankings, up one spot from last week.

Notably, Michigan State, despite having the same record as Northwestern and having lost in Evanston, comes in at No. 16.

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Penn State slots in at No. 9, Ohio State is at No. 8 and Wisconsin sits at No. 4, meaning it will almost certainly control its own playoff destiny heading into the Big Ten Championship game against Ohio State.

Here are the full rankings: