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Northwestern ranked No. 22 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

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People are taking notice after the Wildcats’ win over Iowa.

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time this season, Northwestern is ranked in the college football playoff ranking, checking at No. 22.

After beating Iowa and clinching the Big Ten West this past Saturday, Northwestern is also ranked No. 24 in the AP Poll. The Wildcats are one of four Big Ten teams in the rankings, along with Michigan (No. 4), Ohio State (No. 10) and Penn State (No. 14).

Northwestern finished the 2017 season ranked No. 17 in the college football playoff rankings.