For the first time this season, Northwestern is ranked in the college football playoff ranking, checking at No. 22.
November 1️⃣3️⃣ #CFBPlayoff Rankings:— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 14, 2018
2️⃣5️⃣. Boise State // @BroncoSportsFB
2️⃣4️⃣. Cincinnati // @GoBearcatsFB
2️⃣3️⃣. Utah State // @USUFootball
2️⃣2️⃣. Northwestern // @NUFBFamily
2️⃣1️⃣. Mississippi State // @HailStateFB
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.