Football: Wildcats rise to 18th in latest College Football Playoff Rankings

Max Gelman, Assistant Sports Editor


Northwestern rose to 18th in the College Football Playoff Rankings released Tuesday.

The news comes after the Wildcats (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) defeated Penn State (7-3, 4-2) 23-21 Saturday on a field goal with nine seconds left in the game. NU rose three spots from No. 21 last week.

The Cats are one of six Big Ten teams ranked this week, in addition to No. 3 Ohio State, No. 5 Iowa, No. 13 Michigan State, No. 14 Michigan and No. 25 Wisconsin.

NU takes on Purdue (2-7, 1-4) in its final home game this Saturday.

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