Football: Wildcats drop to No. 20 in College Football Playoff rankings


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Justin Jackson sprints past a defender. The sophomore running back rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown in NU’s 21-14 victory over Purdue.

Bobby Pillote, Gameday Editor


Northwestern dropped to No. 20 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, released Tuesday night by ESPN.

The Wildcats were No. 18 in last week’s rankings, but moved up in the AP Poll from No. 24 to No. 20 and in the Coaches Poll from No. 24 to No. 21.

NU will go on the road Saturday to battle No. 25 Wisconsin in search of its ninth win of the season.

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