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Minnesota Football: Gophers ranked No. 8 in fourth College Football Playoff rankings

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Not much to write home about

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers advanced to No. 8 in the latest College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, taking advantage of Penn State dropping to No. 10 and Oregon dropping to No. 14 after losses. The Gophers were ranked No. 10 a week ago.

Ohio State overtook the top spot at No. 1 with their victory over the Nittany Lions, setting up for a Saturday showdown between the Buckeyes and No. 13-ranked Michigan. Wisconsin and Iowa maintained their positions at No. 12 and No. 17, respectively.

Perhaps the most perplexing development from the latest rankings was Baylor moving up from No. 14 to No. 9 after a 24-10 victory over an unranked 6-5 Texas team.