Ohio State, LSU among teams destined to fall

How Ohio State should be treated after losing to Michigan is the most pressing question in this week’s USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches poll, and where the Buckeyes’ country could offer a glimpse of how the college football playoff selection committee is doing on Tuesday evening before last, the same concern concerns rankings.

The shock from the rivalry weekend shouldn’t send Ohio State too far into the top 25. In fact, the Buckeyes could drop just three places to No. 5 as voters look for options outside of the very safe top 4 of Georgia, Michigan, TCU and Southern California.

Three other contenders won’t be so lucky.

LSU should fall out of the top 10 and will not be considered in the playoffs after the 38-23 loss to Texas A&M. While the Tigers already had a spot booked in the SEC championship game, the loss doesn’t paint a healthy picture of their chances of ending the upset against Georgia.

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