In College Football Playoff Rankings

Louisville improved from sixth to fifth with a victory over Wake Forest, while Washington dropped from fourth to sixth after losing at home to Southern California.

"The committee this week spent a good deal of time on teams 2 through 6, " selection chairman Kirby Hocutt said. However, either Ohio State or MI is going to fall out following their rivalry game, so things are still ready to get wild. Texas A&M was in ideal shape to sneak into the Playoff, as they had only one loss (to Bama), a No. 4 spot in the CFP rankings, and a relatively easy schedule the rest of the way. Clemson, which was No. 2 last week, checks in at No. 5 after its loss to Pittsburgh.

The events of this past weekend open up the possibility that there may be a 2 loss team that goes on to make the top 4 by season's end, so by no means is the season over for Wisconsin, Penn State, or Oklahoma. The Buckeyes have a nonconference victory over Oklahoma, which might win the Big 12.

Following Michigan's loss to Iowa, Alabama is now a unanimous choice for the top spot.

Penn State needs two wins and a little help to make it into the Big Ten Championship game.

It's becoming clearer how impressed the College Football Playoff Selection Committee is with the Big Ten conference.

A string of upsets last weekend brought a modest shakeup to the College Football Playoff rankings.

"Get the four best teams", Fisher said. Penn State, who beat Ohio State earlier, checks in at #8. But, they still have quite a bit of quality wins under their belt. Utah bounced back with a road win over Arizona State, which moved them up to No. 12 this week, and Stanford debuts at No. 24 after three straight wins.

Wisconsin (8-2) rose one spot to No. 6 after its 48-3 thumping of IL on Saturday and Penn State (8-2) climbed three spots to No. 9 after a 45-31 win at IN, giving the Big Ten four teams IN the top nine.

Just how much better are things looking for the Buckeyes and Cardinals? The only other ACC team with a shot at the #Playoffs is Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals, and Clemson has already beat them head-to-head.

And having the likely Heisman Trophy victor in quarterback Lamar Jackson doesn't provide Louisville any bonus points from the committee.

Plenty of football still needs to be played, but in the meantime, what could we expect to see come Tuesday night?

So fasten your seat belts college football fans, it's going to be a insane ride to the final four over the next three weeks. Wisconsin is ranked seventh.

The third edition of this poll has Boise State moving up two spots two the 20th position while Western Michigan remains at No. 21. Name recognition may have something to do with Boise State jumping WMU but also the advanced numbers favor Boise State over Western Michigan.

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