- Top 4 remains the same
- #5 and #6, Louisville and Ohio State survive potential upsets
- #8 Wisconsin ranked only one spot higher than #9 Nebraska who they beat this week
- #10 Florida cracks the top ten
- #12,13 and 14 are filled by Big 12 teams led by 2 loss Oklahoma followed by 1 loss Baylor and West Virginia
- LSU is all the way up to #15
- #16 Utah moved up a spot after a LOSS to Washington
- Western Michigan is a Top 20 team at #17
- #22 Oklahoma State is ranked again and #25 Washington State is ranked for the first time this year
- Tennessee falls out of the rankings after a loss to South Carolina
- Wyoming beats Boise State for the first time ever in an upset of the undefeated Broncos
- Oregon looked like Oregon again and put up 54 in a win over ASU
- Northwestern and Virginia fall short attempting to upset Top Ten teams, OSU for NW and Louisville for Virginia
- Houston wins on a huge comeback
- USF upsets Navy
- Pitt falls short in an upset run at Virginia Tech
Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, and Washington seem like they are more than likely going to get playoff berths even with a good loss as long as they win their conference championships. So what happens if these teams fall out of the top 4?
#5 Louisville only gets in if Clemson loses at some point. However, I do not know what the case would be if Clemson loses in the ACC Championship. Does Louisville move up if that happens? I say no just because Clemson beat Louisiville, but that could open the door for
#6 Ohio State who can surpass both Clemson and Louisiville if they beat Nebraska and Michigan. Michigan may still be in if they keep it close in a loss to Ohio State or just win which looks like the case the way Michigan is playing.
#7 Texas A/M most likely cannot get in unless Alabama loses twice.
#8 Wisconsin gets in by winning the Big Ten and winning out to me even with 2 losses.
#9 Nebraska is in the same boat as Wisconsin, but need a Wisconsin loss in the Big Ten.
#10 Florida gets in by winning the SEC and winning out.
Outside of these 10 teams it will be a long shot for any other teams to get in. The Big 12 most likely will get blanked for a playoff spot. Auburn being the only other two loss team close to getting in can beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl and get a spot in the SEC championship win that and be in the conversation. After Auburn I see no other teams that are candidates to get in. Perhaps Florida gets in with an SEC championship and one more good loss making them a two loss team. Only way Auburn or Florida get in is if the doors open up from losses.