College Football Playoff Chaos! Who's In, Who's Out Following Upset-Filled Week

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Could the Bulldogs still make the playoff as a once-beaten non-conference champion as Ohio State did a year ago? Wisconsin is this year's best example of why it doesn't make sense to pay attention to the weekly rankings.

Stock up: Ohio State.

While Week 10 will be remembered for the impact it had on a number of conferences, including the Big Ten in particular, the schedule for Week 11 might be the best of the season so far. And if the Buckeyes do enter the postseason at 11-2 and as Big Ten Conference champions, you'll look back at this regular season and wonder what could have been. At the same time, Florida State has some close losses already this season and is very capable of pushing Clemson to the limit with nothing to lose this week. Wins against USC, Michigan State and N.C. State help counter losses to a pair of top-5 teams.

No. 6 TCU at No. 5 Oklahoma (-7.5) - 8 p.m. on FOX: As mentioned above, every game in this series since TCU joined the Big 12 has been decided by single digits.

Stock down: Michigan State.

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Beating a ranked team on the road is hard. An undefeated Georgia team, led by the two-headed monster in the backfield of seniors Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, who watched the Prayer at Jordan-Hare as high school seniors and recent Bulldog commits, will be looking to exact their revenge and prove something to the country in the process.

Georgia dropped from second to No. 7 after losing 40-17 against Auburn, who jumped four spaces to No. 6.

Miami and Clemson are now destined to meet in the ACC Championship game. In fact, they trampled the Fighting Irish, 41-8.

Richt and UM are one of the nation's biggest surprises, but it's Georgia that he had the biggest hand in building: 16 of the Bulldogs' 22 starters - including 10 on defense - were signed by Richt when he was Bulldogs coach. They absolutely dominated 8-1 Notre Dame, shutting down the Irish's previously powerful rushing attack and forcing four more turnovers. The offense has controlled games with their ground game, which is right now the most dominant in the country. For starters, Notre Dame needs to lose a game. And no, I don't know how Iowa State managed to corral for them 60 minutes. A week after blanking Air Force without throwing a pass, quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw hoisted one attempt - a 42-yard completion. There have been a few times where he goes to a second option but he usually throws to No. 1. You may see some confident assertions that way. Head Coach Lincoln Riley will still be calling the plays for the men in red, and he should probably be putting his freakish gifts to use for society as opposed to shredding Big 12 defenses with them. When he runs he is a threat to take it to the house on any given play. As I said above, if Notre Dame wins out it will be in the playoff, which the Irish will deserve. But there is something about these TCU Horned Frogs that makes them one of the toughest outs in college football year after year.

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