New Playoff Top 25: What We Learned

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But with the Tigers No. 1 in the CFP rankings there is at least a chance they could be in the top four even with a loss to the Hurricanes. Not only did the Tigers have a compelling stash of wins already, but they added to it last weekend with their 34-10 nonconference blasting of SC, which had debuted in the rankings last week at No. 24. That loss dropped the Hurricanes from No. 2 to No. 7, and their only hope at getting back into the top four begins with a win in Saturday's ACC title game against Clemson. Thanks to its win over Alabama - its second over a then-No.

If Ohio State and/or TCU win, then the final spot - or spots - gets tricky.

By not being the fringe team in this week's College Football Playoff ranking, the Sooners could be a "win and they're in" situation during the Big 12 Championship Game.

A two-loss Auburn is two spots ahead of undefeated Wisconsin. "I know they lost to Auburn, but they're just that good." . Ohio State would be coming off four straight wins and a highly-valued conference championship, but one of its two losses was an unexpected beatdown at the hands of a lesser team.

"If all goes as planned with Clemson and Oklahoma winning, you take the victor of the SEC over Alabama and then if Wisconsin wins you have to take a conference champion".

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Speaking to Telefoot , Anthony said: "I'm someone who does not like talking, I like to stay in my little bubble". That's a team that excites more. "I think second half they lacked that discipline".

First, though, the waiting period for Saturday comes with nonstop arguments and speculation about what could happen on Sunday when the College Football Playoff field and bowl matchups are revealed. The Buckeyes' two losses would be against playoff-bound Oklahoma and an embarrassing, inexplicable dud at Iowa, compared with wins over bowl teams Army, Penn State, Michigan State, Michigan and Wisconsin.

But what if Ohio State wins? While a few things would have to fall just right, the latest Playoff Top 25 seems to indicate that there is still a possibility of two SEC teams making the final four this year. The Sooners and Buckeyes would both be 11-2 with a loss to a top-10 team and a loss to a 7-5 team.

Auburn takes on Georgia in the SEC title game on Saturday in Atlanta. The lack of a marquee nonconference win - their game against Georgia Tech was canceled, although that wouldn't have helped much anyway - has hurt them, and they're far out of the conversation. Ohio State would own a conference championship, but Oklahoma decisively beat the Buckeyes in Columbus on September 9. A TCU win over Oklahoma likely would be enough for the Crimson Tide to slide back in.

No. 11 Southern California (minus 4) vs.

Looks like it, especially if Auburn wins the SEC, but it likely will require a loss by either Wisconsin or Oklahoma. Maybe Notre Dame could move up and in if some of its previous opponents play well this weekend.