1). Alabama Crimson Tide- Struggled early with Chattanooga. I am sure they were looking ahead to the Iron Bowl and SEC Championship games.
2). Ohio State Buckeyes- Michigan State had a chance to win late, but came up short. The Buckeyes host Michigan next, in what is the most important OSU-Michigan game in close to a decade.
3). Clemson Tigers- Took care of Wake Forest as expected, they move up past Michigan because there are major questions about Michigan’s QB situation.
4). Michigan Wolverines- The Wolverines season will come down to next week at Ohio State.
5). Penn State Nittany Lions- Another easy win, next up Michigan State comes to Happy Valley.
6). Washington Huskies- Got back on track Saturday night, tough games loom against Washington State and the Pac 12 Championship game. Win both and they could find themselves in the National title game.
7). Wisconsin Badgers- Can get themselves in the mix for a final four berth with a win over Minnesota and a Big Ten title game win.
8). Oklahoma Sooners- Believe it or not they have an outside shot at the final four.
9). Colorado Buffaloes- I thought the Buffs were a year away? I was wrong, this very well could be their year.
10). USC Trojans- The Trojans are playing as well as anybody in the nation.
11). Western Michigan- Still undefeated and unfortunately for the most part unnoticed.
12). Auburn Tigers- Iron Bowl next, that will determine whether this has been a great season in Auburn.
13). Oklahoma State Cowboys- The Cowboys are hot and QB Mason Rudolph has played well.
14). Houston Cougars- The Cougars have two high-profile wins this year over Louisville and Oklahoma.
15). Florida Gators- Florida State and Alabama are the next two for the Gators, win those and they finish in the top 10.
16). Louisville Cardinals- They got hammered in Houston, so all playoff hopes are gone. Can Jackson hold onto the Heisman?
17). Florida State Seminoles- Seem to have found their groove.
18). Tennessee Volunteers- Have gotten the ship righted, unfortunately, a little too late.
19). Wyoming Cowboys- Two very good wins over Boise and now San Diego State.
20). Stanford Cardinals- Christian McCafrey is back, which means the Cardinal are dangerous.
21). West Virginia Mountaineers- Had a chance to prove themselves against Oklahoma and blew it.
22). Washington State Cougars- Mike leach has done an amazing job turning this program around.
23). Boise State- Easy win over UNLV.
24). Nebraska Cornhuskers- Easy win over Maryland.
25). Navy Midshipmen- Playing very well right now.