1). Alabama Crimson Tide- They are in even if they lose the SEC Title game.
2). Ohio State Buckeyes- It was not pretty, but a win is a win. The Buckeyes need to get the passing game going to have a shot at the playoffs.
3). Clemson Tigers- Dominated the Gamecocks the way they were supposed to. Win the ACC Championship game and they should get in.
4). Washington Huskies- A dominating win at Washington Sate puts them into position to make the final four with a win over Colorado.
5). Michigan Wolverines- Outplayed Ohio State for most of the match. Lost because they did not take care of the football, have nobody to blame but themselves.
6). Penn State Nittany Lions- Rank ahead of Wisconsin because of their win against Ohio State.
7). Wisconsin Badgers- Struggled with Minnesota, but have a shot if they win the Big Ten championship game.
8). Oklahoma Sooners- A big matchup with Oklahoma State next week.
9). Colorado Buffaloes- Pac 12 Title game against Washington gives them an opportunity to prove themselves.
10). USC Trojans- The Trojans are playing like a final four team, but will probably not get a chance to prove it.
11). Western Michigan Broncos- Easily dispatched a goodToledo team.
12). Oklahoma State Cowboys- Bye, next up Oklahoma.
13). Florida State Seminoles- A nice win against Florida.
14). West Virginia Mountaineers- Good win for the Mountaineers, should get good bowl game for having a very good season.
15). Florida Gators- Tough loss to the Seminoles and Alabama is next.
16). Navy Midshipmen- Over 60 points scored in their last two games.
17). Stanford Cardinal- Playing well again and McCaffery is the reason.
18). Auburn Tigers- Got dismanteld by Bama.
19). Louisville Cardinals- Lost to Kentucky, the season has turned into a nightmare.
20). LSU Tigers- Finally looking like they were supposed to all season.
21). Virginia Tech Hokies- You never know which Hokie team will show up.
22). Houston Cougars- Lost to Memphis and then lost their coach.
23). Iowa Hawkeyes- Have finished the season strong, in a tough conference.
24). Boise State Broncos- Another tough loss has ended all hopes of a New Years bowl game.
25). Washington State Huskies- A decisive loss at home to Washington.